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Lean Six Sigma for Government: An Introduction for Government Accountants and Auditors - Yellow Book Series (Course Id 1112)

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Author : Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA
Status : Production
CPE Credits : 7.5
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $90.00
Passing Score : 70%
NASBA Technical: Yes
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Auditing (Governmental) - Auditing (Governmental) for Course Id 1112

Description :

Even for those familiar with it, Lean Six Sigma can mean different things to different people depending on the situation. Sometimes, it indicates a manufacturing technique designed to reduce waste and improve yield. Sometimes it refers to a quality department tool set. Sometimes, it seems like just part of the latest "fix-it" hype, consulting mumbo-jumbo or management flavor of the month type stuff.

Fear of the unknown and not wanting to look stupid is enough to keep most people backing away from Lean Six Sigma. However, Lean Six Sigma is a very useful body of knowledge and we want to make it less daunting and intimidating for others. And Lean Six Sigma holds a wealth of techniques and approaches for squeezing the most out of any effort in the government environment.

This course is intended to provide insight, as well as a foundation for using Lean Six Sigma immediately within the accounting function of an organization-specifically, a government accounting organization. If you are a government auditor, you will find this book is full of fancy, impressive names (sometimes exotic-sounding Japanese names!) for things you already do, and you will find a few new techniques to add to your bag of tricks.

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Release : 2017
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : None.
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
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Advance Preparation : None.
Delivery Method : Self-Study
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 15-Jul-2017
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
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NASBA QAS - NASBA Registry - 1112

Keywords : Auditing (Governmental), Lean, Six, Sigma, Government, Introduction, Government, Accountants, Auditors, Yellow, Book, Series, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Course Learning Objectives

  • Define Lean/Six Sigma
  • Distinguish between philosophy, attributes, toolsets, and methodologies of Lean Six Sigma
  • Differentiate between value added and non-value added activities
  • Identify a family of performance and improvement measures for a function or organization
  • Select an appropriate Lean Six Sigma tool for a task
  • Choose appropriate tools for each phase of the DMAIC model
  • Define qualities and common goals of Kaizen events
  • Distinguish between a Lean Six Sigma project and a Lean Six Sigma program
  • Classify reasons for resistance to change

Chapter 1
Lean Six Sigma for Accountants--Introduction

  • Define Lean Six Sigma
  • Determine how Lean Six Sigma fits into the accounting culture

    Chapter 2
    Defining Lean Six Sigma

  • Differentiate between Lean and Six Sigma
  • Distinguish between philosophy, attributes, toolsets, and methodologies of Lean Six Sigma

    Chapter 3
    Basic Lean Concepts

  • Differentiate between value-added and non-value added activities
  • Define core concepts of Lean-including waste and value stream flow

    Chapter 4
    Basic Six Sigma Concepts

  • Define the core concepts of Six Sigma including variation, standardization, special and common causes
  • Identify a family of performance and improvement measures for a function or organization

    Chapter 5
    The Top 13 Lean Six Sigma Tools

  • Discriminate between Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Select an appropriate Lean Six Sigma tool for a task

    Chapter 6
    The Dmaic Process

  • Define the phases of the DMAIC model
  • Choose appropriate tools for each phase of the DMAIC model
  • Classify activities of process improvement into the phases of the DMAIC process

    Chapter 7
    Understanding Kaizen

  • Define key Kaizen terms
  • Define qualities and common goals of Kaizen events

    Chapter 8
    Making Lean Six Sigma Work

  • Distinguish between a Lean Six Sigma project and a Lean Six Sigma program
  • Define the four key factors for success-the four "rights"
  • Classify reasons for resistance to change
  • Define solutions for resistance to change
  • Course Contents :

    Chapter 1: Lean Six Sigma For Accountants--Introduction

    Introducing and Demystifying Lean Six Sigma

    What Is It?

    The Accounting Focus

    TOP TEN Factors That Make Accountants Ideal Users of Lean Six Sigma:

    1.Accountants and auditors see more.

    2.Accountants and auditors have the data.

    3.Accountants are often players in strategic planning ­ or should be.

    4.Accountants and auditors naturally value accuracy, timelines, and CONTROL!

    5.Accountants and auditors are good at structure.

    6.Accountants and auditors like the fact that Lean Six Sigma is bottom-line driven.

    7.Accountants end up getting involved anyway.

    8.Accountants and auditors will appreciate the holistic approach.

    9.Accountants and auditors are increasingly held to non-financial performance metrics.

    10. Accountants and auditors sometimes need an image makeover.

    Lean Six Sigma at Work

    A Universitys Experience

    Why Is It Called Lean Six Sigma?

    What does Lean Six Sigma do?

    Is it really breakthrough?

    Motivation via a burning platform

    Is Your Platform Burning? C A Starting Point for Using Lean Six Sigma for Improving a Process

    How Strong Are Your Controls? (Or, How good is your process?): An example

    Do You Want to Be a McDonalds?

    Working with My Favorite Professor--Lean Six Sigma in Action

    Lean Six Sigma and Breakthrough--Some More Examples

    The Internal Revenue Service

    Bank One

    Lean Six Sigma and You

    Whats in the Rest of This Book?

    Study Questions for Chapter 1

    Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 1


    Chapter 2: Defining Lean Six Sigma

    Some Background Context

    Sibling Rivalry

    Origins of Lean Six Sigma

    Lean and Six Sigma--Comparative Attributes

    Standing on the Shoulders of Giants--the Pioneers

    Sometimes the Engineers Ran into Snags That Accountants Had Caused!

    How Can You Use Lean Six Sigma?

    How Lean Six Sigma Makes a Difference, or at Least, a Good Story

    The Taxonomy of Lean Six Sigma

    Drilling down Through Four Levels: Philosophy, Attributes, Toolset, Methodology

    Lean Six Sigma Defined: The Philosophy

    Lean Six Sigma Defined: The Attributes

    Lean Six Sigma Defined: The Toolset

    Lean Six Sigma Defined: The Methodology

    PDCA and DMAIC Models Compared

    The OESH MODEL

    STEP 1: Organizing

    STEP 2: Executing

    STEP 3: Sustaining

    STEP 4: Honoring

    What Lies Ahead?

    Study Questions for Chapter 2

    Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 2

    Chapter 3: Basic Lean Concepts

    Core Concept: Value-Added and Non-Value Added Activities

    Value

    The Customer Determines Value

    Adding value

    Core Concept: Waste

    Core Concept: The Value Stream and Flow

    The Shorter the Stream, the Better

    Flow

    Study Questions for Chapter 3

    Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 3


    Chapter 4: Basic Six Sigma Concepts

    Core Concept: Variation

    How Do You Control Variation?

    Core Concepts: Standardization and Consistency

    Core Concepts: Capability and Stability

    Core Concepts: Common Cause and Special Cause

    Core Concepts: Metrics and Measurement

    Study Questions for Chapter 4

    Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 4

    Chapter 5: The Top 13 Lean Six Sigma Tools

    1. Brainstorming

    2. Benchmarking

    3.Process Map or Flow Chart

    4.Value Stream Map

    5. Check Sheet

    6. Pareto Charts

    7. 5 Whys

    8. Cause and Effect Diagram--a.k.a. Fishbone Diagram

    9. Impact/Effort Matrix

    10. Spaghetti diagram

    11.The 5 Ss

    12.FMEA (Risk Assessment Matrix)

    13. Documentation

    Study Questions for Chapter 5

    Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 5

    Chapter 6: The Dmaic Process

    The DMAIC Phases

    1.DEFINE

    2.MEASURE

    3.ANALYZE

    4.IMPROVE

    5.CONTROL

    USING DMAIC--A Scenario

    Study Questions for Chapter 6

    Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 6


    Chapter 7: Understanding Kaizen

    Development of Kaizen

    Rapid Improvement

    Benefits of Kaizen within Lean Six Sigma

    Cross-Functional

    The Timeline

    KAIZEN EVENT--DEFINE

    Define the Project

    Identify the Kaizen Leader and the Team--Team Preparation

    Management Buy-in and Support

    Map the Process

    Compare Current and Future States

    KAIZEN EVENT--MEASURE

    What to Measure

    Where It Comes From

    KAIZEN EVENT--ANALYZE

    Looking for Gaps and Non-value added (NVA)

    Midpoint Executive Review

    KAIZEN EVENT--IMPROVE

    Choose Improvements That Can Be Accomplished Immediately

    Test and Implement

    KAIZEN EVENT--CONTROL

    Observe and Adjust

    Establish standards

    Maintaining Improvements

    Celebrate and Recognize

    Communicate

    Study Questions for Chapter 7

    Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 7

    Chapter 8: Making Lean Six Sigma Work

    Project or Program

    Select the RIGHT SPONSOR

    Select the RIGHT PROJECT

    Select the RIGHT TEAM

    Select the RIGHT METRICS

    Why Change Fails

    There Are Even More Reasons Why Change Is Hard to Sustain

    Recommendations for Overcoming Resistance to Change

    Your Role in Lean Six Sigma

    Its the Process, Not the People­

    Study Questions for Chapter 8

    Answers to the Study Questions for Chapter 8

    Afterword

    References

    Glossary

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