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Lean Six Sigma Certification Program

The only Lean Six Sigma Certification Program
that provides e-coaching by Bill Gaw
during and after the program.

To lead a successful Lean Six Sigma transformation, Lean Six Sigma leaders must have lean knowledge, implementation skills, and "been there, done that" professional coaching.




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Posted by Tom Brouillette in his Blog,
"Tom Brouillette Thoughts at Large "

Certification provides a level of proof that you take your career seriously and are willing to invest in your career from a skills perspective. 

This says that you recognize that your industry is continuously growing and changing and that you recognize the importance of maintaining your level of expertise as the industry grows and changes. 

In my opinion this aspect of certification is the most important and will provide the greatest long term value to your career.  This shows that you recognize the need and are willing to put in the extra effort to gain new skills. 

I will be the first to call out the fact that certification does not replace experience.  On the other hand continuing education and certification again provides that level of comfort for your prospective clients or employers that you have the skills you claim on your resume, and also that you will continue to maintain this level of proficiency.

Have your ever?

Have you ever… attended a lean seminar or webinar with great presentations? You leave motivated and inspired and ready to apply everything that you learned to help your company's lean six sigma transformation succeed. But because of constraints and roadblocks placed in the way and limited implementation "know-how" your plans becomes impossible to implement.

Why Do Most Lean Implementations Fail to Meet Expectations?

"One of the primary reasons why lean transformations fail is the lack of 'boots on the ground' leadership. Successful implementation requires lean leaders that have been trained and coached by a 'been there, done that' lean six sigma, champion."
                                                                Bill Gaw

To be successful, lean six sigma leaders must have the lean knowledge, implementation skills, and professional coaching to solve all of these problems?

*  Too many challenges on his/her plate
*  Cultural roadblocks and process constraints  
*  Problematic computer system integrity
*  Process and quality problem finger pointing 
*  Supplier rejects and/or untimely support
*  Excessive non-value-added costs
*  Evasive business process solutions
*  High work place stress
*  Customer returns and/or complaints

Bill Gaw's Lean Six Sigma certification Program assures that participants gain the knowledge and implementation 'know how' required to solve these problems and more. And, Bill's after program e-coaching helps graduates overcome process constraints and cultural roadblocks.

Lean Six Sigma Certification Program
It's the "how to" that really counts!

"Bill Gaw's training is focused on the "how to." Unlike other training materials that tell you only what you need to do... Bill's training presents what you need to do and then he shows you how to do it. Much of my career success can be attributed to his personal coaching.                                      
                                    T.J. Imholte, VP Integrated Systems
                                                   Advance Storage Products

"Bill is one of the most prolific individuals in the consulting industry and profession. He is a true thought leader and a great coach -- one of the best. His advice is golden and he has the respect of his colleagues worldwide. We all religiously read his articles and news-letters because they are informative, educational and right on the mark."                                     

            Phil Andrews,
Business Development, Project Manager


Lean Six Sigma Certification Program with
e-Coaching by Bill Gaw

Objective: Provide professional "been there, done that", lean six sigma,
                 training for individuals charged with responsibilities
                 for leading a successful lean six sigma transformation.

Purpose:  Present lean six sigma, leadership best practices in a structur-
                ed program that provides individuals with the knowledge and "know
                how" to plan, implement, and optimize a successful lean transform-

Benefits:  Your "Lean Six Sigma, Leadership Certification and e-Coaching
                Program" will help you and your company: 

*  Improve strategic planning and tactical execution
*  Optimize operations and inventory performance
*  Eliminate supply chain constraints
*  Reduce work place stress levels
*  Eliminate non-value-added activities and costs
*  Stabilize sales and operations planning
*  Increase speed, improve quality and customer satisfaction
*  Exceed performance goals and expectations
*  Transform work into fun again.

Deliverables:  Lean Six Sigma Leadership,
                           Training Module, CD-Library

Each training module has between 35 and 56 PowerPoint-Plus slides
with commentaries and "lessons learned" by Bill Gaw

Strategic Planning & Tactical Execution -  Strategic planning is an effective lean leadership process that many companies employ to identify their critical success targets that set the course for future growth and profits. Lewis Carroll in “Alice in Wonderland” makes a good case for it: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” said Alice. “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where…,” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

Value Stream Mapping -  Maps and flowcharts help make work visible. Increased visibility improves communication and understanding, and provides a common frame of reference for those involved with the business and work process. Value stream mapping should be the first step in any lean six sigma transformation plan.

Performance Measurement - Financial numbers may tell us who's winning the war, but it takes a motivational measurement system to win all the battles along the way.  Remember, "without data you're just another opinion."

Sales & Operations Planning - How to improve the integration of sales forecasts with the production master schedule to improve MRP gross to net requirements planning and shop floor and customer on-time deliveries. (New)

Kaizen Management -  If your organization can handle only one change transformation at a time, then let it be the implementation of a “continuous improvement” kaizen program. There just isn’t any other more important program in our pursuit of profits.

Supply Chain and Inventory Management -  Material handling and storage are two of business’s high cost, non-value added activities. The elimination of the stock room, as it is known today, should be a strategic objective of all manufacturers. It’s time to realize that there is much more to supply chain management than simply placing purchase orders with the lowest price bidder.

Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing - If your management company needs to increase speed, improve quality while reducing non-value added costs this training module has the road map. Many of the management process improvement principles and techniques presented are applicable to all industries.  

Thinking Outside the Box - Skills are required by everybody. Each and everyone needs to continuously challenge and expand their ways of thinking to enhance personal and business success.


Professional e-coaching by Bill Gaw during and after the program

One of the most commonly cited keys to success is having a great coach. Whether you're an entrepreneur or are working your way up the corporate ladder. the experience of someone who's "been there, done that" can be invaluable. During and after the program Bill provides expert knowledge, support, empathy, respect and, most important, the wisdom of experience.

Train the Trainer Manual - An effective training methodology for lean leaders. A vital Lean Six Sigma, "train the trainer" resource for effective team and organization training and motivation.

Lean Six Sigma Certification Certificate: Pus a letter of reference from Bill Gaw.

   A supporter saying it better than we can::

"Bill has helped me a lot, either by providing clear and precise directions whenever I asked, or by sharing much of his deep knowledge in his Website, bbasicsllc.com. Managing, with excellence, the combination of sound theoretical knowledge with successful "hands-on" exper-tise, Bill is certainly one of the few persons I'd classify as "Mentor of the Coaches"!

Paulo Lindgren Lean Six-Sigma Consultant
and MBA/M.Sc. Professor"

Our Company

For more than 15 years, our 1700 plus customers and 15,000 plus Lean Six Sigma Forum members have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of lean six sigma, training materials... knowledge and implementation know-how that's helping individuals and companies exceed their goals and expectations.

Our customer list speaks for itself. These companies are serious, as we know you are, about optimizing their company results and improving their bottom line. To review  a partial list of customers using Business Basics’ PowerPoint-Plus training in their pursuit of Best-in-Class Performance, simply click on  our customers.


11-Steps to Becoming a Certified,
Lean Six Sigma Leader

The Certification Program Process:

 1,  Place order for Lean Six Sigma, Leadership Certification
 2,  Receive your first training module via download.
 3,  Study your module at your place and at your pace.

 4,  E-coaching support is available from Bill Gaw via email
      during the program and beyond.

 5,  Write a 500 word paper on what you learned. Email your
      paper to Bill Gaw for review and comments.
 6.  Bill Gaw reviews your paper and provides e-feedback
      If a rewrite is required, guidance and suggestions are
      provided by Bill Gaw.
 7.  The next training module is sent upon acceptance of prior
      training module paper.
 8,  Repeat of steps 3 through 7 until final training module
      paper is accepted.
 9.  Complete one lean six sigma project
      (A kaizen event).
10, Business Basics' Lean Six Sigma, Leadership Certifica-
      tion Certificate and a letter of recommendation from Bill
      Gaw is presented upon completion of the program.

11.  And, most important... Bill Gaw remains your e-coach
      helping you overcome change initiative objections
      and cultural roadblocks while putting your knew
      knowledge and skills into practice.

Participation is Limited

Participation in Bill Gaw's certification program is very limited. Bill works with a limited number of participants at any given time. So if you're interested in joining his program, don't delay, invest a few minutes of your time and see if this program is right for you and your company.


Lean 'Knowledge' and 'know how'

During one of Bill's lean certification programs, Larry Franciscus wrote a very good "paper" about the Value Stream Mapping Training Modules. We published it in one of our LSS Forum Bulletins and below is an email Larry received from one of our LSSF Members:

To: Larry Franciscus

Subject: VSM Paper

It takes a real knack, Larry, to communicate with crisp and concise ideas.  I believe it was Mark Twain who said, "I didn’t have time to write a short story so I wrote a long one instead."

You have done a great job conveying the essence of Value Stream Mapping in a short but thorough method. You have eliminated the waste found in several of the books I have read.

Would you be willing to share each of your papers?  I understand if you would rather not. You have something of real value and could charge for what you have created. I would love to see and learn from your other papers.


John R. Miller
Senior Business Analyst
South Burlington, VA

Don't you wish you could write a similar paper on all of the Lean Leadership training modules in the certification program. As your e-coach, it's Bill Gaw's
job to make sure you can.

Here's what Larry had to say about the
Lean Six Sigma Certification Program.


Thank you so much for the kind words. I really enjoyed learning in this manner.  It is not just the regurgitation of information. There had to be an understanding of the material to write an effective paper in 500 words. I will definitely take you up on your offer to help in the future. Enjoyed the experience and will recommend to others.


Larry Franciscus, Philips Lighting, Salina, KS

What is the Cost?

Much less than you would imagine. In fact, we make the certification program affordable so that it can fit easily within your company's training budget. We want you and your company to benefit from Bill Gaw's Lean Six Sigma knowledge and experiences and to do that is to make it affordable.

The Lean Six Sigma, Training Module Training CD-Library (A value of $564.00)

Professional e-coaching by Bill Gaw (A value of $1500.00 Bill's services includes paper reviews and relevant feedback via e-coaching plus after program e-coaching... his help is just an email away when you are having implementa-tion question and/or problems.

A $2064.00 Value for $896.00

Bill Gaw"s Lean Six Sigma, Leadership
Certification and e-Coaching Program

(A 6-Payment Plan is Available)

Enroll in Bill's Lean Six Sigma, Leadership Certification and e-Coaching Program today at the special discount price of $896.00. That's thousands of dollars less than attending relevant seminars and workshops and with Bill's e-coaching you are guaranteed better results.

It's a Win - Win Training Option

Do you want to:

*  Become a better team member/leader/manager/executive?
*  Focus your energy on the significant issues?
*  Transform your work environment from drudgery to fun?
*  Minimize your day-to-day stress level?
*  Master the basics of lean six sigma leadership
*  Exceed your goals and expectations?
*  Gain recognition, promotions, and salary increases?

Does your company want to:

*  Optimize ERP and management processes?
*  Master the basics of Lean Six Sigma?
*  Increase speed, improve quality, and eliminate non-value-added costs?
*  Eliminate the high cost of end-of-the-month scramble?
*  Improve customer on-time delivery of high quality products/service?
*  Gain control of inventories and optimize their turnover?
*  Increase team contribution to the company's "bottom line?"

A Recent Graduate's Feedback

Dear Bill,

I am very pleased that I discovered your website so I could take advantage of the Lean Certification program.  I was looking for something that provided practical information that I could use immediately and your training material is exactly what I was looking for.  

Your experience in implementing a lean culture obviously shows as the material contains many examples of how each lean tool was applied.  I am very impressed with the breadth of your experiences across a company, from the executive’s office to the shop floor. 

Your coaching throughout the certification was very helpful and I am looking forward to keeping in touch and taking advantage of your offer to assist me at any time. Thank you very much.

V. A. Ames, Project Manager, Sematech

Our Guarantee says it all  

Believe this, we will never consider your purchase binding until you have completed the program. We know that you, like our other customers, will be thrilled with the results. In fact, we are so convinced that this certification program will work for you and your company that if you aren't completely satisfied at the end of the program, simply request an immediate refund of your purchase price. 


Remember, if you continue to work the same way, you're going to get the same results. The next move is up to you. I've shown you that this certification program is as risk free as an offer can come. You and I know that if you've read this far, you're seriously interested in bringing sanity to your day-to-day work environment and helping your company exceed its lean six sigma transformation expectations.

Three Ways to Pay

To Order by Credit Card: Place your order via our secure order form, We'll send immediate confirmation by return email. Your first training module will be delivered via an email download file and you can start your program within 24 hours of our receipt of your order, (In your place and at your pace). To order, just click on the secure order bar below the credit card icons:


 Single Payment:  Click on the below bar.

  6-Payments of $165.00:  

To order by purchase order: Simply email a copy of your purchase order and  participant's email address to annd@bbasicsllc.com. We'll send confirmation by return email. 

To order by phone: call us at 760-945-5596 

The Ball is in Your Court

If you think this training will help your company but you're not in a position to make the final decision, may I suggest that you forward this Web page to the decision maker. He/she may thank you for your interest and initiative.

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