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Minitab Inc. Offers Quality Companion Training in San Diego Feb. 18   By PRWEB

San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) December 17, 2012

Learn how to navigate process improvement software that makes Lean Six Sigma projects easier to manage and complete by attending Minitab Inc.s public training sessions in San Diego starting February 18.

Quality Companion by Minitab is process improvement software that has been designed by experienced practitioners to help improvement professionals manage Lean Six Sigma and other projects in one application.

Professionals will have the opportunity to learn how to use the software from an industry-seasoned Minitab trainer, who will highlight how to navigate Quality Companions built-in quality tools and how to use and customize various form templates, including C&E Matrix, FMEA and Project Charter.

Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for quality improvement, will offer its Quality Companion Essentials training series February 18-19, 2013, at the San Diego Training and Conference Center, 350 10th Ave., Suite 950, San Diego, California 92101.

The courses are tailored for quality improvement practitioners working in both manufacturing and service-related industries. The course materials include training on the following tools: Process Mapping, Brainstorming/Fishbone Diagram, Y Metrics, Ballots, Presentations, Analysis Capture Tools and Value Stream Mapping.

The full two days of training costs $750. People who register for the training and pay before January 19, 2013 receive a 10% early-bird discount. In addition, two or more people from the same organization receive a 5% discount if they register before February 18. Registration is available online at

All of Minitabs instructor-led training includes plenty of time to practice what you learn under the guidance of expert trainers with years of experience implementing quality improvement projects. Trainers make complex concepts easy to grasp, and are highly regarded for their engaging style and personal attention.

Lou Johnson, Minitab technical training specialist and certified Six Sigma Black Belt, will be the instructor for the San Diego sessions. Johnson brings 24 years of process engineering and Six Sigma experience to his role as a Minitab Trainer.

Throughout his career, he has trained engineers, project leaders and technicians from companies including Arrow and Xerox. Helping others use data to make good business decisions is one of the things I enjoy most about teaching Minitab software, Johnson says.

The skills covered in the two day-long courses are detailed below.

Quality Companion Essentials
Participants learn to identify potential quality improvement projects and how to quantify the risks involved. Participants define and scope a project to more easily gain buy-in from key stakeholders and determine which tools and statistical analyses are appropriate at any phase of the project. Participants create custom data fields and categories, as well as custom project and tool templates that can be stored as permanent software options and shared with other users.

Topics include Quality Companion Environment, Project Manager, Roadmap, Coaches, Templates, Custom Data Fields, Project Data Sharing and Modifying Forms.

About Minitab
Minitab Inc. is one of the worlds leading developers of statistical and process improvement software. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and Pfizer. Minitab products are backed by outstanding services, including training, e-learning opportunities and free technical support.

Minitab Inc., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.


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