2017 November ATS

Advanced Topic Seminar

Understanding Lean Six Sigma

Presented by Dave Cline, LSSMBB, PMP, CSM

November 4th, 2017 - 8 a.m. to Noon

University of La Verne, Irvine
Orange County Regional Campus
2855 Michelle Drive, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92606

Dave Cline 11 2017 ATS

Presentation Title and Goals

Presentation Title:

Understanding Lean Six Sigma

  • A systematic process improvement approach designed to reduce waste and eliminate defects.

Goals (By the end of the presentation, the attendees will be able to): 

Objectives: You will….

  • Have a basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
  • Understand the DMAIC methodology  
  • Be able to describe some of the basic LSS Tools
  • Understand the role of LSS project champions
  • Learn about techniques for implementing LSS in your organizatione

Presentation Topics:

  • Background & History of Lean Six Sigma
  • Types of Waste
  • Other Quality/Process improvement methodologies
  • PDCA
    • Define
    • Measure
    • Analyze
    • Improve
    • Control
  • Lean Six Sigma Champions
  • Implementing LSS in your organization   

Practice Exercises:

  • Process Improvement demonstration 
  • SIPOC 
  • Red Bead Experiment 
  • Affinity Diagram 
  • Importance of SOPs 



Dave Cline, LSSMBB, PMP, CSM

Mr. Dave Cline is the Director of Program Management at EPIC Management, L.P., which provides management and consulting services to Southern California physician groups and IPAs. Mr. Cline also teaches Project Quality and Risk Management at the University of Redlands and serves on the Board of Directors of PMI’s California Inland Empire chapter as VP of Operations and past president Mr. Cline is also a member of the Industry Advisory Board at DeVry University/Keller Graduate School of Management.

Mr. Cline has over 20 years healthcare experience and 25 years of IT experience. At EPIC, Mr. Cline built and leads the Project Management Office, was the program manager for EPIC’s successful ICD-10 implementation, and developed EPIC’s Lean Six Sigma program resulting in estimated savings of over $300,000 to date.

Mr. Cline holds a BS degree in Mathematics and a secondary teaching credential from the University of California at Riverside, is a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, and a certified PMP and CSM. In 2015, he completed the Regional Leadership Academy sponsored by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership. In his spare time, he is a SCUBA Instructor.



There are 4 PDUs for this event

PDU Category: Technical


University of La Verne
Orange County Regional Campus
2855 Michelle Drive, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92606

U of La Verne Map, Irvine Graphic


PMI-OC Members   $45 pre-registered, $60 by check or cash at the door
Non-Members         $50 pre-registered, $60 by check or cash at the door

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