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Stirling Green Belt 10-14th Nov

Friday, August 8th, 2014

In association with Robertson Training – 5 day LSS Green Belt training held at Robertson Training facility in Stirling, Scotland.

The only course this year in Scotland so don’t miss it!! and delivered by Matthew Gracie

In A Sentence

Giving people World class problem solving tools and methods, that will deliver measureable improvements in their organisation

What You Get

–       Practical knowledge, tools and processes to lead small teams to improve a business process using the Lean Six Sigma methodology

–       Interactive course using small team sessions to learn, practice and implement new skills using a standard business simulation to achieve enhanced performance

–       Improvement of your ability to lead projects

–       Development of a practical understanding of the “DMAIC” Lean Six Sigma Method

–       Understanding of how employees can be involved to solve business problems

–       Networking with people from other organisations

Programme Ingredients

–       A FREE iPad mini with interactive course materials and templates for the Lean Six Sigma tools pre loaded

–       iPad writing stylus

–       5 days of activity workshop

–       Spiral bound, colour course packs (not sure what this is??)

–       Up to two hours of personal coaching from world improvement expert & Master Black Belt, Matthew Gracie

–       Industry recognised standard Green Belt Certification of completion of improvement project & documentation

–       Refreshments and daily lunch

Technical Bit

–       Day 1 – Define: Introduction and overview of the Green Belt program and how to get Green Belt certified. Defining the problem methods and tools.

–       Day 2 – Measure: Understanding the size of the problem; where, when, how often, who and comparing performance against the customer requirements.

–       Day 3 – Analyse: Finding the root causes of the problem using process mapping and analysis techniques

–       Day 4 – Improve: Generation and selecting solutions for the problem and planning and implementing those solutions

–       Day 5 – Control: Sustaining the solutions so that the problem does not reoccur, monitoring the process and recommending future enhancements.

–       Program review, Green Belt exam on day 5 and next steps


iBook downloads progress

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

I am very pleased to say that the new countries for download keep being added….

Recently adding Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Latvia and Japan

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This now gives in total 27 different countries where the Business Excellence book has been download!!

Thank you


New Lean Overview Video

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014


A quick overview of the 5 key steps for Lean

Lean Overview




Business Excellence iBooks download – reaches 17 countries

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Guatemala is the latest country for the Business Excellence iBooks title download.
Thank you and enjoy the challenge towards Excellence…


Business Excellence June eZine about to be sent

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

If you want a copy of this months eZine sent directly to your email account please let us know by signing up here….

Downloads – 16 and counting….

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

and one more country to add, Argentina.

Thank you,

look forward to your comments



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Downloads – 15 countries and counting

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013


We are now up to 15 countries where the Business Excellence iBook has been download, thank you to all

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, UK, USA

Hope you are all enjoying the read and are challenged to how you can take more positive steps in your organisations.

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Podcast – Translating Strategy into Reality PEX Network

Friday, April 26th, 2013


Have a listen to Matthew talking about “Vision” and making it a reality

Process PerspectivesTranslating Strategy into Reality

In too many organization, nobody – except perhaps the CEO – is really quite sure what the strategic vision of the company is and how it relates practically to the work they do on a daily basis. Does it matter? More than you might think, says the guest on this Process Perspectives podcast.

Hope you enjoy the podcast

Article on PEX Network – Fuzzy Vision

Friday, April 26th, 2013


You may like the article published on the PexNetwork written by Matthew Gracie….

Businessvision1 Shared vision is the first step to business excellence (+ 3 ways to get those metrics right)

Clarity about what marks success from failure is not a clearly defined line in many organisations, writes contributor Matthew Gracie. Here’s how a 1% deviation can lead to 100% failure and what you can do about it.

Also there is a link to a podcast with Matthew at the bottom of the text


Publish on Other media?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013


We have had a few comments about putting the Business Excellence iBooks onto other ePub sites so that other devices can have a fuller experience. What is the thoughts on that?