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“Developing Effective Sponsors for Six-Sigma Projects”

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  • Date: 7 Nov - 8 Nov 2023
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Non- Members €500 – Members €350

Sponsors play a vital role in a successful six-sigma project implementation. They provide a significant support to project teams by removing various road blocks during the project cycle and ensure that the team is marching successfully towards the goal. Also they act as a bridge between the project team and organization management. Without Sponsors, efforts can become entangled with internal obstacles, become misaligned with core business objectives, lose focus and track of time, and may not yield expected benefits.

This training is designed to enable you to be a successful sponsor and successfully support Six-Sigma DMAIC competence building across your organization and ensure project successfully deliver results.


Who Should Attend?

| Change agent | Senior Leaderships| Black Belt/ MBB | Business Process Improvement Managers|


Upon completion of this training, as a sponsor you will gain in depth knowledge of the following:

  1. The importance of having an active project Sponsor
  2. Sponsor expectation from the project
  3. Understand the roles and responsibilities of the sponsor
  4. Sponsor interaction with project team, process owner and project mentor
  5. How to select the right personnel to lead the project
  6. Project selection criteria
  7. What makes a good project charter
  8. Understand how a DMAIC project runs (steps, tools)
  9. Follow up a DMAIC project by asking the right set of questions at the tollgate reviews
  10. Understand the critical elements for sustaining the project results and momentum



 What do people say about this workshop?


Very useful, effective training with learnings that can be immediately applied. Use of ZOOM as a facilitation tool was very effective

Orla Mc daid

BMG Operations & OpEx Sr. Manager

Abbott Diabetes Care



Excellent session – I believe the toolkit will be of great benefit to me and I will use it a lot!

Lorraine M Hennessy

Finance Director Operations

Abbott Diabetes Care




Excellent course delivery and content and even in these challenging

times of Covid 19, very interactive.


Ivan Matthews

Sr. Operations Manger

Abbott Diabetes Care



Expectations exceeded for the facilitation of training on ZOOM and worked well

with breakout rooms. Excellent training program! I feel equipped to sponsor the

Green Belt as they embark on the journey and also have gained some knowledge

on areas for improvement  for department focused projects

Tanya C Timoney

Business Intelligence Sr. Manager

Abbott Diabetes Care



Instructor Profile


Hakeem is an internationally recognized thought leader and expert in developing and implementing Operational Excellence programs with undisputed break-through results.

He is the founder of the Xi Horizons Consulting based in Limerick Ireland since 2010.( www.xi-horizons.com)


Hakeem is a certified Six-Sigma Master Black Belt (Dell & Motorola) with great experience in training and coaching continuous improvement teams and executives over more than 25 countries.

He has more than 20 years of extensive global experience of leading  Lean Transformations and Strategic Six Sigma deployment in Manufacturing, IT, Quality, Services, Supply Chains, Engineering, sales.

He Implemented a TRUE lean transformation programs with breakthrough productivity and quality results across Ireland, USA, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, China, India, Holland and Switzerland….

He also Implement Focused Improvement programs at Nestle in Egypt and Morocco from scratch and now they are reference sites in Nestle

Hakeem led the Business Process Improvement Programs for Dell EMEA and was the first certified MBB for Dell outside USA.

Also He was the Global Director of Operational Excellence for Boston Scientific CRM Division across Ireland, USA and Puerto Rico.


Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, Nutrition Medical devices, Medical Optics, Logistics and Transportation, Food and Beverage Industry.

  • Certified Six-Sigma Master Black Belt
  • Certified Kaizen Champion
  • Certified in Change Management
  • D. in Complex Systems Modelling
  • Sc. In Industrial Applied mathematics
  • SC. In Mathematics and Statistics
  • Certified Shingo Affiliate
  • Shingo Enterprise Excellence
  • Genuine Lean Transformation
  • Lean High Performance QC Labs
  • Productivity Improvements
  • Six Sigma Training and Mentoring
  • Kaizen (Rapid Improvement Events)
  • Standard Work development and IMPLEMENTATION
  • Coaching and development for High Performance Teams