Improvement Cycles

Learning and continuous improvement.


Through many cycles of learning and continuous improvement, Develop Consulting truly believe that although complimentary, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies have differing outputs and focus.

Lean is typically a cultural engagement and a transformational approach while Six Sigma is very much a sophisticated analytical tool.

But the questions remain:

Do you understand the problems facing your business today?

Do you know why you need a Lean or Six Sigma strategy in your business?

Do you realize the benefits of implementing Lean or Six Sigma methodologies?

Our purpose is to help you find the right training course that will deliver the biggest impact for you and your organization.

Contact us today for more information!

Our Training Courses

Inspired by the Japanese management methods and more specifically, the Toyota Production System, the Lean approach is intended to have the enterprise think first and foremost about maximizing the value that its service can bring to the customer.

Lean White Belt - 1 Day

This course aims to put all attendees on the first step towards a Lean transformation.

Lean Yellow Belt – 2 Day

This course provides participants with an overview of the basic principles of Lean Thinking and outlines the essential Lean tools and practices.

Lean Green Belt – 5 Day

This course provides participants with an understanding of the theory and effective application of Lean concepts, tools and practices within their environment.

Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt – 5 Day (Green Belt Prerequisite)

This program provides a complete understanding of the Lean Six Sigma DMAIC framework.

Executive Training

For those seeking a clear understanding of the role they play in the Lean implementation process and greater understanding of the leadership and practical skills required to influence, inspire and motivate others to excel.

Duration – 1 or 3 Days

This course will provide Executives with practical tools to understand what their role is in supporting any transformational change program and what is required to sustain change.


Before Lean

  • Directive and hierarchical
  • Information only flows downwards
  • Often lack of support for operators
  • Lack of trust and coercion environment

After Lean

  • Supportive and communicative
  • Information flows both ways
  • Operators regarded as experts
  • Support, trust and co-operation


Our coaching and support primarily focuses on looking for solutions rather than looking back to the past. We believe our skill is to reframe the story to be solvable. We use an integrated goal focused model that encourages collaboration between the individual and the coach.




Face to face or remote support

Rapid Improvement Events

Duration – 2 to 5 days

Rapid Improvement Events (RIE) are about taking the existing baseline and improving it. It starts with walking the entire process, we call it “going to Gemba”, which is Japanese for going to see how the work is done. You would be surprised when a group of people come together to describe how a process works, and they all have different perspectives on the same process.

The RIE takes place in your chosen area with key members of staff plus a few additional people from supporting areas, and management.

Our Approach

Our training courses are for people who want to reflect on and enhance the ways they transform business. They are for people with a genuine interest in business transformation and are committed to helping others adapt to the change across the wider team.

Develop Consulting offers its attendees a truly global perspective and opens a new world of thinking. It brings together people working in diverse roles, whether in Canada or around the world, to explore and develop the expanding business transformation and change management.

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