INF 322 Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Principles & LSS v1.0 — Complex Adaptive Syllabus (CAS)
INF 322 Introduction to Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Principles is built upon the methodology of LSSv2.0.
The purpose of the Complex Adaptive Syllabus (CAS) is to provide a deeper understanding of the structure of my teaching methodology and how this course will be conducted.
For those of you thinking of immediately dropping this course, I suggest you visit the Swarm Learning (SL) Facebook Group and interact with former students. This course provides you the freedom to complete assignments as they post.
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Dr. Jamie Schwandt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is LSSv2.0?
LSSv2.0 is contextually-driven decision-making and a sense-making methodology that helps us identify and recognize our problems and situations prior to making a decision. It is taught using the philosophy and methodology of Swarm Learning (SL). It uses the theory and methodology of Distinctions-Systems-Relationships-Perspectives (DSRP). LSSv2.0 uses the Cynefin framework to aid decision-making and identify the location of a problem. Within this framework, LSSv2.0 uses multiple methodologies to accurately define a situation or location of a problem to ensure the correct method or tool is utilized — methods such as Scrum, LSS, Systems Thinking v2.0, and Recognition Primed Decision (RPD).
LSSv2.0 seeks to shift focus away from traditional problem-solving approaches and decision-making towards contextually-driven decision-making and sense-making approaches.
Swarm Learning (SL) is a teaching philosophy and methodology where students provide continuous feedback to change a class while in progress — where the feedback changes how students learn concepts but does not change the concepts they must learn — in order to teach students how to think, not what to think — where the overarching intent is to facilitate a fast transfer of learning. [Swarm Learning was created by Jamie Schwandt]
Distinctions-Systems-Perspectives-Relationships (DSRP) is a theory and method of thinking. Theory: four structures are inherent in every piece of knowledge and are universal to all human thinking and that any piece of information can be viewed using each of these structures to gain a deeper understanding of that information. Method: is built upon two premises: first, that humans build knowledge, with knowledge and thinking being in a continuous feedback loop, and second, that knowledge changes. [DSRP was created by Derek and Laura Cabrera]
- DSRP Theory guides the Philosophy of SL
- DSRP Methodology was used to develop the Methodology of SL
Cynefin Framework is a conceptual framework used to aid decision-making. It is a sense-making device — where sense-making is the process by which we give meaning to experiences. The framework possesses five domains or decision-making contexts: Clear, Complicated, Complex, Chaotic, and Disordered. These domains or contexts help us to identify how we perceive situations and make sense of behaviors. They offer a “sense of place” from which to analyze behavior and make decisions. [Cynefin Framework was created by Dave Snowden]
Introduction to LSS
All four books are required for this course. Visit the following links if you have not (or were not able) to purchase them from the FHSU bookstore:
All Introduction to LSS books plus:
Course Schedule & Grading
This schedule is tentative and might change during the semester depending on how the course evolves. Students will be notified of any changes through announcements sent via e-mail and announcements via WordPress. If time is mentioned in the course, it refers to Central Time Zone.
Grades will be recorded in Blackboard.
Students will earn 10 extra credit points for posting and discussing their assignments in the SL Facebook Group. In the group, you will find former students, current students, and experts. This group will be a definite go-to for those of you thinking of immediately dropping.
Course Flow: How to Complete Your First Assignment
Step #1. From Blackboard, click Start Here. From there, you will see a link to the class WordPress site. You will receive an e-mail invite as well. The site can be found at https://ltblogs.fhsu.edu/swarmlearning/.
Step #2. From the Class WordPress site, click (First Assignment Instruction) KT1: All Classes and follow the instructions.
Don’t panic, watch the how-to video, and interact with your peers and experts in the SL Facebook Group. If you do those three things, then you will be just fine.