Belfield Consulting & Training


Technical Problem Solving

A five-day on-site workshop


This is an advanced problem-solving training workshop for technical teams looking to develop their analytical skills.   This course was developed by an experienced Master Black Belt and includes material on clue generating techniques.  Learn the key ideas from the fields of applied statistics and data analysis.

Students will also learn to use open-source software (R and RStudio) for generating plots and for statistical analysis. 

Your team will learn these techniques while using their own data.  Nothing enhances learning like relevant examples. 




Technical Problem Solving for Manufacturers and Product Developers (5 Days)

Day One

  • Cost of Quality

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Barrier Analysis

  • Intro to R and RStudio

  • Looking at your Data - generating insightful charts

  • Basic Statistics Review

  • Probability Distributions

Day Two

  • Sample Size Determination

    • Sample sizes for binary (e.g. pass / fail) data​

    • Sample sizes for variable data

  • Hypothesis Testing

    • One sample test of the mean

    • Two sample test of the mean

    • One sample test of the variance

    • Two sample test of the variance

    • ANOVA

  • Randomization distribution

Day Three

  • Simple Linear Regression

  • ​Residual Analysis

  • Predicting

  • Multiple Linear Regression

  • Logistic Regression

Day Four

  • Statistical Thinking

  • Statistical Engineering

  • Finding the Dominant Source

  • Measurement Systems Analysis

  • Variation Reduction

Day Five

  • Multi Vari Analysis​

  • Extreme Value Testing

  • Tukey's End Count

  • Covariate Generation

  • Sum of Variances technique




This five day workshop can be split into one-day-per-week or we can run it five days straight. 

Call, email or fill in the form below to arrange this workshop on site for your team.

Chris Butterworth

604 728 9405


Chris Butterworth

Master Black Belt

Vancouver, BC

604 728 9405

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