UNH Manchester CaPS Team Lean Yellow Belt Certification

Monday, June 18, 2018

Congratulations to the UNHM Career and Professional Success (CaPS) team on completing their requirements for Lean Yellow Belt Certification. 

The team was composed of Melissa Lyon, Director for CaPS at UNH Manchester as the project manager; Katie Patterson, Program Administrative Coordinator and Magie Wells, Internship Coordinator as project team members; Dagmar Vlahos of the UNH PMO office as Facilitator.  The team was sponsored by Annie Donahue, Interim Assistant Dean for Student Engagements at UNHM and supported by Trudy Van Zee of UNH Durham.  In addition to the core team consultants included Dorreen Palmer, Associate Registrar at UNHM, Katie Hanagan, Academic Student Services Assistant and Dan Regan, Associate Dean at UNHM. 

The PMO office began working with the CaPS team in April of 2018 at the UNH Manchester location to evaluate the Academic Internship process.  The current process was cumbersome and didn't allow the team the time they wanted to focus on employer relationships and academic internships, it was also reactive and didn't provide great transparency into the Academic Internships.  The team spent their Friday afternoons with the support of their Lean Facilitator evaluating their current process, determining a streamline solution and putting it into a plan of action. 

The team will spend the 2018 summer/fall implementing, testing and rolling out the solution for UNHM faculty and students as well as employers. 

Great job team; can't wait to see your outcomes.