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Successful Collaboration between HP and Portsmouth Business School

Magazine article Management Services

Successful Collaboration between HP and Portsmouth Business School

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Hewlett-Packard 'Black Belts' from around Europe, hand-picked to study for the tailored Masters degree in Strategic quality management at the Portsmouth Business School, have heralded the course a success.

The HP employees, known as 'Lean Sigma Black Belts', are an elite group of individuals trained to use Lean methodology, which is based on identifying waste within an organisation and focusing on customer needs. Half way through the programme, they are reporting a significant change in how they work within the company.

Employee and student Ray Dodd said: "The course challenges my inherent beliefs, attitudes, behaviours and takes me well outside my comfort zone. I'm learning all the time and the tutors really provoke thought, self reliance and self belief."

Hewlett-Packard, which has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide, identified Ray and 20 key contributors from their Lean Sigma community for the work-based learning programme. Each individual has taken on a specific business project, fundamental to the organisation, to form the basis of their studies.

The new, tailored delivery of the existing Masters qualification in Strategic quality management has been designed by the university in collaboration with HP, one of the globe's most recognisable IT brands, to assist in meeting its strategic objectives of enhanced customer responsiveness and efficiency.

HP employee and student Mihaela Stancu said: "The course is providing me with a strong foundation for developing competent business knowledge and better understanding of how HP as a company operates. …

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