Six Sigma Green Belt Bootcamp

Course Overview:

Course Objective: You will implement Six Sigma as a Green Belt and prepare to successfully pass the American Society of Quality (ASQ) Green Belt Certification Exam.

Course Dates:  COMING!  

Course Time:  TBD

Target Student: This course is intended for any level of employee and various levels of management that intend to take an active role in the Six Sigma methodology.

Prerequisites: Basic end-user skills with the word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications from any suite of office productivity software, such as Microsoft® Office®. 

Software Requirements: Microsoft Office 2003 or later and Minitab 16 Statistical Software

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Discuss the basics of Six Sigma.
  • Identify Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Describe the fundamentals of the Define phase.
  • Describe the fundamentals of project management.
  • Apply management and planning tools used across the DMAIC methodology to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Identify key metrics of a Six Sigma project.
  • Describe team dynamics.
  • Identify the basic concepts related to the Measure phase.
  • Perform basic probability and statistical calculations.
  • Describe the data collection plan.
  • Describe descriptive measures of statistics.
  • Use graphical methods to depict process performance.
  • Analyze and interpret a measurement system's capability.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Six Sigma
  • Topic 1A: Describe Six Sigma
  • Topic 1B: Identify Organizational Drivers and Metrics
  • Topic 1C: Describe Project Selection and Organizational Goals
  • Topic 1D: Describe Lean
Lesson 2: Identifying Six Sigma Methodologies
  • Topic 2A: Describe the DMAIC Methodology
  • Topic 2B: Describe the DFSS Methodology
  • Topic 2C: Describe QFD
  • Topic 2D: Describe DFMEA and PFMEA
Lesson 3: Conducting the Six Sigma Define Phase: Introduction
  • Topic 3A: Describe the Define Phase
  • Topic 3B: Describe Process Elements
  • Topic 3C: Identify Stakeholders and Process Owners
  • Topic 3D: Identify Customers
  • Topic 3E: Gather Customer Data
  • Topic 3F: Analyze Customer Data
  • Topic 3G: Translate Customer Requirements
  • Topic 3H: Identify Six Sigma Projects
Lesson 4: Conducting the Six Sigma Define Phase: Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Topic 4A: Draft a Project Charter
  • Topic 4B: Develop the Project Scope
  • Topic 4C: Identify Project Metrics
  • Topic 4D: Identify Project Planning Tools
  • Topic 4E: Describe Project Documentation
  • Topic 4F: Describe Project Risk Analysis
  • Topic 4G: Describe Project Closure
Lesson 5: Conducting the Six Sigma Define Phase: Management and Planning Tools
  • Topic 5A: Create an Interrelationship Digraph
  • Topic 5B: Create a Tree Diagram
  • Topic 5C: Create a Prioritization Matrix
  • Topic 5D: Describe a Matrix Diagram
  • Topic 5E: Draft a PDPC
  • Topic 5F: Create an Activity Network Diagram
Lesson 6: Conducting the Six Sigma Define Phase: Key Metrics of Projects
  • Topic 6A: Track Process Performance
  • Topic 6B: Perform FMEA
Lesson 7: Conducting the Six Sigma Define Phase: Team Dynamics
  • Topic 7A: Describe Six Sigma Team Stages and Dynamics
  • Topic 7B: Describe Six Sigma Teams and Roles
  • Topic 7C: Identify Team Tools
  • Topic 7D: Identify Effective Communication Techniques
Lesson 8: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Introduction
  • Topic 8A: Describe the Measure Phase
  • Topic 8B: Draft a SIPOC
  • Topic 8C: Create a Process Map
  • Topic 8D: Describe Additional Process Documentation Tools
  • Topic 8E: Create a Fishbone Diagram
  • Topic 8F: Create a Cause-and-Effect Matrix
Lesson 9: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Probability and Statistics
  • Topic 9A: Describe Basic Probability Concepts
  • Topic 9B: Identify Valid Statistical Conclusions
  • Topic 9C: Describe the Central Limit Theorem
Lesson 10: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: The Data Collection Plan
  • Topic 10A: Identify Data Types
  • Topic 10B: Identify Data Collection Methods
  • Topic 10C: Identify Sampling Types
Lesson 11: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Descriptive Measures
  • Topic 11A: Introduction to Statistical Tools
  • Topic 11B: Compute Descriptive Statistical Measures
  • Topic 11C: Construct Probability Distribution Charts
  • Topic 11D: Describe Other Distributions
Lesson 12: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Graphical Methods
  • Topic 12A: Create a Run Chart
  • Topic 12B: Create a Box-and-Whisker Plot
  • Topic 12C: Create a Stem-and-Leaf Plot
  • Topic 12D: Create a Scatter Plot
  • Topic 12E: Create Pareto Charts
Lesson 13: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Measurement System Analysis
  • Topic 13A: Perform Measurement System Analysis
  • Topic 13B: Conduct the Gage R&R Study
  • Topic 13C: Interpret Gage R&R Data
Lesson 14: Conducting the Six Sigma Measure Phase: Process Capability and Performance
  • Topic 14A: Determine Process and Customer Specification Limits
  • Topic 14B: Conduct a Process Capability Study
  • Topic 14C: Interpret Process Capability
  • Topic 14D: Interpret Sigma Levels
Lesson 15: Conducting the Six Sigma Analyze Phase: Introduction
  • Topic 15A: Describe the Analyze Phase
  • Topic 15B: Perform Multi-Vari Studies
  • Topic 15C: Perform Simple Linear Correlation
  • Topic 15D: Perform Simple Regression
Lesson 16: Conducting the Six Sigma Analyze Phase: Hypothesis Testing
  • Topic 16A: Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
  • Topic 16B: Conduct Hypothesis Tests
  • Topic 16C: Perform t-Tests
  • Topic 16D: Perform Single-Factor ANOVA
  • Topic 16E: Perform Chi-Square Tests
Lesson 17: Conducting the Six Sigma Improve Phase
  • Topic 17A: Describe the Improve Phase
  • Topic 17B: Perform DOE
  • Topic 17C: Interpret Main Effects and Interaction Plots
  • Topic 17D: Generate Ideas for Solutions
  • Topic 17E: Pilot Solutions
Lesson 18: Conducting the Six Sigma Control Phase: Introduction
  • Topic 18A: Describe the Control Phase
  • Topic 18B: Draft a Control Plan
Lesson 19: Conducting the Six Sigma Control Phase: SPC
  • Topic 19A: Describe Control Charts
  • Topic 19B: Create Control Charts
  • Topic 19C: Interpret Control Charts
  • Topic 19D: Implement and Validate Solutions
  • Topic 19E: Six Sigma Project Closure
Lesson 20: Describing the Implementation of Six Sigma
  • Topic 20A: Identify the Essentials of Six Sigma Implementation
  • Topic 20B: Describe Six Sigma for Service Industries
  • Topic 20C: Describe DMAIC Failure Modes
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to the Six Sigma Green Belt Objectives

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**