Six Sigma: Green Belt


Description You will implement Six Sigma as a Green Belt

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.

Basic end-user skills with the word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications from any suite of office productivity software, such as Microsoft® Office®. In addition, the student is expected to complete Introduction to Six Sigma.

Learning Objectives
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.
  • conduct process capability and performance studies.
  • describe the fundamentals of the Analyze phase.
  • conduct hypothesis testing.
  • conduct the Six Sigma Improve phase.
  • describe the Control phase of the DMAIC methodology.
  • describe SPC.
  • describe the implementation of Six Sigma.

Course Content

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