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Are you new to Six Sigma and failed to understand the basics of Six Sigma?
Are you planning to go for Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt, but want to start with basic concepts in simple and plain terms?
Are you a manager and want to implement the concepts of Six Sigma in your work area?
Reading Wikipedia and watching YouTube did not help you to understand what is Six Sigma and how can you use it in your work area.
Your organization does not want to spend money on this.
This course would be your first step to the wonderful world of Six Sigma. After completing this course you would be able to handle small improvement projects in your organization independently. In addition you will be able to support a Green Belt or Black Belt in solving medium to highly complex problems.
This course is prepared based on my 30 years of practical experience in Quality Management.
This course teaches the basics of Six Sigma approach to improvement.
You will learn the Six Sigma improvement skills through short and easy to understand video lessons and quizzes. Discussion forum on the right side of this course would be used to discussed specific problems and issues.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
The purpose of Six Sigma is to save money for the company and at the same time improve customer satisfaction.
Six Sigma was started by Motorola in 1987. This topic covers the history of Six Sigma.
|Section 2: Six Sigma Approach|
|Six Sigma explained using an example of an airplane landing on the strip.|
|What are the challenges management is facing today? Increased globalization, competition, pressure to reduce cost, improve delivery time.|
How Six Sigma helps in sustained success of the organization by reducing costs and improving customer satisfaction?
|Three approaches of implementing Six Sigma - Six Sigma as Statistics (3.4 DPMO), as a Process (DMAIC) and as a Philosophy. It depends on the maturity of the organization to choose the appropriate approach.|
This topic explains the role of management in implementing Six Sigma.
Know What's Important to the Customer (CTQ), Reduce Defects (DPMO), Centre Around Target (Mean), Reduce Variation (Standard Deviation)
Comparison between DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) and DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design and Verify)
|Section 3: Basic Concepts|
This topic explains the concept of the Cost of Quality. Just as in an iceberg, a large portion of the cost of quality is the hidden cost. Quality Guru Feigenbaum called this as hidden factory.
This topic explains the concept of a process. It explains why you should be controlling the inputs (independent variables) to improve the output (dependent variable)
CTQ characteristics for the process, service or process. These are measure of “What is important to Customer”
Whenever we talk of Six Sigma, we think of 3.4 DPMO. But what is DPMO (Defects per Million Opportunities) and how do we calculate that? Also how do we convert the DPMO value to a Sigma value?
|Section 4: What is Sigma?|
What is Sigma?Preview
Calculating Mean and Standard Deviation
|Section 5: DMAIC|
|This section introduces the DMAIC approach of process improvement.|
Who wants the project and why ? The scope of project / improvement (SMART Objective), Key team members / resources for the project, Critical milestones and stakeholder review, Budget allocation
Ensure measurement system reliability, Prepare data collection plan, Collect data
•How well or poorly processes are working compared with Best possible / Competitor's
•Present recommendations to process owner.
Don't be too hasty to declare victory. How will you maintain to gains made? Change policy & procedures, Change drawings, Change planning, Revise budget, Training
|Section 6: Six Sigma Roles|
Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, Master Black Belt
What is the role of Champion on a Six Sigma project?
What is the role of a Master Black Belt in a Six Sigma organization?
|BlackBelt leads business process improvement projects using Six Sigma approachthat result in tangible benefits.|
Green Belt is the part-time Six Sigma change agent. Continues to perform normal duties while participating on Six Sigma project teams.
Yellow Belt applies Six Sigma concept to simple small size improvement projects.
|Section 7: Selecting a Project|
How to select an improvement project from internal and external resources? What qualifies to be a Six Sigma project?
Six Sigme Fruits
What qualifies a Six Sigma project?
|Section 8: Seven Basic Quality Tools - All Quality Professionals Must Master|
This section provides a simple explanation of seven basic quality tools. These tools were used by Japanese companies as back in 1960s to put Japanese quality on world map.
Cause and Effect Diagram
|Section 9: Quiz|
Six Sigma Basics
Calculating Mean and Standard Deviation
|Quiz 3||10 questions|
A quiz on seven basic quality tools
|Section 10: Slides and Other Resources|
Six Sigma Yellow Belt Lecture Slides
|Section 11: Certificate of Completion|
How to Download Your Certificate of Completion?
PMP, IRCA Registered Lead Auditor, ASQ - CSSBB, CQA, CQE, CMQ/OE, CIA
Sandeep Kumar has around 30 years of Project Quality Management (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) experience in power, oil/ gas and mining industry. He has worked as Quality Manager on number of projects including Power, Oil and Gas and Infrastructure projects.
Currently he is working as Project Quality Manager on multiple projects in Alberta, Canada.
His areas of specializations include Quality Assurance, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015, Six Sigma, QMS Audits, Supplier Quality Surveillance, Supplier Pre-qualification, Construction Quality, Welding, NDT, Mechanical Inspection and Quality Training.
In addition he is interested in the use of technology for training and knowledge sharing. He has authored and presented a number of Quality Management courses for organizations he has worked for.
His professional qualification/certifications include: IRCA registered lead auditor (QMS), ASQ-CSSBB, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), ASQ-CSSGB, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), ASQ-Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Internal Auditor - IIA (CIA).