Six Sigma Foundations - Virtual Learning

Six Sigma Foundations - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

This thought-provoking course uses the renowned Motorola methodology to identify and solve problems in organizations. Targeting the yellow belt level, this course will provide participants with the knowledge to identify improvement opportunities in their organizations and help kick off the Six Sigma methodology with their teams. Participants will learn the different phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) and how to build a project charter. Additionally, participants will learn about quality tools and statistics to help them formulate problem statements and translate them into measurable format. Participants will be provided with the tools to assess their organization's readiness to launch Six Sigma projects.

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Course Methodology

The course will present participants with the chance to practice the skills acquired through exercises and case studies. Group and individual presentations will also be conducted. Additionally, videos will be shown about real-life companies which have implemented the Six Sigma methodology.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss Six Sigma and why it is necessary to sustain business improvement.
  • Apply and implement the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control problem solving methodology)
  • Compare between the various tools usually used in a Six Sigma project
  • Explain how to deploy Six Sigma and assess organization readiness to launch a successful Six Sigma project
Target Audience

Managers, supervisors and professionals who wish to understand Six Sigma, its use and how it relates to work and business improvement.

Target Competencies
  • Deploying Six Sigma
  • Problem solving skills
  • Critical thinking skills
Course Outline
  • Introduction to quality and Six Sigma
    • Benefits of quality systems
    • Cost of poor quality
    • Quality maturity ladder
    • Definition of Six Sigma and the meaning of sigma
    • History of Six Sigma
    • Benefits of Six Sigma for organizations
    • Savings from Six Sigma
  • Implementing Six Sigma
    • The DMAIC methodology (define, measure, analyze, improve and control)
    • Sigma as a metric
    • Sources of variation
    • Calculation of process capability and sigma level
    • The commute example
    • Six Sigma and Lean
  • Problem solving using Six Sigma
    • Six Sigma toolbox
    • Control charts
    • Pareto charts
    • Cause and effect diagrams
  • Deployment of Six Sigma
    • Leadership and employee involvement
    • Selection of Six Sigma projects: guidelines
    • Characteristics of a successful Six Sigma project
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