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Available languages

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Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

StatisticsBinomial DistributionData AnalysisCausality
Specialization
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Beginner Level

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Hours to complete

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Measurement System Analysis

Welcome to Six Sigma Tools for Analyze! This is the third course in the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Specialization. Your team of instructors, Dr. Bill Bailey, Dr. David Cook, Dr. Christine Scherrer, and Dr. Gregory Wiles, currently work in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Kennesaw State University. This module will introduce you to Measurement System Analysis (MSA) which is a key component of the Measure phase of the DMAIC process. You will also learn about Gauge Repeatability & Reproducibility (GR&R) and why it is used in the measurement phase. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 10 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Measurement System Analysis Part 24m
Reading3 readings
Highly-Recommended Text1m
Measurement System Analysis - Recommended Reading3m
Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility - Recommended Reading10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Measurement System Analysis Practice20m
Measurement System Analysis Practice Graded Quiz16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Process Analysis Tools

This module will introduce you to the Analysis phase of the DMAIC process. Process analysis helps you to better understand current processes and how they can be improved. You will be introduced to many of the different process analysis tools that are commonly used by Six Sigma experts. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) will also be introduced to help you better understand how to identify process failures. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 29 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Eliminating Waste4m
5S4m
FMEA Part 15m
FMEA Part 25m
FMEA Part 36m
Reading4 readings
Eliminating Waste and 5S - Recommended Reading10m
FMEA Pt. 1 - Recommended Reading5m
FMEA Pt. 2 - Recommended Reading10m
FMEA Gift - Recommended Reading20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Process Analysis Tools Practice20m
Process Analysis Tools8m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Root Cause Analysis

Root cause analysis is a common problem solving step. Determining the root cause of something is an important aspect of uncovering the causes of a problem. In this module you will review the different tools used in determining root cause including 5-whys, process mapping, force-field analysis, and matrix charts. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 21 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
5 Whys4m
Process Mapping3m
Force Field Analysis4m
Matrix Charts7m
Reading4 readings
5 Whys - Recommended Reading5m
Process Mapping - Recommended Reading15m
Force Field Analysis - Recommended Reading2m
Matrix Charts - Recommended Reading5m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Root Cause Analysis Practice20m
Root Cause Analysis Graded Quiz10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Data Analysis

In this module you will be diving into the statistical side of Six Sigma. You will begin with learning about the basic distribution types which include normal and binomial. You will then proceed to variation and will learn the difference between common and special cause variation. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 23 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Calculating Probabilities Using the Normal Distribution4m
Calculating Probabilities in the Normal Distribution: Example Problems3m
The Binomial Distribution2m
Binomial Distribution Calculations3m
Binomial Distribution Calculations: More Examples3m
Common Versus Special Cause Variation2m
Reading4 readings
Characteristics of Probability Distributions - Recommended Reading20m
The Normal Distribution Table10m
The Binomial Distribution - Recommended Reading10m
Common Versus Special Cause Variation - Recommended Reading15m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Data Analysis Practice Quiz40m
Data Analysis Graded Quiz30m
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Top Reviews

By ETOct 16th 2018

I enjoy the clear presentations of the lecturers. The lecture slides are extremely helpful. The lectures compliment very well the ideas mentioned in the textbook.

By ELApr 27th 2018

Easy to comprehend. It provides a gist of the handbook without omitting essential information.

Instructors

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Christina Scherrer, PhD

Professor of Industrial Engineering
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering
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David Cook, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
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Gregory Wiles, PhD

Interim Chair and Assistant Professor
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering
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Bill Bailey, PhD

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

About University System of Georgia

The University System of Georgia is composed of 28 higher education institutions including 4 research universities, 2 regional universities, 12 state universities, 13 state colleges and the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. The Georgia Public Library System, encompassing 61 library systems throughout Georgia, is also part of the University System....

About the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Specialization

This specialization is for you if you are looking to learn more about Six Sigma or refresh your knowledge of the basic components of Six Sigma and Lean. Six Sigma skills are widely sought by employers both nationally and internationally. These skills have been proven to help improve business processes, performance, and quality assurance. In this specialization, you will learn proven principles and tools specific to six sigma and lean. This is a sequential, linear designed specialization that covers the introductory level content (at the "yellow belt" level) of Six Sigma and Lean. Yellow Belt knowledge is needed before advancing to Green Belt (which is a second specialization offered here on Coursera by the USG). Green Belt knowledge is needed before moving to a Black Belt. The proper sequence of this specialization is: Course #1 - Six Sigma Fundamentals Course #2 - Six Sigma Tools for Define and Measure Course #3 - Six Sigma Tools for Analyze Course #4 - Six Sigma Tools for Improve and Control At the end of Course #4 (Six Sigma Tools for Improve and Control), there is a peer-reviewed, capstone project. Successful completion of this project is necessary for full completion of this specialization. It should be noted that completing either the Yellow Belt or Green Belt Specializations does not give the learner "professional accreditation" in Six Sigma. However, successful completion will assist in better preparation for such professional accreditation testing....
Six Sigma Yellow Belt

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Our applied curriculum is built around the latest handbook The Certified Six Sigma Handbook (2nd edition) and students will develop /learn the fundamentals of Six Sigma. Registration includes online access to all course content, projects, and resources. This price does not include the companion text The Certified Six Sigma Handbook (2nd edition).

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