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Specialization
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Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Six Sigma and the Organization

Welcome to the Six Sigma Green Belt Specialization! Six Sigma skills are widely sought by employers both nationally and internationally. These skills help to improve business processes and performance. 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. They have collaborated to create a specialization that is all encompassing of the Six Sigma methodologies for both Yellow and Green belt. Completion of this specialization will provide you with the knowledge to either continue to full Six Sigma certification or simply advance your knowledge professionally. In this module you will be introduced to how Six Sigma interacts with the organization, lean principles, and project management basics. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Luminaries and Path to Six Sigma5m
What is Process2m
Significance of Six Sigma2m
Green Belt Roles1m
DMAIC2m
Cost Benefit Analysis5m
Key Concepts57s
Reading6 readings
Highly-Recommended Text10m
Six Sigma Philosophy - Recommended Reading10m
Luminaries and Path to Six Sigma - Recommended Reading10m
What is Process and Significance of Six Sigma - Recommended Reading10m
Green Belt Roles and DMAIC - Recommended Reading10m
Cost Benefit Analysis and Key Concepts - Recommended Reading10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Organizational Goals - Practice Quiz20m
Organizational Goals Graded Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Lean Principles in the Organization

In this module, Dr. Bill Bailey will introduce you to the history of lean as well as new lean concepts. Dr. Bailey will also explain the five lean principles. In addition, this module will introduce you to more quality tools used in lean. This module also begins with a Yellow Belt Refresher Area, since some learners may have entered this course without having taken the previous yellow belt material. This refresher area does not serve as a "replacement" for taking the yellow belt material. It is only a "patch" for those who already have some knowledge of six sigma, but find the yellow belt specialization to be too introductory for their current situation. If you find yourself struggling with the green belt material in this course, it is highly recommended that you travel through the yellow belt specialization before attempting the green belt content. ...
Reading
19 videos (Total 87 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video19 videos
Purpose of Lean5m
Value Stream Mapping3m
JIT and Kan Ban8m
Poka Yoke3m
Value to the Organization2m
Suboptimization6m
Kaizen and Kaizen Blitz4m
PDCA2m
Cost Benefit Analysis3m
Cost of Quality4m
Introduction2m
History of Lean5m
Lean Principles6m
Lean Concepts5m
The Toyota Way4m
Theory of Constraints5m
Important Tools4m
Measuring and Monitoring6m
Reading5 readings
Useful Resources10m
Lean Concepts - Recommended Reading10m
The Toyota Way - Recommended Reading10m
Theory of Constraints - Recommended Reading10m
Important Tools - Recommended Reading10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Lean Principles in the Organization - Practice20m
Lean Principles in the Organization - Graded20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Design for Six Sigma

In this module, Dr. David Cook will introduce you to design for six sigma. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 10 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Design for Six Sigma - pt25m
Reading2 readings
Design for Six Sigma - pt1 - Recommended Reading10m
Design for Six Sigma - pt2 - Recommended Reading10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Design for Six Sigma Practice Quiz20m
Design for Six Sigma Graded Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Project Identification - VOC - Project Management Basics

In this module, Dr. David Cook will introduce you to project identification, voice of the customer, and project management as it pertains to six sigma....
Reading
9 videos (Total 25 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
Video9 videos
Process Elements4m
SIPOC2m
Identifying Stakeholders1m
Voice of the Customer3m
Critical to Satisfaction2m
Quality Function Deployment2m
Defining Project Charter2m
Developing a Project Plan5m
Reading6 readings
Learning Objectives for Project Identification - Recommended Reading10m
Project Identification & Owners and Stakeholders - Recommended Reading10m
Learning Objectives for Voice of the Customer10m
Voice of the Customer - Recommended Reading10m
Learning Objectives for Project Management Basics - Recommended Reading10m
Project Management Basics - Recommended Reading10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Project Identification Practice Quiz20m
Project Identification Graded Quiz20m
Voice of the Customer Practice Quiz22m
Voice of the Customer Graded Quiz20m
Project Management Basics Practice Quiz20m
Project Management Basics Graded Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By SOSep 17th 2017

A great course to go for. It will literally strength the basic ideas and concepts of six sigma, which i feel is really important for understanding of the DMAIC methodology.\n\nThank you Coursera

By PSSep 5th 2018

It was very fantastic and valuable course. It will be helpful me to take decision and to contribute my organization towards more compliance and customer satisfaction.

Instructors

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David Cook, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
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Bill Bailey, PhD

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

About University System of Georgia

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About the Six Sigma Green Belt Specialization

This specialization is for you if you are looking to learn more about the more advanced 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 a more advanced level of content (at the "green belt" level) of Six Sigma and Lean. Yellow Belt knowledge is needed before advancing to Green Belt (which is the 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 and the Organization (Advanced) Course #2 - Six Sigma Advanced Define and Measure Phase Course #3 - Six Sigma Advanced Analyze Phase Course #4 - Six Sigma Advanced Improve and Control Phase At the end of Course #4 (Six Sigma Advanced Improve and Control Phase), 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, but should assist in better preparation for such professional accreditation testing....
Six Sigma Green Belt

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