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Beginner Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Romanian, Arabic

Skills you will gain

Lean Six SigmaProcess ImprovementSix SigmaLean Methods

Learner Career Outcomes

40%

started a new career after completing these courses

39%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

35%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Romanian, Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Six Sigma Foundations, Principles, Roles and Responsibilities

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
11 videos
Six Sigma Foundations and Principles6m
Purpose of Six Sigma2m
Six Sigma Methodology1m
Evolution of Six Sigma2m
Value of Six Sigma3m
Individual Contributors2m
Yellow and Green Belt2m
Roles and Responsibilities of Black Belts2m
Role of Master Black Belts3m
Role of Champions2m
3 readings
Highly-Recommended Text10m
Six Sigma Foundations and Principles - Recommended Reading30m
Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities - Recommended Reading20m
4 practice exercises
Six Sigma Foundations and Principles Practice30m
Six Sigma Foundations and Principles Quiz30m
Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities Practice30m
Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Quality Tools and Six Sigma Metrics

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 57 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
10 videos
Pareto Charts4m
Cause and Effect Diagrams7m
Flow Charts and Process Mapping6m
Checksheets4m
Scatter Diagrams6m
Histograms4m
Six Sigma Measure - pt16m
Six Sigma Measure - pt27m
Cost of Poor Quality7m
5 readings
Intro to Quality Tools - Recommended Reading10m
Flow Charts and Process Mapping - Recommended Reading10m
Scatter Diagrams - Recommended Reading5m
Six Sigma Metrics - Recommended Reading10m
Cost of Poor Quality - Recommended Reading3m
1 practice exercise
Quality Tools and Six Sigma Metrics Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Team Basics

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 31 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Types of Teams3m
Stages of Team Development5m
Brainstorming4m
Team Decision-Making5m
Agendas, Minutes, and Status Reports6m
4 readings
Types of Teams - Recommended Reading10m
Stages of Team Development - Recommended Reading15m
Decision Making Tools - Recommended Reading30m
Communication Methods - Recommended Reading5m
2 practice exercises
Team Basics Practice30m
Team Basics Graded Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Lean Foundations and Principles

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 30 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Value Stream Mapping3m
Interview: Real World Value Stream Mapping3m
JIT & KanBan8m
Poka Yoke5m
Value to the Organization2m
6 readings
Purpose of Lean - Recommended Reading5m
Useful Resources15m
Value Stream Mapping - Recommended Reading10m
JIT and Kan Ban - Recommended Reading10m
Poka Yoke - Recommended Reading3m
Value to the Organization - Recommended Reading20m
2 practice exercises
Lean Foundations and Principles Practice Quiz30m
Lean Foundations and Principles Graded Quiz30m

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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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  • 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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