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Specialization
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Beginner Level

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Hours to complete

Approx. 6 hours to complete

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Available languages

English

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Specialization
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

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

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Project Identification

Welcome to Six Sigma Tools for Define and Measure! This is the second 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 the process of project development and selection. The first phase of the DMAIC process is the Define phase which begins with project identification and proceeds onto project management. When identifying Six Sigma projects it is important to ensure that resources and time are used in the most effective and productive way. In this module you will learn about the importance of customer and stakeholder needs in relation to project development. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 17 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Critical to Satisfaction1m
Quality Function Deployment1m
Project Selection2m
SWOT Analysism
Identifying Stakeholders1m
Process Identification3m
SIPOC2m
Reading2 readings
Highly-Recommended Text1m
Project Identification - Recommended Reading40m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Project Identification Practice Quiz22m
Project Identification Graded Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Project Management Basics

Now that we have identified the Six Sigma project how to we begin to develop it? This module will cover the basics of project development and management. You will be introduced to many common aspects of a project plan as well as tools for managing your project. These tools include activity network diagrams, affinity diagrams, tree diagrams, relations charts, and matrix charts. Project Management is the second aspect of the Define phase in the DMAIC process of Six Sigma. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 16 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video5 videos
Developing a Project Plan2m
Brainstorming & Diagramming Tools3m
Other Project Planning Tools4m
Six Sigma Phase Reviews2m
Reading4 readings
Defining the Problem Statement - Recommended Reading3m
Developing a Project Plan - Recommended Reading3m
Other Project Planning Tools - Recommended Reading10m
Six Sigma Phase Reviews - Recommended Reading2m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Project Management Basics Practice20m
Project Management Basics Graded Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Basic Statistics

The next phase of the DIMAC process is the Measure phase. We will begin by exploring basic statistics and its significance to Six Sigma. This module will introduce you to the measures of variance, range, standard deviation, center, mean, median, and mode. You will also learn how to interpret these measures using given data sets....
Reading
2 videos (Total 8 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Basic Statistics pt23m
Reading1 reading
Basic Statistics - Recommended Reading40m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Basic Statistics Practice Quiz40m
Basic Statistics Graded Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Data Collection

The second aspect of the Measure phase is Data Collection. In the previous module we learned about statistics and how to use data for different needs. In this module we will learn different techniques on how to collect data, the reasons for collecting data, and ensuring data accuracy and integrity....
Reading
3 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Data Collection Techniques - Part 15m
Data Collection Techniques - Part 23m
Reading1 reading
Data Collection - Recommended Reading20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Data Collection Practice Quiz20m
Data Collection Graded Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By LDSep 18th 2017

Whilst teaching conventional statistics this course showed how to utilise them from the sigma viewpoint which provided useful additional perspectives that I can take to my job now.

By ASSep 11th 2018

Course content is ok, but the peer-reviewed assignments don't show as complete even after they are reviewed by peers. I don't know what to do for the course to

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....
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • 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. Registration does not include the companion text The Certified Six Sigma Handbook (2nd edition).

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