Introduction to Six Sigma

8 Hours / 180 Days / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The Six Sigma introduction course will give students a flavor of some of the methodologies used in this popular quality tool. The student will receive an overview of the Six Sigma movement itself and some DMAIC, control, and causal methodologies.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: What is a Sigma and Why Six?

This lesson will give the learner a preliminary background history of Six Sigma, the reasons behind Six Sigma, and an overview of Six Sigma methodologies.

Lesson 2: DMAIC

This lesson focuses on the DMAIC methodology, providing the learner knowledge of the very foundation of Six Sigma.

Lesson 3: You are SO Controlling

Six Sigma practitioners never die they just go out of control. How do we know if your process is valid? Is it "in control" or "out of control?" In this lesson, you will find out why Six Sigma practitioners are control freaks.

Lesson 4: Symptom or Cause

Why? No, why really? To solve a problem, one must first understand its nature. In this lesson, you will learn some tools for zeroing in on the problem.

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **