Six Sigma Green Belt

George Mason University

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES216
Hours: 100
Fees: $1995.00 USD


I.    Six Sigma Introduction
            A.    Definition of Six Sigma & Its Relation to Costs and Efficiencies
            B.    Popularity and Application of Six Sigma
            C.    Comparisons Between Typical TQM and Six Sigma Programs
II.    How to Deploy Six Sigma
            A.    Leadership Responsibilities
            B.    Resource Allocation
            C.    Data-driven Decision Making
            D.    Organizational Metrics and Dashboards
III.    Six Sigma Projects
            A.    Project Focus
            B.    Project Selection
            C.    Estimating Project Benefits
            D.    Overview of DMAIC/DMADV Methodologies
            E.    Project Reporting
IV.    DEFINE:  Stage Tools & Objectives
            A.    Define Stage Objectives
            B.    Project Charter: Use and Development
V.    DEFINE:  Metrics & Deliverables
            A.    Critical to Quality (CTQ) Metrics
            B.    Critical to Schedule (CTS) Metrics
            C.    Relation of CTQ and CTS Metrics to Critical to Cost (CTC) Metrics
VI.    DEFINE:  Project Scheduling
            A.    Scheduling Project Activities & Events
VII.    DEFINE:  Change Management/Teams
            A.    Problems With Change
            B.    Achieving Buy-in
            C.    Team Formation, Rules, and Responsibilities
            D.    Consensus Building
VIII.    MEASURE:  Stage Tools and Objectives
            A.    Measure Stage Objectives
            B.    Process Definition
            C.    Metric Definition
            D.    Establishing Process Baseline
IX.    MEASURE:  X-Bar Charts
            A.    Uses
            B.    Construction and Calculations
            C.    Assumptions
            D.    Rational Subgroups
            E.    Sampling Considerations
            F.    Interpretation (including Run Test Rules)
X.    MEASURE:  Individuals Data
            A.    Uses, Comparison with X-Bar Chart
            B.    Construction, Calculations, Assumptions, Sampling Considerations and Interpretation
XI.    MEASURE:  Process Capability
            A.    Histograms Use and Misuse
            B.    Probability Plots
            C.    Goodness of Fit Tests
            D.    Capability and Performance Indices
XII.    MEASURE:  Attribute Charts
            A.    Uses
            B.    Selection (P, U, Np, C Charts)
            C.    Construction and Calculations
            D.    Sampling Considerations
            E.    Interpretation
XIII.    ANALYZE:  Stage Tools & Objectives
            A.    Analyze Stage Objectives
            B.    Lean Definition of Waste
            C.    Analyzing Process for NVA
            D.    Methods to Increase Velocity
XIV.    ANALYZE:  Introduction to Regression Analysis
            A.    Cause & Effect Diagrams
            B.    Scatter Diagrams
            C.    Linear Regression Model
            D.    Interpreting the ANOVA Table
            E.    Confidence and Prediction Limits
            F.    Residuals Analysis
            G.    Overview of Multiple Regression Tools, including Designed Experiments
XV.    Improve Stage Tools and Objectives
            A.    Improve Stage Objectives
            B.    Tools to Prioritize Improvement Opportunities
            C.    Tools to Define New Process Flow
            D.    Tools to Define and Mitigate Failure Modes
            E.    Reference to Tools for Defining New Process Levels
XVI.    CONTROL:  Tools and Objectives
            A.    Control Stage Objectives
            B.    Methods of Control
            C.    Control Plans
            D.    Training
            E.    Measuring Improvement
            F.    Applying Lessons Learned
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