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StatisticsLean Six SigmaData AnalysisMinitab

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

2 hours to complete

Data and Lean Six Sigma

This module introduces Lean Six Sigma and shows you where data and data analytics have their place within the DMAIC framework. It also introduces the software package Minitab. This package is used throughout the videos for data analytics. It is not mandatory to use this package. I just really like it!

11 videos (Total 54 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Let me introduce myself!1m
M1-V1 Introduction to Lean Six Sigma5m
M1-V2 Data and DMAIC4m
M1-V3 Selecting CTQs6m
M1-V4 Units and operational definition5m
M1-V5 Sampling8m
M1-V6 Organizing your data5m
M1-V7 Installing Minitab3m
M1-V8 Introduction to Minitab6m
M1-V9 Loading data into Minitab2m
4 readings
Let me introduce IBIS UvA5m
Overview videos2m
Minitab: what is it?10m
Explanation quizzes1m
2 practice exercises
Practice quiz - Data and Lean Six Sigma35m
Graded quiz - Data and Lean Six Sigma30m
2 hours to complete

Understanding and visualizing data

This module explains how to visualize data. It discusses visualizing single variables as well as visualizing two variables. You will learn to select the appropriate graph. For this it is essential to first learn the distinction between numerical and categorical data.

8 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
M2-V2 Descriptive statistics7m
M2-V3 Visualizing numerical data6m
M2-V4 Visualizing categorical data5m
M2-V5 Pareto analysis5m
M2-V6 Visualizing two variables9m
M2-V7 Exercise - Investigation time4m
M2-V8 Exercise - Coffee batch3m
3 readings
Data needed for the next videos!10m
Video exercises5m
Explanation quizzes1m
2 practice exercises
Practice quiz - Understanding and visualizing data35m
Graded quiz - Understanding and visualizing data30m
2 hours to complete

Using probability distributions

In this module on using probability distributions, you will learn how to quantify uncertainty. Furthermore you will learn to answer an important business question: “what percentage of products or cases meet our specifications?".

7 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
M3-V2 Estimation and confidence intervals9m
M3-V3 Normal, Lognormal and Weibull distribution4m
M3-V4 Probability plot6m
M3-V5 Empirical CDF6m
M3-V6 Properties of the normal distribution4m
M3-V7 Exercise - Length of Stay5m
1 reading
Explanation quizzes1m
2 practice exercises
Practice quiz - Using probability distributions40m
Graded quiz - Using probability distributions30m
1 hour to complete

Introduction to testing

You will learn to model your CTQ and influence factor(s) and to use a decision tree to select the appropriate tool for data based testing of this model. Furthermore, causality is introduced.

3 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
M4-V2 Hypothesis testing7m
M4-V3 Causality9m
1 reading
Explanation quizzes1m
1 practice exercise
Practice quiz - Introduction to testing20m
2 hours to complete

Testing: numerical Y and categorical X

In this module on statistical testing, you will learn how to establish relationship between a numerical Y variable (the CTQ) and categorical influence factors (the X variables).

8 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
M5-V2 ANOVA analysis7m
M5-V3 ANOVA residual analysis6m
M5-V4 Kruskal-Wallis test5m
M5-V5 Two sample t-test8m
M5-V6 Test for equality of variances6m
M5-V7 Exercise - Productivity7m
M5-V8 Exercise - Department5m
1 reading
Explanation quizzes1m
2 practice exercises
Practice quiz - Testing: numerical Y and categorical X12m
Graded quiz - Introduction to testing & Testing: numerical Y and categorical X30m
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By RMApr 30th 2017

An amazing course .Very crisp and clear. Thank you Dr.Inez for making learning so much easier and fun.Examples gave a better understanding.I'm sure I'll be able to apply it in my research. Thank you.

By RKJul 2nd 2017

Amazing course to refresh the statistical knowledge especially if you wish you take up Lean Six Sigma career path. It gave me enough time and chance to prepare and learn. It is a must for everyone.



Inez Zwetsloot

Amsterdam Business School, Economics & Business

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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 purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, 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.

  • No, it is not a requirement to pass the course. However I do recommend everybody to install (the free trial version of) Minitab. It makes this course a lot more fun if you can actually do all the data analyses yourself as well.

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