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Specialization
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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. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Correlation and Regression

Welcome to Six Sigma Tools for Improve and Control! This is the fourth 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. The next two modules will conclude the Analyze phase of the DMAIC process and in the final two modules you will be introduced to the Improve and Control phase. This module will continue to discussion analysis by explaining correlation and regression. You will learn the meaning of correlation and regression, the different types of analysis, and how it can be used in Six Sigma. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 13 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Types of Correlation3m
The Regression Equation1m
Use of Regression for Prediction3m
Regression for Six Sigma1m
Reading4 readings
Highly-Recommended Text1m
Dependent and Independent Variables and Types of Correlation - Recommended Reading10m
The Regression Equation - Recommended Reading3m
Regression for Six Sigma - Recommended Reading3m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Correlation and Regression Practice40m
Correlation and Regression Graded Quiz16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Hypothesis Testing

This the final module that covers the Analysis phase of the DMAIC process. Now that you have collected the data and calculated it you will need to determine how to make a statistical conclusion about your findings. In this module you will learn more about the importance of hypothesis testing, how to correctly do a hypothesis test reading as well as how to avoid errors, and statistical significance....
Reading
5 videos (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Types of Errors3m
Types of Error Examples2m
How To Do A Hypothesis Test1m
P-value and Statistical Significance1m
Reading4 readings
Hypothesis Testing Basics - Recommended Reading5m
Types of Errors and Power - Recommended Reading5m
How to do a Hypothesis Test - Recommended Reading10m
P-value and Statistical Significance - Recommended Reading5m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Hypothesis Testing Practice Quiz20m
Hypothesis Testing Graded Quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Improvement Techniques

This module will introduce you to the Improve and Control phase of the DMAIC process. The first step in this phase is determining improvement techniques to help make improvements to an organization. This module will cover the best and most popular improvement techniques including kaizen and kaizen blitz, PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle, and cost benefit analysis (including cost of quality)....
Reading
6 videos (Total 22 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Suboptimization6m
Kaizen and Kaizen Blitz4m
PDCA2m
Cost Benefit Analysis3m
Cost of Quality4m
Reading5 readings
Kaizen and Kaizen Blitz - Recommended Reading10m
PDCA - Recommended Reading10m
Cost Benefit Analysis - Recommended Reading10m
Cost of Quality - Recommended Reading10m
Tip of the Iceberg - Recommended Reading20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Improvement Techniques Practice Quiz20m
Improvement Techniques Graded Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Control Tools and Documentation

The final phase of the DMAIC process is the control phase. In this module you will learn about control tools that are useful in maintaining improvements. Communication is a key component of the control phase therefore it is important to develop standardized documentation. You will learn about how to standardize and manage documentation to help maintain processes that were implemented during the improve phase of DMAIC....
Reading
3 videos (Total 12 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Control Charts Part 24m
Document Management4m
Reading1 reading
Control Tools and Documentation - Recommended Reading30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Control Tools and Documentation Practice20m
Control Tools and Documentation Graded Quiz20m
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By ELApr 27th 2018

The capstone project allowed us to practice the knowledge learned from this course to real projects.

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

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