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This course 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 and performance. This course will introduce you to the purpose of Six Sigma and its value to an organization. You will learn about the basic principles of Six Sigma and Lean. Your instructors will introduce you to, and have you apply, some of the tools and metrics that are critical components of Six Sigma. This course will provide you with the basic knowledge of the principles, roles, and responsibilities of Six Sigma and Lean. Every module will include readings, videos, and a quiz to help make sure you understand the material and concepts that are studied. You will also have the opportunity to participate in discussions and peer review exercises to give you the opportunity to apply the material to your daily life. 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 course content, projects, and resources but does not include the companion text The Certified Six Sigma Handbook (2nd edition). The companion text is not required to complete the assignments. However, the text is a recognized handbook used by professionals in the field. Also, it is a highly recommended text for those wishing to move forward in Six Sigma and eventually gain certification from professional agencies such as American Society for Quality (ASQ)....
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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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3 hours to complete

Six Sigma Foundations, Principles, Roles and Responsibilities

Welcome to the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Specialization! Six Sigma skills are widely sought by employers both nationally and internationally. These skills help to improve business processes and performance. 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. They have collaborated to create a specialization that is all encompassing of the Six Sigma methodologies for both Yellow and Green belt. Completion of this specialization will provide you with the knowledge to either continue to full Six Sigma certification or simply advance your knowledge professionally. In this module you will be introduced to the foundations of Six Sigma, the purpose of lean, and the value to the organization as a whole. ...
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11 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video11 videos
Six Sigma Foundations and Principles6m
Purpose of Six Sigma2m
Six Sigma Methodology1m
Evolution of Six Sigma2m
Value of Six Sigma3m
Individual Contributors2m
Yellow and Green Belt2m
Roles and Responsibilities of Black Belts2m
Role of Master Black Belts3m
Role of Champions2m
Reading3 readings
Highly-Recommended Text10m
Six Sigma Foundations and Principles - Recommended Reading30m
Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities - Recommended Reading20m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Six Sigma Foundations and Principles Practice20m
Six Sigma Foundations and Principles Quiz10m
Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities Practice20m
Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities Quiz10m
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5 hours to complete

Quality Tools and Six Sigma Metrics

In this module Dr. Bill Bailey will introduce you to the different types of quality tools as well as important Six Sigma metrics that can be used throughout the DMAIC process. Quality tools and metrics are a critical tool for process improvement. This module will introduce you to some of the most common quality tools as well as the most important Six Sigma metrics. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 57 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
Pareto Charts4m
Cause and Effect Diagrams7m
Flow Charts and Process Mapping6m
Checksheets4m
Scatter Diagrams6m
Histograms4m
Six Sigma Measure - pt16m
Six Sigma Measure - pt27m
Cost of Poor Quality7m
Reading5 readings
Intro to Quality Tools - Recommended Reading10m
Flow Charts and Process Mapping - Recommended Reading10m
Scatter Diagrams - Recommended Reading5m
Six Sigma Metrics - Recommended Reading10m
Cost of Poor Quality - Recommended Reading3m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quality Tools and Six Sigma Metrics Quiz14m
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2 hours to complete

Team Basics

Teamwork is an essential component of successful quality improvement work. Many successful organizations have leaders who work in teams. In this module you will learn about why teams are so important to the Six Sigma process, the different types of teams and their different objectives, the different stages of team development, decision making methods for use in teams, and team communication methods. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 31 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Types of Teams3m
Stages of Team Development5m
Brainstorming4m
Team Decision-Making5m
Agendas, Minutes, and Status Reports6m
Reading4 readings
Types of Teams - Recommended Reading10m
Stages of Team Development - Recommended Reading15m
Decision Making Tools - Recommended Reading30m
Communication Methods - Recommended Reading5m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Team Basics Practice20m
Team Basics Graded Quiz12m
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2 hours to complete

Lean Foundations and Principles

In this module you will be introduced to the purpose of lean and its methodologies. You will learn about the value of lean to an organization. This module will build off of what you have learned in the previous modules and help you to better understand how to better serve customers....
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6 videos (Total 30 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Value Stream Mapping3m
Interview: Real World Value Stream Mapping3m
JIT & KanBan8m
Poka Yoke5m
Value to the Organization2m
Reading6 readings
Purpose of Lean - Recommended Reading5m
Useful Resources15m
Value Stream Mapping - Recommended Reading10m
JIT and Kan Ban - Recommended Reading10m
Poka Yoke - Recommended Reading3m
Value to the Organization - Recommended Reading20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Lean Foundations and Principles Practice Quiz20m
Lean Foundations and Principles Graded Quiz10m
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Top Reviews

By HRAug 29th 2018

Being a yellow belt, I remember the 6 sigma in processes and the different funders, and a few more things until I see all these in reality in a company.

By KRSep 2nd 2017

Highly educational and easy to understand course. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking into SIx Sigma and Lean in the production work area.

Instructors

Bill Bailey, PhD

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

Gregory Wiles, PhD

Interim Chair and Assistant Professor
Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

David Cook, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology

Christina Scherrer, PhD

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....
Six Sigma Yellow Belt

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

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