edX: Six Sigma: Analyse, Improve, Control

Learn how to analyse data with the Six Sigma methodology using inferential statistical techniques to determine confidence intervals and to test hypotheses based on sample data. You will also review cause and effect techniques for root cause analysis.

You will learn how to perform correlation and regression analyses in order to confirm the root cause and understand how to improve your process and plan designed experiments.

You will learn how to implement statistical process control using control charts and quality management tools, including the 8 Disciplines, 5 Whys, and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to manage process deviation and reduce risk.

To complement the lectures, learners are provided with interactive exercises, which allow learners to see the statistics "in action." Learners then master the statistical concepts by completing practice problems. These are then reinforced using interactive case-studies, which illustrate the application of the statistics in quality improvement situations. A full Six-Sigma scenario is presented to step you through a full project.

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will earn the Technical University of Munich Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, confirming mastery of the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma to a Yellow Belt level, based on the American Society of Quality's Body of Knowledge for the Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt.


Week 1: ANALYZE - Inferential Statistics
Review of the Six Sigma Methodology and the DMAIC process improvement cycle and introduction to methods for root cause analysis, including Cause and Effect (Fishbone diagrams) and Pareto Charts. We learn how to perform statistical correlations and regression analyses.

Week 2: ANALYZE - Regression and Correlation
Perform the inferential statistics techniques of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing in order to use sample data and draw conclusions about process centering.

Week 3: IMPROVE - Design of Experiments
Plan designed experiments and calculate the main and interaction effects in order to design a process improvement.

Week 4: MEASURE - Analysis of Variance
Test the significance of experimental results using an analysis of variance.

Week 5: CONTROL - SPC and Control Charts
Cover Statistical Process Control & Control Chart Theory and construct X-bar and R Charts for long term parameter monitoring and control.

Week 6: CONTROL - Control Charts Introduction
Review other control charts, including p-and C- charts and I/MR, and EWMA Charts and the Control and Reponse Plan for Six Sigma projects.

Week 7: Quality Tools: FMEA, 8D, 5 Whys
Introduce several important tools used in process deviations, including Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, 8 Disciplines and 5 Whys, as well as discuss techniques for Design for Six Sigma (DFSS).

Week 8: Six Sigma Scenario
Follow a full Six-Sigma project with a Master Black Belt, implementing all phases of the DMAIC process improvement cycle.
1 Student
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Subject Business
Provider edX
Language English
Certificates $88 Certificate Available
Hours 3-4 hours a week
Calendar 8 weeks long

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5.0 3 weeks ago
by José Luis Rosas Condorpuza completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Excellent continuation for the first course.

Holly Ott is a great teacher that makes you understand every single topic.

Can't wait to start the final course of this specialization.

Totally recommended!
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