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Organizational Goals and Six Sigma

Organizational Goals and Six Sigma


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level



Overview/Description
Six Sigma and Lean have become standard business process improvement methodologies. Used together, they are called Lean Six Sigma and are a powerful strategy for transforming business. This course introduces key Six Sigma concepts and how to use them to connect business drivers to Six Sigma metrics. We'll also examine how key metrics and scorecards are used to improve process control and process design throughout the entire organization to achieve organizational goals. This course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.

Target Audience
Candidates seeking Six Sigma Green Belt certification; quality professionals, engineers, production managers, and frontline supervisors; process owners and champions charged with the responsibility of improving quality and processes at the organizational or departmental level

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.7

Lesson Objectives

Organizational Goals and Six Sigma

  • recognize the benefits of implementing Six Sigma in an organization
  • identify the key characteristics of Six Sigma
  • recognize how the transfer function is applied in Six Sigma
  • sequence key developments in the evolution of continuous improvement methodologies
  • recognize the impact of continuous improvement methodologies on the evolution of Six Sigma
  • distinguish between pioneers of Six Sigma and their key contributions
  • identify questions that need to be asked while assessing an organization's readiness for a Six Sigma project
  • recognize the considerations for selecting a project for Six Sigma
  • identify actions a Six Sigma team should take to establish linkages and supports with the organization's goals
  • recognize the components of a business process
  • distinguish between core and support processes
  • recognize relationships between business processes
  • recognize examples of key business drivers
  • distinguish between types of metrics
  • identify characteristics of good metrics
  • distinguish between balanced scorecard perspectives
  • demonstrate your understanding of fundamental Six Sigma concepts and how they are used to achieve strategic organizational goals
  • Course Number:
    apr_01_a01_bs_enus

    Expertise Level
    Intermediate