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  • 24 Courses | 27h 28m 25s
  • 7 Books | 35h 53m
  • 2 Audiobooks | 37m 49s
  • Includes Test Prep
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Lean Six Sigma is a powerful methodology and toolset enabling breakthrough process improvements.  Develop in-depth knowledge of Six Sigma tools and processes and how to apply them in quality improvement projects.

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Organizational Goals and Six Sigma
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. 
17 videos | 1h 17m has Assessment available Badge
Lean Principles in Six Sigma Projects
To carry out an effective process improvement initiative within your organization, you’ll likely need to use different Lean Six Sigma tools to help you research the process design and implement a robust process control system. This course covers how Lean can be used in a Six Sigma project to improve process performance. It also introduces a few common Lean tools and techniques that can help you when carrying out business process improvement, such as the theory of constraints and value stream mapping. This course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
17 videos | 1h 27m has Assessment available Badge
FMEA and Design for Six Sigma
A critical success factor when carrying out business process improvement is the adoption of tried and tested methodologies that can help you during the process design phase. This course covers Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) methodologies and concepts, compares them to Lean Six Sigma DMAIC, and explains how they can be used in Lean process improvement projects. It also covers how to prioritize process and design risks using FMEA to ensure you can maintain process control. This course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
14 videos | 1h 7m has Assessment available Badge
Identifying Six Sigma Projects
Six Sigma and Lean are business process improvement methodologies which, when used together under the name Lean Six Sigma, become a powerful strategy for business process transformation. This course explores how to identify, select and analyze Six Sigma projects in terms of inputs, outputs, and stakeholders. Specifically, it will cover the process for selecting a Six Sigma project, as well as the elements of process control, process design, and benchmarking. It looks, too, at the roles of process owners and stakeholders. This course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
14 videos | 1h 16m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Voice of the Customer
Six Sigma and Lean are business process improvement methodologies. When used together, called, naturally enough, Lean Six Sigma, they enable a system of process control and process design that can transform your business. In this course, you'll learn how to capture the voice of the customer to ensure the success of your Six Sigma project to meet or exceed expectations. This course covers effective concepts and tools for collecting and analyzing customer information, and is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
20 videos | 1h 31m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Project Management Essentials
To conduct a business process improvement initiative successfully, it’s important that you understand how to use some of the most common Lean Six Sigma project management tools. This course covers Six Sigma project management essentials, such as project scope, metrics, process design, and ways to measure project performance to ensure process control. It also covers different Lean tools and techniques used in process improvement, as well as risk analysis, documentation, and project closure. This course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge.
16 videos | 1h 26m has Assessment available Badge
Management and Planning Tools for Six Sigma
Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma are business process improvement methodologies which, when used together, are a powerful strategy for transforming business. Identifying probable causes for process problems early in a project allows the Six Sigma team to make decisions about process control and process design that lead to greater overall process improvements. This course explores the tools that are used by Six Sigma teams as they plan and manage projects. This course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
15 videos | 1h 16m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Performance Metrics
Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma are business process improvement methodologies. When used together, they can become transformational strategy that enables a system of process control and process design to supercharge your overall business processes. Performance metrics are key to defining and controlling Six Sigma projects. This course will explore performance metrics and how they're established for any given project. The course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
12 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
Team Dynamics and Performance for Six Sigma Projects
A central component of any of Lean process improvement project is the team responsible for improving the process design. This course covers the roles and responsibilities of individuals working in Six Sigma teams when carrying out a business process improvement initiative. It also covers behaviors of Six Sigma teams, common Lean Six Sigma tools used for effective team management and process control, as well as strategies for overcoming challenges such as negative team dynamics. This course is aligned with ASQ's 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
12 videos | 1h 4m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Process Documentation and Analysis
If you’re planning to carry out a Lean process improvement project, you’ll need a method for documenting how the current process works. Using process documentation enables you to identify any potential gaps and to improve the process design. In this course, you’ll learn about different Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques used to document, model, and analyze processes and procedures for business process improvement projects. You’ll also explore the steps involved in mapping a process, and how to use the map to identify problems and maintain process control. This course is aligned with ASQ's 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
9 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Probability and Statistical Distributions
By determining the probability that a certain event, or multiple events, will occur during your business process improvement project, you’ll have a better chance of planning an effective process design. You also need to understand the characteristics of various statistical distributions, and their suitability for different types of data. This course covers different Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques for calculating probability in process improvement initiatives, including independent events, mutually exclusive events, multiplication rules, permutations, and combinations. You’ll also explore different types of distribution such as normal, Poisson, binominal, chi square, student's T, and F distributions, and how they can be applied in Lean projects to ensure process control. This course is aligned with ASQ's 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
16 videos | 1h 20m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Data Classification, Sampling, and Collection
One way of ensuring a successful business process improvement project is to measure key performance indicators (KPIs). And central to evaluating these KPIs is the identification, collection, and analysis of data related to process design and process control. This course covers the different data types relevant to Lean Six Sigma projects. It also explores data classification, as well as methods for sampling and collecting data as part of a Lean process improvement initiative. This course is aligned with ASQ's 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
15 videos | 1h 7m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Statistics and Graphical Presentation
Basic graphs and tables can be used to summarize and assess business process improvement data in a meaningful way. Lean and Lean Six Sigma practitioners use descriptive statistics to tabulate and graphically represent sample data through a number of types of graphical presentation. Using analytical statistics, practitioners can then make decisions regarding process improvement, process control, and process design. This course will introduce the fundamentals of statistics, including statistical tools for describing, presenting, and analyzing data. It is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
13 videos | 59m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Measurement Systems Analysis
Adequate and accurate measurement systems are vital to the success of any data collection and analysis when striving for business process improvement. And they’re critical to the overall success of any Lean or Lean Six Sigma initiatives in an organization. They can then inform decisions about process improvement, process control, and process design. This course will present measurement system analysis. Specifically, you’ll explore how to address the precision and accuracy of your system. You'll also learn how to carry out various calculations and analysis, such as gauge repeatability and reproducibility study. This course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
13 videos | 1h 3m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Process and Performance Capability Measurement
Organizations should regularly evaluate existing processes to make sure that they meet targets and specifications. This capability measurement in turn leads to business process improvement. By measuring and analyzing process capability and performance, organizations are able to report those Lean and Lean Six Sigma levels. This data can drive process improvement, process control, and process design. This course will present some methods you can use to measure and interpret common performance indices. It will also cover ways to verify the stability and normality of a process, as well as key considerations to measure process capability. It is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
15 videos | 1h 5m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Exploratory Data Analysis
In the Analyze stage of the Six Sigma DMAIC process, project teams carefully analyze process output and input variables. The goal of this data analysis is to narrow down the many possible inputs identified during the Measure stage, and lead to business process improvement. The analysis is carried out using tools that help identify a few probable issues and drive process improvement, process design, and process control. In this course, you'll learn about some of the key tools used in exploratory data analysis in Lean and Lean Six Sigma, such as Multi-varied studies, Correlation analysis, and Regression models. The course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
13 videos | 37m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Hypothesis Testing Fundamentals
During the Analyze phase of a Lean or Lean Six Sigma improvement project, the team conducts a number of statistical analyses to determine the nature of variables and their interrelationships in the process under study. This can in turn lead to business process improvement. In this course, you'll learn about some of the basic concepts relating to hypothesis testing, and how it can drive process improvement, process control, and process design. You'll also explore how to carry out various types of hypothesis test design, to find and compare means. The course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
14 videos | 1h 12m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Hypothesis Tests for Variances and Proportions
As a Lean or Lean Six Sigma project moves into the Analyze phase, team members identify possible sources of variation, underlying root causes, and areas for business process improvement. It is here where assumptions or the hypothesis about a process, product, or service are made. These are then validated using tests based on sample data. Once validated, they can drive process improvement, process control, and process design. In this course, you'll learn about some common advanced hypothesis testing techniques used for testing variances and proportions. This course covers advanced hypothesis tests used in Six Sigma, and is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
14 videos | 59m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Design of Experiments
In the Improve stage of Lean or Lean Six Sigma DMAIC, teams design and conduct experiments to investigate the relationships between input variables and response variables. By controlling and changing the input variables, and observing the effects on the response variables., the Six Sigma team gains a deeper understanding of the relationships and begins business process improvement. In this course, you'll explore the Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology. You’ll learn how to interpret the results of the main effect analysis and interaction plots, and use this to drive process improvement, process control, and process design. This course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
12 videos | 1h 4m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Root Cause Analysis and Waste Elimination
Getting to the source of why something has gone wrong is critical to identifying the changes necessary for business process improvement. During the Improve phase in a Lean or Lean Six Sigma project, you can use statistical methods and non-statistical methods to analyze systems and processes, looking for ways to drive process improvement, process design, and process control. In this course, you'll learn about the key concepts and tools used in Six Sigma to identify what's causing variations and defects. And you’ll look at root cause analysis and tools used to prevent and eliminate waste in your processes. The course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
14 videos | 1h 13m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Cycle-time Reduction and Kaizen Blitz
In the Improve stage of the Six Sigma DMAIC process, you will use the Lean and Lean Six Sigma tool set to find ideas to help facilitate business process improvement. That will help you resolve process problems that you've identified in an earlier stage. And this in turn will help drive process improvement, process control, and process design. In this course, you'll learn about the key tools, such as cycle-time reduction, continuous flow, setup reduction, kaizen, kaizen blitz, and other Lean tools, that lead to continuous improvement. The course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
9 videos | 50m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Statistical Process Control Basics
Ensuring a process is in control and behaving in the manner it was intended to is critical with any Lean or Lean Six Sigma improvement initiative. In the Control phase of a Six Sigma DMAIC project, teams need to control the business process improvement in order to sustain continuous gains. By applying statistical process control, you can drive process improvement and process design. This course introduces basic concepts in statistical process control, including the selection of variables and rational subgrouping. It looks at the key elements of a control plan and explores the steps for developing an effective plan. The course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
14 videos | 1h 18m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Control Charts
Business process improvement must be monitored and controlled to ensure the gains aren’t lost. This takes place in the Control phase of a Lean or Lean Six Sigma domain process. Once you analyze and approve your processes to desired levels, you need to monitor and control them over an extended period of time. This helps drive process improvement, process control, and process design. In this course, you'll learn how to choose, construct, and use a control chart, which is the most common tool used for statistical process control, or SPC. This course also explores how to interpret control charts. This course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
14 videos | 1h 35m has Assessment available Badge
Six Sigma Process Control Tools
In the Control stage of the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology, you need to find ways to ensure business process improvement. Two control tools from the Lean or Lean Six Sigma toolset specifically help here. First, total productive maintenance, or TPM, is a proactive equipment maintenance program that seeks to maximize the overall effectiveness of existing processes and equipment. And then the visual workplace helps to keep workers from wasting time and effort searching for materials. In this course, you'll learn about both of these tools and how to use them to drive process improvement, process control and process design. This course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
10 videos | 56m has Assessment available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book Summary

What is Six Sigma?
What is Six Sigma? answers some of the bigger questions regarding the method from the perspective of the people on the shop floor. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 11m Book Authors By Pete Pande

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The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to Nearly 100 Tools for Improving Process Quality, Speed, and Complexity
The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook discusses the tools for producing lasting improvements to business processes and production inefficiencies. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 11m Book Authors By David Rowlands, John Maxey, Mark Price, Michael L. George

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Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success
Covering the technical issues as well as the leadership aspects of Lean Six Sigma Logistics, this book provides the vehicle to solidify strategic position, win over customers, and achieve increased profit margins.
Book Duration 4h 51m Book Authors By Robert Martichenko, Thomas Goldsby

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Practitioner's Guide for Statistics and Lean Six Sigma for Process Improvements
Providing numerous opportunities for readers to test their understanding of the presented material, this hands-on book offers thorough coverage of the statistical topics related to effective Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma practices.
Book Duration 17h 38m Book Authors By Mikel J. Harry, et al.

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Six Sigma +Lean Toolset: Mindset for Successful Implementation of Improvement Projects, Second Edition
Presenting a comprehensive collection of all the tools necessary for project work and running workshops when improving processes, this book guides users to select the appropriate tool using questions and guides them to solve given task formulations quickly and in a sustainable way.
Book Duration 3h 4m Book Authors By Alexander John, Christian Staudter (eds), Olin Roenpage, Renata Meran, Stephan Lunau

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Six Sigma Best Practices: A Guide To Business Process Excellence For Diverse Industries
Providing step-by-step techniques and flow diagrams for integrating Six Sigma, this comprehensive training tool presents Six Sigma concepts in common business terms as well as in applied statistics, where the benefits of the tool are better understood.
Book Duration 6h 16m Book Authors By Dhirendra Kumar

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Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma: Building Positive and Engaging Business Improvement
Combining the leading approaches to business improvement with those of organizational change, this practical guide provides fresh ideas and tools to ensure that short-term achievements in process improvement become long-term benefits.
Book Duration 3h 42m Book Authors By David Shaked
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