Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Educational Aims:

  • To understand the concepts and philosophy of Six Sigma and variation reduction, and the business value it brings to organisations
  • To understand how Six Sigma compares with and complements Lean Thinking
  • To appreciate the DMAIC methodology and understand some basic Six Sigma and problem-solving tools

Teaching / Learning methods:

A mix of teaching methods will be employed that combine presentation, discussion, group activity and interactive learning exercises

Indicative Syllabus:

  • Six Sigma Overview and Connections with Lean
  • Six Sigma Project Definition
  • Introduction to Basic Statistics
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) and Capability
  • Process Mapping
  • Cause and Effect Matrix and FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)
  • Basic Problem-Solving Tools
  • Control

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the module delegates should be able to:

  • Describe what Six Sigma is including the DMAIC methodology, and how it relates to Lean thinking
  • Contribute to project definition so that projects are set-up for success
  • Support and contribute to Six Sigma project execution including application of key tools, e.g. process mapping, capability analysis, FMEA etc., leading to meaningful business results
  • Apply basic problem-solving tools, e.g. fishbone diagram, scatter-plot
  • Understand good practices associated with control and sustaining improvements