Six Sigma Skills – Basics (Self-Directed Learning)

  • Delivery Option: Self-Directed
  • Subject Category: Core Tools
  • Number of Days: 4-8 hours

Course Summary

In order for organizations to realize the potential benefits of Six Sigma, project team members must have, at a minimum, a solid understanding of the methodology – its objectives, potential benefits, roles and common tools.

Target Audience

Any employee who will participate as a member of a Six Sigma project team, as well as any individual who simply wishes to learn more about the methodology.

Course Objectives

This program is a practical, efficient way to build basic skills in Six Sigma. With it, everyone in your company can be an effective contributor to Six Sigma projects, and to any other types of improvement efforts.


Unit 1: Overview of Six Sigma

  • Definitions
  • Potential benefits
  • Requirements for success
  • Process terms
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Project phases
  • Use of cross-functional project teams


Unit 2: Project Phases

  • Importance of a structured approach
  • Types of data
  • Purpose, outcomes and typical activities of five project phases:
    – Define
    – Measure
    – Analyze
    – Improve
    – Control


Unit 3: Basic Tools

  • Histograms
  • Cause-and-effect diagrams
  • Check sheets
  • Pareto diagrams
  • Graphs
  • Control charts
  • Scatter diagrams
  • Process mapping
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Process capability indices
  • Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
  • Design of Experiments


What’s Included?

  • 2 DVDs
  • 1 Instructor’s Guide
  • 1 PowerPoint Presentation
  • 1 Participant’s Guide