Essentials of Six Sigma

SKU: RVI-11536Duration: 45 Minutes

Six Sigma is recognized as a strategy that utilizes data gathering and statistical analysis to evaluate process performance and isolate sources of defects. This course covers the basic concepts of Six Sigma, it’s management methodology, and the techniques and tools needed for process improvements in order to help businesses run more efficiently.

Course Details


Training Time: 45 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the basics of Six Sigma management methodology and its applicability
  • Define the use of statistical tools needed to measure performance of a process
  • Define tools to isolate the most common causes of defects in a process
  • Describe the DMAIC process and its use in Six Sigma

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What does the term sigma represent?
Sigma, the eighteenth letter in the Greek alphabet, is used to represent a statistical term called "standard deviation."

When should process sigma conversion tables be used?
Process sigma conversion tables should be used to select the nearest sigma level based on the DPMO calculated.

What criteria should be used when selecting a Six Sigma project?
A potential project should have a financial impact or business value, improve performance significantly over existing performance level, and resolve a business problem.

What is the difference between mean and median?
Mean represents the value most likely to occur in a data population, while the median value is the actual mid-point of a given specification range.

What are the three main steps to make a Ishikawa (Fishbone) Diagram?
Start by naming the main problem or event, make categories for causes and create the "bone structure" of your fish, and identify where and why a process is not performing.

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