Mini-MBA: Lean Six Sigma Curriculum

Lean Six Sigma As a Mindset

  • History and Evolution of Quality Management
  • Introduction to Lean & Six Sigma
  • Why Six Sigma
  • DMAIC and DMADV Approaches

Lean Concepts Forms of Waste

  • Introduction and background of Lean mindset
  • Introduction of various Lean tools, such as Kaizen & Kaizen events, Poka Yoke devices, Visual Factory, Value Stream and others
  • Explanation of 7 forms of waste along with types of activities in a process (Value added vs. Non-Value Added)
  • Theory of Constraints

Define Phase

  • Six Sigma and Project Management – similarities and differences
  • Learn the importance of a Six Sigma Project Charter
  • As-Is Process Mapping explanation and drafting
  • Management of team dynamics for maximum success

Measure Phase

  • Learn the important tools of Six Sigma including, SIPOC to identify customers and suppliers
  • Review Stakeholder impact and effort analysis
  • Learn ways to collect and interpret the voice of the customer and 7 basic tools of quality
  • How to collect and measure data using the Pareto Analysis

Analyze Phase

  • Learn effective and efficient brainstorming techniques
  • Understand the importance and how to use Affinity Diagrams
  • Understand the importance and how to use Fishbone Diagraming
  • Effective use of the Root Cause Analysis

Improve Phase   

  • Explanation of the solution planning matrix
  • Review As-Is Process Map
  • Develop To-Be Process Map
  • Gantt Chart review and developing timelines for Six Sigma Projects

Control Phase

  • Understanding Control Plan
  • Explanation of Net Present Value, ROI, Cost of Poor Quality
  • Case Studies – Returns and Recalls
  • Sustaining the improvements

Program Overview

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