Intro to Six Sigma

Provided by: ToolingU

This class discusses the different roles in a Six Sigma team, DMAIC steps, and how to identify variation. Intro to Six Sigma also covers the tools practitioners use to track and analyze data, such as Pareto charts, frequency distribution charts, and run charts. Unlike some quality initiatives, Six Sigma offers tangible, measurable methods to gage a project's success. This class gives new practitioners the foundational knowledge needed to support a Six Sigma project by introducing them to key terminology and important data analysis tools.

Course Objectives:

  • Define Six Sigma
  • Describe how Six Sigma practitioners choose a target problem
  • Describe the factors that impact CTQ
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of Six Sigma team members
  • Identify the steps in DMAIC
  • Identify the main factors that lead to process problems
  • Define root cause analysis
  • Define common cause variation and special cause variation
  • Describe the importance of data for Six Sigma projects
  • Distinguish between discrete data and continuous data
  • Describe common data gathering methods
  • Describe pie charts and Pareto charts
  • Describe frequency distribution charts
  • Describe run charts
  • Distinguish between Six Sigma and lean initiatives.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for Individuals in manufacturing environments that lead/influence continuous improvement projects and\or activities

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Interaction with Others, Six Sigma

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

1.5 hrs



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