Six Sigma is a system for improving the quality of organisational processes. It was originally developed at Motorola in the 1980’s and is now becoming the most widely applied system mainly thanks to its phenomenal success at one of the world’s most successful companies.Sigma is a letter in the Greek alphabet. The term ‘Sigma’ is used to designate the distribution or spread about the mean (average) of any process – or the variability of a process. Sigma is a statistical unit or measure, which reflects process capability. The sigma scale of measure is perfectly correlated to such characteristics as defects per unit, parts per million and probability of a failure / error. ‘Six’ sigma meaning no more than 3.4 parts per million.Why Six Sigma

  • Focuses on customer requirements
  • Decision making based on data and facts rather than opinion and assumption
  • Management and improvement of processes
  • Proactive management – act before things go wrong
  • Going beyond boundaries – understand how your work fits into the whole process – Team working
  • Aiming for a process which is as near perfection as you can imagine!

“Six Sigma 2000 will be the biggest, the most personally Rewarding and, in the end, the most profitable undertaking in our history.”
Jack F Welch Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – General Electric Company

Green Belt Programme – Module

Module 1 Core Principles Six Sigma Overview
Module 2 Define Define Current Situation
Module 3 Measure Data Collection and Analysis
Module 4 Measure Process Capability
Module 5 Measure Six Sigma Metrics
Module 6 Measure/Analyse Measurement Systems
Module 7 Analyse/Improve Root Cause Analysis
Module 8 Control Process Control (1)

Black Belt Programme – Module 9-20

Module 9 Core Principles Team Skills
Module 10 Core Principles Lean Thinking
Module 11 Define/Measure QFD / Probability and Statistics
Module 12 Analyse Hypothesis Testing
Module 13 Analyse Regression Analysis
Module 14 Analyse Analysis of Variance
Module 15 Analyse Design of Experiments (1)
Module 16 Analyse/Improve Design of Experiments (2)
Module 17 Analyse/Improve Design of Experiments (3)
Module 18 Improve Process Planning
Module 19 Control Process Control (2)
Module 20 Control Six Sigma Project Session
  • Participants
    who are considering entering the programme
    at Day 9 should complete a Green Belt
    Form; a bridging course may be appropriate
    prior to attendance at Black Belt level. Alternatively,
    the 15 Day Fast Track Black Belt Programme
    be more appropriate.
  • Project Lead:
    For both Belts, delegates are encouraged
    to complete an agreed Project within
    their workplace to demonstrate their proficiency.
  • Subject to various criteria, Black Belt delegates
    sit the ASQ, American Society for
    Quality CSSBB examination.
  • Minitab examples
    used throughout the training.
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