Six Sigma Principles
University System of Georgia
There are criticisms of Six Sigma, sure is that it is not suitable for every company and industry. Some people like it, some don’t. But still, there’s no doubt how ubiquitous and popular it is. To those who work in a gigantic organization, Six Sigma shall not be unfamiliar. It is very much like the air we breath, the philosophy and method behind is critical even though you don’t pay much attention to it.
This is the very first course in the Yellow Belt specification. It firstly lays down the foundation: origins, history, principles, purpose, methodology, etc. At a glance, these are probably too much to digest, if there is only one point to remember, I think it shall be: “eliminate the waste and reduce the variance and defects”. Then the course is getting a little technical: it enumerates all quality tools and metrics, introduces different teams and their roles. In the last part of the course, the relation between Six Sigma and Lean is covered.
All the contents are introductory, giving audience the general idea what Six Sigma is. If you are unseasoned, the course is likely to become boring soon. On the contrary, if you are facing or being ‘tortured’ by some real problems, this course probably will be a “grand opening” which leads you to the answer. Besides managerial experience, a decent knowledge background of statistics is critical, which decides how far you could go.
On Coursera, I am glad to find that there are also specializations for Green Belt and Black Belt. I can’t wait to join the club, and jump into the adventure.
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