Six Sigma Panorama

Program Description

Six Sigma Panorama provides participants with an introduction into the world of Six Sigma and to the underlying mechanics, focused use and application, and the goals of Six Sigma. The participant also gains tremendous insight into the different generations of deployments and how improvement breakthrough can be achieved by utilizing Six Sigma as a system of management and a means of process intervention.

In addition they will learn how Six Sigma impacts different levels of an organization, the various levels of belt training, duration of projects, expected savings per role, as well as how to determine the vital few inputs for processes across an organization.

These insights will lead you to a better understanding of how Six Sigma is deriving tremendous bottom line benefits for many of the world’s top corporations.

Total instructional time for this program is approximately 12 hours.

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Breakthrough Vision

Content Overview - Understand the nature, purpose, and drivers of Six Sigma

Driving Need - Identify the needs that underlie a Six Sigma initiative

Customer Focus - Explain why focusing on the customer is essential to business success

Core Beliefs - Contrast the core beliefs of Six Sigma to conventional practices

Deterministic Reasoning - Describe a basic cause-and-effect relationship in terms of Y=f(X)

Leverage Principle - Relate the principle of leverage to an improvement project

Tool Selection - Identify the primary family of analytical tools used in Six Sigma work

Performance Breakthrough - Describe the underlying logic of the DMAIC improvement process

Business Principles

Quality Definition - Articulate the idea of quality in terms of value entitlement

Value Proposition - Define the primary components of value and their key elements

Metrics Reporting - Recognize the need for installing and reporting performance metrics

BOPI Goals - Recognize the need for cascading performance metrics

Underpinning Economics - Describe the relationship between quality and cost

Third Generation - Differentiate between the first, second and third generations of Six Sigma

Success Factors - Identify the primary success factors related to a Six Sigma deployment

Process Management

Performance Yield - Explain why final yield is often higher than first-time yield

Hidden Processes - Describe the non-value added component of a process

Measurement Power - Describe the role of measurement in an improvement initiative

Establishing Baselines - Explain why performance baselines are essential to realizing improvement

Performance Benchmarks - Explain how a benchmarking chart can be used to assess quality performance

Defect Opportunity - Understand the nature of a defect opportunity and its role in metrics reporting

Process Models - Define the key features of a Six Sigma performance model

Process Capability - Identify the primary indices of process capability

Design Complexity - Describe the impact of complexity on product and service quality

Product Reliability - Explain how process capability can impact product reliability

Installation Guidelines

Deployment Planning - Understand the elements of Deployment Planning

Deployment Timeline - Understand the elements of a Deployment Timeline

CXO Role - Receive insight on how key decisions are addressed

Champion Role - Define the operational role of a Six Sigma Champion and highlight key attributes

Black Belt Role - Define the operational role of a Six Sigma Black Belt and highlight key attributes

Green Belt Role - Define the operational role of a Six Sigma Green Belt and highlight key attributes

White Belt Role - Define the operational role of a Six Sigma White Belt and highlight key attributes

Application Projects - Describe the purpose of Six Sigma Application Projects and how such projects are executed