Body of Knowledge Area Breakdown:
History of Six Sigma
Should be able to define Six Sigma and have a general understanding of the history of Six Sigma and its application.
y = f(x)
Basic understand the function of y=f(x)
Should have a basic understanding of identifying where variances are occurring in a function.
TQM & others
Have an understanding of the other process improvement methodologies and how they differ from Six Sigma.
Understand Six Sigma philosophies and how to recognize opportunity.
Understand how to frame quality into what is important to the customer.
Deciding to start a Six Sigma project
Understand the “how and why” regarding a company launching a quality improvement initiative like Six Sigma.
Organizational Roles and Responsibilities
Understand how team are formed and the role of each belt level within the Six Sigma project.
The DMAIC Method
Understand and define DMAIC. Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control.
Why is DMAIC used
Understand why the DMAIC process is utilized.
Understand the basis of DMADV (Design for Six Sigma) when you do not have an existing system or process to improve upon.
Understand why continual communication is critical to the success of the project.
Understand the critical role that a Yellow Belt, or “Subject Matter Expert” plays within the Six Sigma team.