Six Sigma Project Simulator
The Six Sigma Project Simulation in Healthcare focuses on using lean six sigma in the healthcare industry. This program is designed to guide you through the development of a Six Sigma project. You'll create a Six Sigma project case study that examines a fictional healthcare company struggling to maintain profitability. A case study is a descriptive research paper that looks at a subject then completes an analysis of that subject. You'll collect data about the supplied healthcare company and look at their processes. You'll then analyze that data. You'll start by defining the overall case study, then provide a brief but detailed history and background of the company and its problems. You'll use the DMAIC method to collect, measure, and analyze the problems. You'll then develop an improvement plan and a control method for that improvement.
What are the requirements to complete this simulation?
- Six Sigma Black Belt certification from MSI or another organization.
- Strong writing skills
- Strong critical-thinking skills
Why should I complete a Six Sigma project simulation?
Completing the healthcare simulation shows employers that you've applied some of the principles you've learned when obtaining your Six Sigma Black Belt certification. It also allows to to get some hands-on experience with applying six sigma processes and tools. This Six Sigma Project Simulator is designed to present you with a project scenario which you will study and then write a Case Study for.
Is this the same as working on a real project?
No simulation or case study can truly mimic the experience of working on a real project with real outcomes. Most people do not have access to a real healthcare project unless they happen to be working for a hospital or medical company that is actively engaged in a six sigma project. This Six Sigma Project Simulator is designed to give you practice with working on a project and using some tools. You will create a project charter and write a case study regarding the project.
As a Six Sigma Black Belt in a real world project, you would develop your six sigma project plan and then implement it. In a project simulation, you will develop your six sigma plan, then write a case study about it instead.
I’ve never written a case study, are there resources?
Yes, this simulator will provide you with all the information you need to prepare your Case Study. There is a Case Study template which you'll download and use as you develop the Case Study. There are also numerous resources online to assist you. You will be provided links for some of those resources.
Can I “fail” the project simulation?
This project simulation is not a pass/fail scenario. It is designed to give you some hands-on experience with writing a Project Charter and Case Study regarding Six Sigma. If the paper you submit is missing any of the required elements, you will be notified of any discrepancies so that you can correct and resubmit the case study. You have a maximum of 1 year to complete it.
What software is required?
You must be able to view PDF files and view/edit Microsoft Word & Excel files.
What will I receive once the Case Study is completed?
You will receive our professional certificate & transcripts. The transcripts give a general synopsis of the six sigma project simulation that you've completed.
How long will it take to complete?
A typical case study of this healthcare scenario is expected to be around 8-10 pages. Your project case study must include all of the key required elements. You must also complete and submit a project charter. Time to complete will depend on your writing skills and time to dedicate to the project. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the program.