**COURSE CALENDAR**

This **course's lectures run from June 01 - July 20, 2017 (8 weeks) **and the

**course ends on August 17, 2017.**

**Deadline for Verified Certificate: July 9, 2017.**

**GRADED ASSIGNMENTS DUE DATES**

The homework sets are due at **23:30 UTC** (*check your time zone by clicking on the link!)

29 June 2017 (Homework Session 1)

06 July 2017 (Homework Session 2)

13 July 2017 (Homework Session 3)

20 July 2017 (Homework Session 4)

27 July 2017 (Homework Session 5)

03 Aug 2017 (Homework Session 6)

10 Aug 2017 (Homework Session 7)

17 Aug 2017 (Homework Session 8)

**COURSE SYLLABUS AND RELEASE DATES:**

**Session 0: Course Welcome - June 01, 2017**0-1 Welcome & Greetings from Munich

0-2 Course Structure

0-3 Pre-Course Survey

0-4 HELLO! Getting to Know Each Other - Discussion Board Post!

**Session 1: INTRODUCTION - Motorola's Six Sigma - June 01, 2017**1-1 LECTURE: Background and Meaning of Six Sigma

1-2 LECTURE: DMAIC

1-3 LECTURE: Six Sigma Project

1-4 LECTURE: Impact of Defects - Measuring Defect Levels

1-5 LECTURE: Impact of Defects - Measuring Defect Levels

1-6 PRACTICE: Impact of Defects - Measuring Defect Levels

1 HOMEWORK: due June 29, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 2: DEFINE - Understanding Customer Expectations - June 08, 2017**2-0 Introduction DEFINE

2-1 LECTURE: Defining Quality

2-2 EXAMPLE: What is Quality - Industry Perspective

2-3 LECTURE: Kano Model Theory

2-4 EXERCISE: Kano Model

2-5 PRACTICE: Kano Model Theory

2-6 LECTURE: Problem Definition

2-7 PRACTICE: Problem Definition - Case Study Cold Delight

2 PROJECT: Introduction - HANWAG Hiking Shoes

2 PROJECT: DEFINE - HANWAG Hiking Shoes

2 PROJECT: Introduction - Kopschitz Candles

2 PROJECT: DEFINE - Kopschitz Candles

2 HOMEWORK: due July 06, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 3: MEASURE - Statistics Review - June 15, 2017**3-1 LECTURE: Probability vs Statistics

3-2 LECTURE: Probability vs Statistics

3-3 LECTURE: Random Variables & Probability Distributions

3-4 LECTURE: Random Variables & Probability Distributions

3-5 EXAMPLE: Example of a Random Variable

3-6 LECTURE: Important Probability Distributions

3-7 LECTURE: Descriptive vs Inferential Statistics

3-8 EXAMPLE: Descriptive Statistics

3-9 LECTURE: Descriptive vs Inferential Statistics

3-10 PRACTICE: Descriptive Statistics

3 HOMEWORK: due July 13, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 4: MEASURE - The Normal Distribution - June 22, 2017**4-1 LECTURE: The Normal Distribution

4-2 EXERCISE: Normally Distributed Random Variables

4-3 EXAMPLE: Video Example of a Standard Normal

4-4 LECTURE: The Normal Distribution

4-5 PRACTICE: Applying the Standard Normal

4-6 LECTURE: The Normal Distribution

4-7 PRACTICE: Application of the Normal Distribution

4-8 EXERCISE: The Normal Distribution

4-9 LECTURE: Central Limit Theorem

4-10 PRACTICE: Distribution of Sample Average

4-11 LECTURE: Central Limit Theorem

4-12 PRACTICE: Applying the Central Limit Theorem

4-13 EXERCISE: Central Limit Theorem

4 PROJECT: MEASURE - HANWAG Hiking Shoes (Baseline Process Performance)

4 HOMEWORK: due July 20, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 5: MEASURE - Process Mapping - June 29, 2017**5-1 LECTURE: SIPOC

5-2 LECTURE: Process Mapping

5-3 PRACTICE: SIPOC / Process Mapping

5-4 LECTURE: Critical-to-Quality Characteristics

5-5 EXERCISE: Process Mapping

5 PROJECT: MEASURE - HANWAG Hiking Shoes (Process Mapping)

5 HOMEWORK: due July 27, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 6: MEASURE - Measurement System Analysis - July 06, 2017**6-1 LECTURE: Measurement System Analysis

6-2 LECTURE: Gage R&R

6-3 GUEST LECTURE: Gage R&R for Six Sigma Professionals

6-4 LECTURE: Sampling Plan

6-5 PRACTICE: Measurement System Analysis

6-6 EXAMPLE: Sampling Plans - Interview

6 HOMEWORK: due August 03, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 7: MEASURE - Process Capability - July 13, 2017**7-1 LECTURE: Process Capability

7-2 LECTURE: Process Capability

7-3 LECTURE: Six Sigma Capability

7-4 LECTURE: Attribute & Discrete Capability

7-5 PRACTICE: Process Capability

7-6 EXERCISE: IDP3: Interactive CP/CPK (vary sigma, mu, capability limits)

7 HOMEWORK: due August 10, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 8: QUALITY TOPICS AND COURSE SUMMARY - July 20, 2017**8-1 LECTURE: Tolerance Design

8-2 PRACTICE: Tolerance Design

8-3 LECTURE: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

8-4 EXERCISE: FMEA

8-5 PRACTICE: FMEA

8-6 LECTURE: More on Capability

8-7 PRACTICE: More on Capability

8-8 LECTURE: Six-Sigma Project Roadmap

8 HOMEWORK: due August 17, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!