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.

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

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