**COURSE CALENDAR QPLS1x**

This **course's lectures run from May 01, 2018 - June 19, 2018 (lectures release weekly),**and the

**course ends on July 17, 2018.**

**Deadline for Verified Certificate: June 3, 2018**

**GRADED ASSIGNMENTS DUE DATES**

The homework sets are due at **23:30 UTC** (!! Check your time zone and submit early! No late submissions are possible.)

29 May 2018 (Homework Session 1)

05 June 2018 (Homework Session 2)

12 June 2018 (Homework Session 3)

19 June 2018 (Homework Session 4)

26 June 2018 (Homework Session 5)

03 July 2018 (Homework Session 6)

10 July 2018 (Homework Session 7)

17 July 2018 (Homework Session 8)

**COURSE SYLLABUS AND RELEASE DATES:**

**Session 0: Course Welcome - May 01,2018**0-1 Welcome & Greetings from Munich

0-2 Course Structure

0-3 HELLO! Getting to Know Each Other - Discussion Board Post!

**Session 1: INTRODUCTION - Motorola's Six Sigma - May 01, 2018**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 May 29, 2018 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 2: DEFINE - Understanding Customer Expectations - May 08, 2018**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 June 05, 2018 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 3: MEASURE - Statistics Review - May 15, 2018**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 June 12, 2018 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 4: MEASURE - The Normal Distribution - May 22, 2018**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 June 19, 2018 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 5: MEASURE - Process Mapping - May 29, 2018**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 June 26, 2018 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 6: MEASURE - Measurement System Analysis - June 05, 2018**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 July 03, 2018 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 7: MEASURE - Process Capability - June 12, 2018**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 July 10, 2018 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 8: QUALITY TOPICS AND COURSE SUMMARY - June 19, 2018**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 July 17, 2018 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!