**COURSE CALENDAR ****QPLS2x**

This **course's lectures release from October 01 - November 19, 2017 (8 weeks) **and the

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

**Deadline for Verified Certificate: November 15, 2017.**

**GRADED ASSIGNMENTS DUE DATES**

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

29 October 2017 (Homework Session 1)

05 November 2017 (Homework Session 2)

12 November 2017 (Homework Session 3)

19 November 2017 (Homework Session 4)

26 November 2017 (Homework Session 5)

03 December 2017 (Homework Session 6)

10 December 2017 (Homework Session 7)

**COURSE SYLLABUS AND RELEASE DATES:**

**Session 0: Course Welcome - October 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: ANALYZE - Root Cause Analysis - Ocotber 01, 2017**1-1 LECTURE: Cause and Effect Analysis

1-2 LECTURE: Pareto Analysis

1-3 PRACTICE: C&E and Pareto Analysis

1-4 EXERCISE: Ishikawa's Fishbone Diagram

1-5 LECTURE: Correlation

1-6 LECTURE: Regression

1-7 LECTURE: Multiple and Non Linear Regression

1-8 PRACTICE: Regression and Correlation

1-9 CASE STUDY: Production Problem at Melon Helmets

1 PROJECT: ANALYZE - HANWAG Hiking Shoes

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

**Session 2: ANALYZE - Inferential Statistics - October 08, 2017**2-1 LECTURE: Confidence Intervals

2-2 LECTURE: Confidence Intervals

2-3 EXAMPLE: Confidence Intervals - Table Factory

2-4 PRACTICE: Confidence Intervals (Population Mean)

2-5 EXERCISE: Interactive Confidence Intervals (vary n, sigma, alpha)

2-6 LECTURE: Confidence Intervals with Unknown Sigma

2-7 LECTURE: Hypothesis Testing

2-8 LECTURE: Hypothesis Testing

2-9 LECTURE Hypothesis Testing

2-10 PRACTICE Hypothesis Testing

2-11 GUEST LECTURE: t-test for Six Sigma Professionals (Zubair Anwar)

2 PROJECT: ANALYZE - Kopfschitz Kerzen

2 HOMEWORK: due November 05, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 3: IMPROVE - Design of Experiments - October 15, 2017**3-1 LECTURE: Design of Experiments

3-2 EXAMPLE: DOE - Part 1: Problem Statement and Data Table

3-3 LECTURE: Design of Experiments - Main Effects

3-4 EXAMPLE: DOE - Part 2: Main Effects

3-5 LECTURE Design of Experiments - Interaction Effects

3-6 EXAMPLE: DOE - Part 3: Interaction Effects

3-7 EXERCISE: Design of Experiments

3-8 PRACTICE: Design of Experiments

3 PROJECT: IMPROVE - HANWAG Hiking Shoes

3 PROJECT: IMPROVE - Kopfschitz Kerzen

3 HOMEWORK: due November 12, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 4: IMPROVE - Analysis of Variance - October 22, 2017**4-1 LECTURE: Analysis of Variance

4-2 EXAMPLE: One-Way ANOVA

4-3 GUEST LECTURE: One-Way ANOVA (Zubair Anwar, ASQ)

4-4 EXAMPLE: One-Way ANOVA

4-5 LECTURE: Two-Way ANOVA

4-6 EXAMPLE: DOE - Part 4: ANOVA

4-7 GUEST LECTURE: ANOVA and DOE Example using Minitab (Prof. Indrajit Mukherjee)

4-8 PRACTICE: ANOVA

4 HOMEWORK: due November 19, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 5: CONTROL - SPC and Control Charts - October 29, 2017**5-1 LECTURE: Statistical Process Control & Control Chart Theory

5-2 LECTURE: X-bar and R-Charts

5-3 EXAMPLE: X-bar and R-Charts - part 1

5-4 LECTURE: X-bar and R-Charts

5-5 EXERCISE: X-bar and R-Charts - part 2

5-6 PRACTICE: X-bar and R-Charts, Control Limits

5-7 CASE STUDY: SPC at Melon Helmets

5 PROJECT: CONTROL - HANWAG Hiking Shoes

5 PROJECT: CONTROL - HANWAG Hiking Shoes

5 HOMEWORK: due November 26, 2017 23:30 UTC *Please check your time zone!

**Session 6: CONTROL - Other Control Charts - November 05, 2017**6-1 LECTURE: p-and c-charts

6-2 CASE STUDY: Rational Subgrouping

6-3 LECTURE: X-Charts, MA/MR, EWMA Charts

6-4 PRACTICE: p-, c- and I/MR Charts

6-5 LECTURE: Other Control Charts

6-6 LECTURE: Control and Response Plans (Zubair Anwar, ASQ)

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

**Session 7: Quality Tools - Design for Six Sigma - November 12, 2017**7-1 LECTURE: The 8 Disciplines

7-2 GUEST LECTURE: Deviation Management using the 8 Disciplines (Elmar Fedrow)

7-3 PRACTICE: 8D

7-4 LECTURE: 5 Whys

7-5 PRACTICE: 5 Whys

7-6 LECTURE: DFSS - Design for Six Sigma (Zubair Anwar, ASQ)

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

**Session 8: Six Sigma Scenario - November 19, 2017**8-1 Application: Six Sigma Overview, Introduction, DEFINE and MEASURE

8-2 Video Cookie du Chef

8-3 Application: sigmaGuide - guideline for Six Sigma Projects

8-4 Application: Six Sigma DEFINE

8-5 Application: Six Sigma MEASURE

8-6 Application: Six Sigma ANALYZE

8-7 Application: Minitab-Files for Six-Sigma Cookie du Chef

8-8 Application: Six Sigma IMPROVE

8-9 Application: Six Sigma CONTROL

8-10 Course Summary and Close