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1.0 Define Phase
1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma
1.1.1 Meanings of Six Sigma
1.1.4 The Problem Solving Strategy Y = f(x)
1.2 The Fundamentals of Six Sigma
1.2.1 Defining a Process
1.2.5 Basic Six Sigma Metrics
a. including DPU, DPMO, FTY, RTY Cycle Time, deriving these metrics .
1.3 Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects
1.3.1 Building a Business Case & Project Charter
1.3.2 Developing Project Metrics
1.4 The Lean Enterprise
1.4.1 Understanding Lean
1.4.2 The History of Lean
1.4.3 Lean & Six Sigma
a. Overproduction, Correction, Inventory, Motion, Overprocessing, Conveyance, Waiting.
a. Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Self-Discipline, Sort
2.0 Measure Phase
2.1 Process Definition
2.1.3 X-Y Diagram
2.2 Six Sigma Statistics
2.2.1 Basic Statistics
2.2.2 Descriptive Statistics
2.2.4 Graphical Analysis
2.3.1 Precision & Accuracy
2.3.2 Bias, Linearity & Stability
2.3.4 Variable & Attribute MSA
2.4.1 Capability Analysis
2.4.2 Concept of Stability
2.4.4 Monitoring Techniques
3.0 Analyze Phase
3.1 Patterns of Variation
3.1.1 Multi-Vari Analysis
3.1.2 Classes of Distributions
3.2 Inferential Statistics
3.2.1 Understanding Inference
3.2.3 Central Limit Theorem
3.3.3 Risk; Alpha & Beta
3.3.4 Types of Hypothesis Test
3.4 Hypothesis Testing with Normal Data
3.4.1 1 & 2 sample t-tests
3.4.2 1 sample variance
3.4.3 One Way ANOVA
3.5.3 Mood’s Median
3.5.5 1 Sample Sign
3.5.6 1 Sample Wilcoxon
3.5.7 One and Two Sample Proportion
3.5.8 Chi-Squared (Contingency Tables)
4.0 Improve Phase
4.1.2 Regression Equations
4.1.3 Residuals Analysis
4.2 Multiple Regression Analysis
4.2.1 Non- Linear Regression
4.2.4 Residuals Analysis
4.3.1 Experiment Objectives
4.3.2 Experimental Methods
4.3.3 Experiment Design Considerations
4.4.1 2k Full Factorial Designs
4.4.2 Linear & Quadratic Mathematical Models
4.4.3 Balanced & Orthogonal Designs
4.4.4 Fit, Diagnose Model and Center Points
4.5.2 Confounding Effects
4.5.3 Experimental Resolution
5.1 Lean Controls
5.1.1 Control Methods for 5S
5.2.1 Data Collection for SPC
5.2.2 I-MR Chart
5.2.3 Xbar-R Chart
5.2.7 X-S chart
5.2.8 CuSum Chart
5.2.9 EWMA Chart
5.2.10 Control Methods
5.2.11 Control Chart Anatomy
5.3 Six Sigma Control Plans
5.3.1 Cost Benefit Analysis
5.3.2 Elements of the Control Plan
5.3.3 Elements of the Response Plan
Levels of Cognition based on Bloom’s Taxonomy – Revised (2001)
These levels are from “Levels of Cognition” (from Bloom’s Taxonomy – Revised, 2001). They are listed in order from the least complex to the most complex.
Remember: Recall or recognize terms, definitions, facts, ideas, materials, patterns, sequences, methods, principles, etc.
Understand: Read and understand descriptions, communications, reports, tables, diagrams, directions, regulations, etc.
Apply: Know when and how to use ideas, procedures, methods, formulas, principles, theories, etc.
Analyze: Break down information into its constituent parts and recognize their relationship to one another and how they are organized; identify sublevel factors or salient data from a complex scenario.
Evaluate: Make judgments about the value of proposed ideas, solutions, etc., by comparing the proposal to specific criteria or standards.
Create: Put parts or elements together in such a way as to reveal a pattern or structure not clearly there before; identify which data or information from a complex set is appropriate to examine further or from which supported conclusions can be drawn.