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Six Sigma Black Belt Module I - Define and Measure


Learn process improvement strategies and mapping, basic statistics, control charts, data collection and more.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) methodology
  • Apply the appropriate strategy and statistical techniques to help eliminate mistakes, reduce processing times and decrease operating costs
  • Learn advanced control charting methods, hypothesis testing and correlation analysis

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Course Outline/Topics

  • Overview of process improvement strategies
  • Why Six Sigma?
  • The DMAIC roadmap
  • Roles of champions, Master Black Belts and Black Belts
  • Choosing a problem-pareto analysis
  • Process mapping-flowcharts
  • Data collection and sampling techniques
  • Basic statistics-location vs. variation
  • Control charts-variable and attribute
  • Control charts for short production runs
  • Subgroup statistics vs. process parameters
  • Rationale for the 1.5 sigma shift

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This program can be applied toward the:

"Dave, I appreciate your quick review and response on my black belt project. I enjoyed your class with its basis on real life problems and solutions rather than the tedious devotion to statistics that are readily available by computer program. I will recommend you and the UWM program in the future. Thanks "
Bill Bryar, Waukesha Electrical Systems

Tue.-Thu. Mar. 10-12, 2015
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Davis R. Bothe, Adjunct Faculty
CEUs: 2.0/PDHs: 20
Program No. 4830-7793
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For more information, contact:
Murali Vedula,, 414-227-3121
Marcia Gabriel,, 414-227-3378


Attendee Feedback

Dave Bothe describes the rationale behind statistical methods and brings them to life in a "sensible" manner.

"I learned to recognize out-of-control processes through statistical analysis."

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