SECTION 1: Introduction A general overview of Lean and Six Sigma concepts including some generic tools that can be used for finding, prioritizing, and managing Lean and Six Sigma projects and initiatives. 

1. StatStuff Orientation (What is StatStuff?) 


2. Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma 


3. Lean and Six Sigma Project Methodologies 


4. Corporate CTQ Drilldown 


5. Project Financial Benefits 


6. Prioritization Using a QFD Tool 


7. Project PreAssessment Using a Min/Max Analysis 


8. Key Roles in a Lean or Six Sigma Project 


9. Developing a Project Strategy Using IPOFAT Tool 


10. Building a Project Storyboard 


11. Analysis of Behavior & Cognition (ABC) Model 


12. Change Acceleration Process (CAP) Model 

SECTION 2: Lean Tools and Concepts A mix of the most common Lean tools and concepts that are more specifically applied for improving process efficiencies. 

1. Introduction to Lean 


2. System Flow Methods 


3. Kanban Systems 


4. Value Added 


5. 7 Deadly Wastes 


6. 5S Program 


7. Work in Process (WIP) 


8. Poka Yoke 


9. Spaghetti Diagram 


10. First Time Yield (FTY) and Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY) 


11. Takt Time 


12. Value Stream Maps (VSM) 


13. Adapting Lean to Six Sigma DMAIC Flow 


14. Leading a Lean Workout (Kaizen Event) 

SECTION 3: Six Sigma Overview A general overview of tools and concepts that apply to Six Sigma projects, especially those using the DMAIC methodology. 

1. Problem Resolution using DMAIC 


2. Risk Analysis: The Reason We Use Statistics 


3. Overview of Statistical Terms and Concepts 


4. Transfer Function 


5. The DMAIC Roadmap (Levels 1 & 2) 

SECTION 4: Six Sigma Define Phase Tools and Concepts The most common tools and concepts that pertain to the Define phase of the DMAIC methodology of Six Sigma which is intended to help us understand the problem we're trying to solve. 

1. Define Phase Roadmap (Level 3) 


2. Building a Problem Statement 


3. Defining a Project Scope 


4. Building a Project Team 


5. Building a SIPOC 


6. Building a Process Map 


7. Compiling Operational Definitions 


8. Setting Project Milestones 


9. Building a Project Charter 

SECTION 5: Six Sigma Measure Phase Tools and Concepts The most common tools and concepts that pertain to the Measure phase of the DMAIC methodology of Six Sigma which is intended to help us ensure we're gathering reliable data for the problem we're trying to solve. 

1. Measure Phase Roadmap (Level 3) 


2. The Necessity of the Measure Phase 


3. Different Sources of Data 


4. Data Configuration for Analysis 


5. Advanced Excel Features 


6. Population vs. Sample Data 


7. Data Types 


8. Distributions: Overview 


9. Distributions: Normal 


10. Distributions: NonNormal 


11. Central Tendency 


12. Spread 


13. Comparing Distributions and Using the Graphical Summary 


14. Variation Causes (Common vs. Special) 


15. Statistical Process Control (SPC) 


16. Testing for Special Cause Variation 


17. Variation Over Time (Short/Long Term Data) 


18. Rational SubGrouping 


19. Calculating a Sample Size 


20. Defining the Project Y 


21. Defining the VOC and Defects 


22. Identify Root Causes – DCP Overview 


23. Identify Root Causes – C&E Diagram 


24. Identify Root Causes – 5 Whys 


25. Identify Root Causes – Combining the C&E Diagram and 5 Whys 


26. Identify Root Causes – C&E Matrix 


27. Identify Root Causes – Building the DCP 


28. MSA – Overview 


29. MSA – Planning & Conducting the MSA 


30. MSA – Attribute ARR Test 


31. MSA – Gage R&R Test 


32. MSA – Improving the Measurement System 

SECTION 6: Six Sigma Analyze Phase Tools and Concepts The most common tools and concepts that pertain to the Analyze phase of the DMAIC methodology of Six Sigma which is intended to help us apply analytical tests on the collected data for finding the root cause of the problem we're trying to solve. 

1. Analyze Phase Roadmap (Level 3) 


2. Descriptive Statistics 


3. Process Capability: Overview 


4. Process Capability: Steps 1 to 3 


5. Process Capability: Step 4 (Normal Distributions) 


6. Process Capability: Step 5 (NonNormal Distributions) 


7. Process Capability: Step 6 (Binomial) 


8. Defining Performance Objectives 


9. Hypothesis Testing: Overview 


10. Hypothesis Testing: Formal and Informal SubProcesses 


11. Hypothesis Testing: Statistical Laws and Confidence Intervals 


12. Hypothesis Testing: Finding the Right Statistical Test 


13. Hypothesis Testing: Proportions (Compare 1:Standard) 


14. Hypothesis Testing: Proportions (Compare 1:1) 


15. Hypothesis Testing: Proportions (Compare 2+ Factors) 


16. Hypothesis Testing: Central Tendency – Normal (Compare 1:Standard) 


17. Hypothesis Testing: Central Tendency – Normal (Compare 1:1) 


18. Hypothesis Testing: Central Tendency – Normal (Compare 2+ Factors) 


19. Hypothesis Testing: Central Tendency – NonNormal (Nonparametric Overview) 


20. Hypothesis Testing: Central Tendency – NonNormal (Compare 1:Standard) 


21. Hypothesis Testing: Central Tendency – NonNormal (Compare 1:1) 


22. Hypothesis Testing: Central Tendency – NonNormal (Compare 2+ Factors) 


23. Hypothesis Testing: Spread (Compare 1:Standard) 


24. Hypothesis Testing: Spread (Compare 1:1) 


25. Hypothesis Testing: Spread (Compare 2+ Factors) 


26. Hypothesis Testing: Relationships (Overview) 


27. Hypothesis Testing: Relationships (Compare 1:1) 


28. Hypothesis Testing: Relationships (Compare 2+ Factors) 

SECTION 7: Six Sigma Improve Phase Tools and Concepts The most common tools and concepts that pertain to the Improve phase of the DMAIC methodology of Six Sigma which is intended to help us find and pilot what improvements will fix the root cause of the problem we're trying to solve. 

1. Improve Phase Roadmap (Level 3) 


2. Compiling Analysis Results 


3. Testing for Multicollinearity 


4. Brainstorm & Prioritize Solutions with a Workout 


5. Brainstorm Solutions with an Affinity Diagram 


6. Prioritize Solutions with an Impact Matrix 


7. Risk Assessment with a FMEA Tool 


8. Piloting Solutions: The Process 


9. Piloting Solutions: Build the Pilot Plan 

SECTION 8: Six Sigma Control Phase Tools and Concepts The most common tools and concepts that pertain to the Control phase of the DMAIC methodology of Six Sigma which is intended to help us sustain the improvements that fixed the root cause of the problem we're trying to solve. 

1. Control Phase Roadmap (Level 3) 


2. Building a Scorecard 


3. Control Charts: Finding the Right Control Chart 


4. Control Charts: IMR Chart 


5. Control Charts: XbarS Chart 


6. Control Charts: P Chart 


7. Control Charts: U Chart 


8. Control Charts: Recalculating Control Limits 


9. Building a Control Plan 


10. Documenting a New Process with SOPs 


11. Closing a Project 


12. Getting Feedback with a Plus/Delta Tool 
