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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.

This course can be applied to the Six Sigma Black Belt Training Certificate.


Davis Bothe

Dave received his undergraduate degree in applied math and physics in 1973 and an MBA (summa cum laude) in 1976, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he also worked as an instructor for courses in mathematics and business statistics. ... read 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

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



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

Date: Course available Sept 15-17

Location: Online

Instructor: Davis Bothe

Fee: $1,395

CEUs: 2.0

Enrollment Limit: 40

Program Number: 4820-12793

Note: This session will be offered live online with lecture and discussion from 8am-4:30pm. Logistical details will be provided to all registered participants.

Registration Deadline: Tue., Sept. 15

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