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.

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

Dates and locations to be announced.


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