SS513: Six Sigma Fundamentals

Certificate Track: Process Improvement

Since its adoption in 1986, Six Sigma methodology has helped companies achieve cost savings of millions of dollars per year. The approach has been so successful that it has expanded beyond manufacturing companies into other industries, such as consumer goods, government, military, nonprofits, healthcare, IT, banking, and energy.

At the heart of the approach is the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) improvement model, which provides a structured and disciplined framework to solve complex and challenging problems within an organization. As problems are resolved, less time is wasted, which frees up employees to take on more work, saving the company money. Six Sigma helps organizations transition from "fire fighting" in response to the process outcomes to proactively monitoring and controlling the process inputs.
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How You Benefit
Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge to:

  • Understand how Six Sigma applies to their own work and within their organization.
  • Explain Six Sigma concepts and where the tools fit within the DMAIC model.
  • Understand key success criteria for implementing Six Sigma in their organization.

Cost: $649
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Instructor: Brion Hurley
Brion HurleyBrion Hurley is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at Business Performance Improvement. He teaches Lean and Six Sigma classes, facilitates workshops and events, performs statistical analysis, and mentors employees through improvement efforts. Prior to BPI, he spent 18 years at Rockwell Collins as a Lean Six Sigma consultant. He also led corporate sustainability teams to reduce electricity usage and solid waste, and helped people connect process improvement concepts with sustainability. He is focused on teaching Lean and Six Sigma concepts to sustainable businesses in the Pacific Northwest to help them reduce their impact on the environment. He has degrees in Statistics, Quality Management, and Environmental Sustainability. He volunteers his time with Lean Portland as the Community Consultant Lead, managing and leading multiple nonprofit improvement projects. He is also the author of “Lean Six Sigma for Good: How Improvement Experts Can Help People in Need, and Help Improve the Environment” and is currently the President of the nonprofit Recycling Advocates.


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Courses can be taken individually or can be applied to a certificate within a three-year limit. Courses completed outside of the three-year limit will need to be retaken to qualify for certificate completion.