Lean and Six Sigma Quality Management

Lean and Six Sigma Quality ManagementHours: 3 0 3

In addition to covering the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma, this course will equip students with other important tools and strategies to improve the performance of business processes. Students will practice solving business problems and improving processes through case studies, team exercises and simulations, self assessments, and guest lectures. Topics covered will include: overview of quality management; philosophies of quality management; project quality management; quality planning for inputs, tools and outputs; quality assurance, quality control mechanisms; statistical techniques for assessing quality; analysis of contract management systems; normal and premature project close out; six sigma improvement methodology and tools, lean manufacturing tools and approaches, dashboards and other business improvement techniques. Students will also gain an understanding of the strategic importance of business improvement, the need for fact based management, the significance of change management, and how to deploy these tools in different parts of the value chain.

Pre-requisites: NoneCo-requisites: None

Hours: XYZ where X = Lecture, Y = Lab, Z = Credit
All hours are per week.
3 Lab hours constitute 1 credit hour
1 credit hour implies 1 lecture of 50mins per academic week. 16 weeks in total.
Pre-Requisite courses are courses required to be completed before this course may be taken
Co-Requisite courses are courses required to be taken along with this course