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Six Sigma: A Practical Overview

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Six Sigma is successfully practiced throughout the chemical engineering industry for improvement, organization and problem-solving. In this course, you’ll learn how to apply the tools and methodologies of Six Sigma, Lean and Change Management in ways that are important to you as a chemical engineer in today’s world.

This course is about getting better at processes, roles, metrics and operations. You’ll learn how to drive change effectively and stay close to your stakeholders and customers. You’ll explore risk management and how to ensure your outcomes are achieved and supported by stakeholders. In addition, you’ll gain a better understanding of the people dynamics of teams and how to improve your team adoption efforts and team effectiveness.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to write a simplified project charter and high-level process map and use an effective process to develop a deeper understanding of root causes and their impact on a problem. You’ll also be equipped with risk management tools to predict and prevent failures and align better with stakeholders important to your project and career.


Janet Hammill

Janet Hammill is an employee of The Dow Chemical Company, a global diversified chemicals company. She is a graduate of the Carnegie-Mellon University Chemical Engineering Masters program with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. In her position as Organizational Effectiveness Leader and Master Black Belt (MBB) she has applied Six Sigma methodology to build roadmaps of process excellence and mentor performance improvement teams. She is currently providing Organizational Effectiveness support as an MBB for the Ras Tanura Integrated Project, a proposed joint venture between Dow and Saudi...Read more



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