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Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich)

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt: Quantitative Tools for Quality and Productivity

Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) via edX Professional Certificate


Learn how to drive quality and productivity programs by mastering the powerful analytical and management tools of the Six Sigma methodology and the revolutionary concepts of Lean Management.

Six Sigma and Lean enable organizations to measure and analyze production processes, to eliminate waste and to evolve their management structures in order to motivate employees and improve quality and productivity.

The series of courses is provided in collaboration with the TUM School of Management Executive Education Center and the Chair of Production and Supply Chain Management.

In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn the fundamentals of the Six Sigma methodology and Lean Manufacturing. You will learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process improvement cycle and examine how the principles of Lean production improve quality and productivity and enable organizational transformation.

You will be challenged to learn both the quantitative and qualitative methods associated with Six Sigma and Lean, including:

  • problem definition;
  • baseline performance measurement and process capability;
  • measurement system analysis;
  • root cause analysis;
  • regression and correlation;
  • design of experiments;
  • control charts implementation.

Both descriptive and inferential statistics will be applied and all concepts are exercised using online problems and interactive exercises and case studies.

A TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate will help you advance your career, increase your salary earnings and improve your organization through your mastery of quality skills.

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will earn the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate, confirming mastery of Lean Six Sigma theory to a Green Belt level. The Six Sigma material is based on the American Society for Quality Six Sigma Body of Knowledge up to a Green Belt level. The Lean Production course material is based on the TUM School of Management’s course in Lean Operations

The Professional Certificate program is designed as preparation for a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification project. If you are interested in obtaining both the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt certificates, please go to our Six Sigma: Green Belt Certification Project.

This TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt Certification will help you advance your career, increase your salary earnings and improve your organisation through the mastery and application of productivity and quality skills.

NOTE: In order to achieve the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate it is MANDATORY to complete all 3 courses mentioned below, pursuing all 3 Verified Certificates. Then, automatically, you will earn the Professional Certificate. Courses can be taken in any order, but since Six Sigma: Analyze, Improve, Control builds on the material learned in Six Sigma: Define and Measure, we recommend you to take Define and Measure first.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Six Sigma: Define and Measure

An introduction to the Six Sigma methodology and the DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the Define and Measure phases, including basic statistics for understanding sampling plans and calculating process capability.

Course 2: Six Sigma: Analyze, Improve, Control

Learn how to statistically analyze process data to determine the root cause and propose solutions for process problems, to implement quality management tools, such as 8D and the 5 Whys, and to understand the concept of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS).

Course 3: Lean Production

Learn how to apply key elements of Lean Production, from minimizing inventory and reducing setup times, to using 5S and Kaizen, in order to improve quality and productivity in your workplace.


Taught by

Martin Grunow and Holly Ott


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  • Excellent certification program, the first two course are about six sigma and the last one about lean thinking. The first and second ones are the hardest courses which require dedication to complete.

    This program motivated me to learn more about statistics and data analytics.
  • I have learned how to use techniques and tools use for problem solving and also to eliminate production waste(Transportation. Inventory, Motion, Waiting, Over production, Over processing and Defects.) to achieve consistent productivity and quality.
  • Anonymous
    My name is Yogesh Rane and have complted course in 6 weeks.

    The course content helps me to understand concept and application of same in daily processes at work.

    The interactive content was helpful in understanding the context in extreme scenarios.

  • S. Retif
    This extensive 3 module Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course is worth the investment for all engineers, either you work in construction, bio-tech, ICT, automotive or aerospace industry. This course is definitely one of the best technical MOOC course I…
    My name is Fjorentina Manaj-Kuci. I was working for an industry in Greece, Arapos-Heracles S.A. - VELER and I see how much valuable this course is for someone who works in the Quality & Production Department orking. My work was relevant to process o…
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    Vivek Bakori
    My name is vivek Bakori. I am chemical Technology student. I enrolled for 1st course of this specialization and while completing Define and measure(1st course), my curiosity to learn the six sigma tools and concepts is highly increased. Lean Six sigma concepts are easily applicable in any field and it improves productivity and quality of any product/service. I thanked professor holly ott to teach the concept very informatively and clearly. She is very helpful to solve any doubt in Discussion place. I am very happy that I am part of this fabulous course. I also thanked visiting facultie from this specialised course.
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    Renate Monika Birgmayer
    These are 3 very valuable courses, which I can highly recommend.

    The topics are broad, many examples from various fields and also many opportunities to stay in touch with collegues or to pose questions to the staff. They are answered within appropriate time.

    Moreover, Holly Ott is a very friendly and experienced person who conveys her interest in giving helpful and lively lessons.

    I am very thankful/grateful for this joyful opportunity of learning.

  • Anonymous
    All the course material was well planned and organized for learners. Thank you Professor Holly and TUM School of Management Team.
  • Anonymous
    Happy to had the opportunity to learn usefull skills in a very short time. Thanks, that was effective!

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