ARC’s two-stage approach provides course participants first with an insight into the topic and the basic techniques related to the Six Sigma process-output quality-improvement strategy. At the same time, the curriculum demonstrates the improvement successes regarding the audit process that are achievable by employing Six Sigma tools. Thus, course participants receive a clear presentation of the relationships between Six Sigma and the company strategy as well as general quality-management systems.
Already subsequent to the first module, course participants are capable of producing improved audit results within the framework of process audits. Their analytic capabilities are enhanced through interaction with Six Sigma’s standard tools. Upon successful course completion, participants can contemplate the most timely process-analysis topics on equal terms with other risk-oriented administrative departments.
Directly subsequent to the second module, course participants are capable of employing Six Sigma tools with regard to audit processes and in connection with the classic DMAIC procedure. The DMAIC improvement process refers to a data-driven improvement cycle used for improving, optimizing and stabilizing business processes and designs. The DMAIC acronym is an abbreviation of the five improvement steps involved: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control.
Participants’ knowledge regarding the interconnectivity of “critical-to-risk” (CTR) factors enables them to contribute significant impulses within the audit-reporting framework. These impulses apply to corporate management and its examination of business and risk strategy in connection with the risk viability of individual segments within the company.
Upon completion of this course, participants understand Six Sigma audit methodology as a performance-capable instrument for the process- and system-oriented examination of audit objects with regard to their economic efficiency and conformity with applicable standards. Participants also are capable of interconnecting Six Sigma audit techniques with other standard management instruments and thus derive strategic audit initiatives within their respective audit landscape.