Master the 7 QC tools for process improvement using MS Excel + Certification || 2 case studies included.

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Welcome to "Mastering the Seven Basic Quality Improvement Tools," a comprehensive course designed to equip you with the foundational knowledge and practical skills to solve quality-related problems using the seven basic quality tools proposed by Kaoru Ishikawa. These tools have stood the test of time, remaining relevant and effective for over 50 years. By leveraging modern computing power and Microsoft Excel, this course will teach you how to apply these tools in today's automated data collection environment.

What Are the Seven Basic Quality Tools?

The Seven Basic Quality Tools are fundamental instruments used to improve the quality of processes and products. These tools include:

  1. Cause and Effect Diagram (Fishbone Diagram)
  2. Check Sheet
  3. Control Chart
  4. Histogram
  5. Pareto Chart
  6. Scatter Diagram
  7. Flow Chart

These tools were introduced by Kaoru Ishikawa during the post-war industrial revolution to help workers and managers systematically identify, analyze, and resolve quality-related problems.

What Will You Learn?

This course offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to cover all aspects of the Seven Basic Quality Tools. Here’s what you will learn:

Seven Basic Quality Tools

  • Understand and Apply: Gain a deep understanding of each of the seven tools and learn to apply them effectively to solve more than 90% of quality-related problems.
  • Historical and Modern Application: Learn the historical significance of these tools and how they can be adapted to modern environments with automated data collection.

Excel Integration

  • Enhance Application: Use Microsoft Excel to enhance the application of these tools, taking their power to the next level.
  • Automated Data Collection: Transition from manual to automated data collection, leveraging the capabilities of Excel.

Practical Case Studies

  • Real-World Application: Apply the tools through practical case studies, understanding their use in real-world situations.
  • Problem-Solving: Learn to identify and solve actual quality issues within different contexts.

Who is This Course for?

This course is designed for a diverse audience, including:

  • Quality Engineers and Managers: Professionals responsible for maintaining and improving product and process quality.
  • Production Supervisors: Individuals overseeing operations who need to address and resolve quality issues efficiently.
  • Data Analysts: Analysts who need to ensure the accuracy and reliability of data used for quality control.
  • Students and Aspiring Quality Professionals: Individuals pursuing a career in quality management or looking to expand their knowledge in this area.
  • Anyone Interested in Quality Improvement: Individuals who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of quality tools to enhance their work environment.

What Should You Expect?

Upon completing this course, you can expect to:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the Seven Basic Quality Tools and their applications.
  • Develop the skills to use Microsoft Excel for implementing these tools.
  • Learn to analyze and solve quality-related problems through practical case studies.
  • Enhance your ability to use these tools to ensure consistent product and process quality.
  • Be well-prepared to apply these techniques in your organization and drive continuous improvement.

Course Structure:

This course includes video lectures, practical exercises, and case studies to reinforce learning and ensure a thorough grasp of the seven basic quality tools.

Detailed Topics Covered:

Section 1: Introduction to the Seven Basic Quality Tools

  • Historical Background: Learn about Kaoru Ishikawa and the post-war industrial revolution that led to the development of these tools.
  • Relevance Today: Understand why these tools are still relevant and how they have evolved with modern technology.

Section 2: Understanding and Applying Each Tool

  • Cause and Effect Diagram: Identify root causes of problems and organize them in a fishbone diagram.
  • Check Sheet: Collect and analyze data systematically, transitioning from manual to automated data collection with Excel.
  • Control Chart: Monitor process stability and control with control charts, ensuring consistent product quality.
  • Histogram: Visualize data distribution to identify patterns and variations.
  • Pareto Chart: Prioritize problems and identify the most significant factors affecting quality.
  • Scatter Diagram: Analyze relationships between variables to identify potential causes of quality issues.
  • Flow Chart: Map out processes to understand workflows and identify areas for improvement.

Section 3: Additional Tools

  • Run Chart: Track data over time to identify trends and shifts. Use run charts to monitor process performance and detect variations.
  • Stratification: Separate data to identify patterns within different categories. Learn how to stratify data to uncover hidden insights and improve decision-making.

Section 4: Practical Application Through Case Studies

  • Case Study 1: Analyze and solve a high repair rate problem in a painting job, focusing on rework and waste reduction. Apply the Seven Basic Quality Tools to identify root causes and implement effective solutions.
  • Case Study 2: Use Control Charts to ensure product dimensions meet required specifications, demonstrating process control and improvement. Learn how to monitor and improve process stability through real-world applications.


This course is accredited by the globally recognized The CPD Group (UK), which stands as a testament to the validity and acceptability of our educational offerings. The accreditation ensures that the training you receive meets rigorous standards for content quality and delivery effectiveness, enhancing its value and recognition within the professional community.

Obtain PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs

As part of your professional development, this course offers you the opportunity to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Professional Development Credits (PDCs) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Quality Gurus Inc. is proud to be an authorized training partner of PMI (#6034) and a SHRM Recertification Provider.


  • Earn PDUs: This course is approved by PMI and allows you to earn PDUs, which are essential for maintaining your PMI certifications such as PMP, CAPM, and others.
  • Updated PMI Talent Triangle: The PDUs you earn from this course align with the updated PMI Talent Triangle, which now focuses on:
    • Ways of Working: Formerly Technical Project Management, this side emphasizes the technical aspects of managing projects, including methodologies, tools, and techniques.
    • Power Skills: Formerly Leadership, these skills include communication, leadership, negotiation, and emotional intelligence.
    • Business Acumen: Formerly Strategic and Business Management, this side covers the understanding and application of business knowledge, including strategy, innovation, and market dynamics.
  • How to Claim: Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then claim your PDUs by logging into the PMI website and submitting the course details along with your certificate.


  • Earn PDCs: This course is approved by SHRM for Professional Development Credits, which are vital for maintaining your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications.
  • Categories of PDCs: The PDCs you earn will cover various aspects of human resource management, enhancing your skills and knowledge in this domain.
  • How to Claim: After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then submit this certificate through the SHRM certification portal to claim your PDCs.

Digital Certificate from Quality Gurus

  • No Additional Cost: Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost. This certificate serves as a testament to your knowledge and skills in quality management.
  • Recognition: The certificate is recognized by industry professionals and can be showcased on your LinkedIn profile, resume, or professional portfolio.
  • Easy Access: Your digital certificate will be easily accessible and can be downloaded from the Quality Gurus learning platform once you have completed all course requirements.

Call to Action

Are you ready to take your quality management skills to the next level? Enroll in our comprehensive "Mastering the Seven Basic Quality Improvement Tools" course today and gain the knowledge and practical tools you need to implement these powerful quality tools effectively. With expert instruction, a comprehensive curriculum, and practical applications, this course is designed to help you succeed. Plus, you’ll earn valuable PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs, and receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost.

Enroll Now and start your journey towards mastering the Seven Basic Quality Improvement Tools. Equip yourself with the skills to solve quality-related problems, enhance process efficiency, and deliver greater value to your customers. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your professional credentials and advance your career.

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