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  • Welcome!

    Meet Professor Charles Barber 

    Director of MBA Programs; Professor of Business Operations

    DTL, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA 2015

    MBA, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL 2013

    BA, Excelsior College, Albany, NY 2012

    Professional Experience     

               Dr. Charles Barber is a proven Human Resources (HR) and business professional with over 18 years of experience from operational to strategic levels of support. He is a U.S. Army veteran and specializes in process improvement and transformational leadership. He has provided support to a number of Department of Defense agencies supporting process improvement and transformation efforts. He spearheaded the overhaul of the Army's record brief and talent management framework supporting the largest Army Human Resources (HR) transformations in the last 30 years. He currently supports the Defense Logistics Agency and is responsible for providing HR and process improvement expertise for all military services and components supporting Department of Defense (DoD) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Charles has in-depth experience in strategic planning, organizational leadership and is a well-known expert in DoD Human Resources and Business applications. Dr. Barber is a certified Human Capital Strategist and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt professional. 

    The Course

       Yellow Belt Training is a great way for you, your team or your entire organization to learn the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma. This Lean Six Sigma training is a high-level overview that quickly and effectively builds awareness and covers the concepts and tools listed in the Course Outline below.

         This course will be offered monthly beginning on the 16th of each month.  The enrollment cut-off date will be the 10th of the month for that month's class.  After enrolling in the course the student will receive a User ID an password for the BGU website.  Students can log in to the BGU website to receive additional information about the course prior to the start date, and download a copy of the course syllabus.  Prior to the starting date for the course, students will receive a User ID and password for the MSI website where they can access the course content.  

         If you have any questions, please email Charles Barber at

    Course Outline:

    1.  Introduction
    2. History of Six Sigma
    3. Process Variances
    4. Other Process Improvement Methodologies
    5. Recognizing Improvement Opportunities
    6. Managing Quality
    7. Deciding to Start a Six Sigma Project
    8. Organizational Roles & Responsibilities
    9. DMAIC Method (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
    10. DMADV Variation (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design and Verify)
    11. Project Communication
    12. Supporting Delivery