Lean Six Sigma is a pragmatic approach that emphasises the importance of focusing on delivering what the customer wants by utilising the skills and knowledge of the employees.
Improvement projects aim to reduce the cost of poor quality, increase process capability, minimise process cycle time and remove waste to deliver what the customer wants, ultimately resulting in increased customer satisfaction.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Practitioner provides the skills necessary to successfully complete DMAIC projects, including basic knowledge of planning, team problem-solving methods and improvement strategies.
The training combines lectures with interactive group exercises and hands-on work using examples related primarily to the services industry.
Please note: This course includes a refresher of the content encountered in the Yellow Belt course. It is therefore recommended that delegates who have attended the Yellow Belt course gain several months of practical experience before returning to complete this course.
If you have any queries about your projects following the course, or wish to submit your project for accreditation, please contact the Lean Six Sigma group via the email Leanaccreditation@qa.com
Conclusions and Next Steps
There is an exam at the end of the course. To achieve a Green Belt Certification, delegates are required to pass the Green Belt exam and to complete an improvement project demonstrating a use of appropriate tools, project results and business benefits.
QA reserves the right to improve the specification and format of its courses for the benefit of its customers without notice to the customer.
The main focus of this course is the application of Lean Six Sigma DMAIC methods to real life improvement projects within the delegate's own organisation. There are two anticipated entry points to this course:
N.B. It is not a requirement to attend the Yellow Belt training before you attend the Green Belt course.
Please refer to the notes regarding your Green belt project, see below:
Green Belt preparation – Whilst the Yellow Belt training is intended to provide an overview of the methodology sufficient to participate as Project Contributors and undertake small improvements, Green Belts are required to lead at least one project, as part of the certification requirements. For this reason delegates are expected to bring a potential Green Belt project with them to the course. Aspects of their project will be looked at during the course. Support will be provided during the course to help delegates determine the suitability of their Lean Six Sigma project.
Delegates are also expected to bring an idea of a potential improvement to the course.