After successful completion of this program, participants will be certified as Six Sigma Green Belts. The participants will be able to form and facilitate Six Sigma teams and manage basic Six Sigma projects. They will also be able to implement tools, techniques and practices to achieve cost reductions and quality improvement within their organization.
Who should attend
- Project managers
- Team leaders
- Programmers/Systems analysts
- Team members who will participate in improvement projects
- Candidates seeking to continue for the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Six Sigma Green Belt Training
- At the end of this session, participants will be certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt
- Attended by team members who will participate in improvement projects, and by candidates seeking to continue for the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
- Candidates must have basic math and problem solving skills. Some formal education in statistics and probability is desirable.
- 40 hours of instructor-led classroom training plus successful completion of an improvement project that demonstrates the ability to apply the tools and techniques covered in the training course.
- The textbook for this course is entitled The Six Sigma Way Team Fieldbook: An Implementation Guide for Process Improvement Teams by Peter S. Pande, Robert P. Nueman and Roland R. Cavanagh. The book is included in the price of the course.
Role of the Green Belt
- Form and facilitate Six Sigma teams
- Manage basic Six Sigma projects
- Assist Black Belts in data collection and analysis and process mapping
- Implement tools, techniques and practices to achieve cost reduction and quality improvement
Six Sigma Green Belt Curriculum
Software and Computer Requirements
Statistical software (i.e. MINITAB) will not be used or taught in the Green Belt program. Examples of the use of Excel will be given in those instances where it can be used to produce charts, graphs or statistical analysis.
Our curriculum is aligned with the recommendations of both the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the International Society of Six Sigma Professionals (ISSSP), and seamlessly integrates Six Sigma, Project Management, and Lean Enterprise improvement methodologies. The course will focus on service and information systems/information technology business processes as well as manufacturing processes, and examples from both types of businesses will be included.
The Project Management portions of the course are aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – Third Edition (PMBOK) as published by the Project Management Institute. The course will stress the connection between project management and Six Sigma, and how project managers can and will be more successful when using the Six Sigma approach and Six Sigma tools and techniques.
The Green Belt program consists of 30 lessons, and each lesson has an assignment, deliverable or quiz associated with it. Successful completion of the course assignments along with a grade of 70% or better on the final examination will result in your certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt. The lesson titles are:
- Introductions and Getting Started
- What Is Six Sigma?
- Y = f(X)
- Benefits and Impact of Six Sigma
- Critical to Quality Characteristics
- Common Cause and Special Cause Variation
- Process Capability
- Overview of Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints
- Six Sigma Infrastructure Roles and Responsibilities
- Selecting Six Sigma Projects
- The Project Charter
- Elements of a Project Plan
- Identifying Customers and Stakeholders
- Defining Customer Needs
- Basic Measurement Concepts
- Data Collection Techniques
- Establishing Baseline Performance
- Descriptive Statistics and Probability
- The Histogram
- The Pareto Chart
- The Run Chart
- Root Cause Analysis
- The Perfect Business Process
- The Scatter Diagram
- Generating Alternative Solutions
- Synthesizing Solutions
- Source Inspection and Mistake Proofing
- Selecting a Solution
- Standardized Work Instructions
- The Process Management Plan and Project Closure