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Green Belt Online Training
GoLeanSixSigma.com’s Green Belt Training is the most practical, cost-effective way for you, your team or your entire organization to learn and begin applying the concepts and tools of Lean Six Sigma.

It’s an online, in-depth course that enables learners to complete Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects from start to finish. Green Belts can deliver measurable, sustainable improvement by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes.

The following concepts and tools are covered in Green Belt Training. Learn more about our Online Green Belt Training. Download the PDF of the Green Belt Training Index here:

 

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Green Belt Table of Contents (v4.0 / 2019)

Introduction Phase

Green Belt Online Training Introduction  1.1
  Step: Overview of Lean Six Sigma 2.1
What Is Lean Six Sigma? 2.3
Where Did Lean Six Sigma Come From? 2.6
Why Do Organizations Use Lean Six Sigma? 2.7
Cost of Poor Quality 2.9
Connect With the Customer 2.12
Reduce Variation 2.13
Focus on the Process 2.14
Quantify the Dollar Impact 2.15
Engage the People 2.16
Step: 8 Wastes (DOWNTIME) – Template Available 3.1
Defects 3.8
Overproduction 3.8
Waiting 3.8
Non-Utilized Talent 3.8
Transportation 3.8
Inventory 3.8
Motion 3.8
Extra-Processing 3.8
Step: Lean Six Sigma Roles 4.1
White Belt 4.4
Yellow Belt 4.5
Green Belt 4.6
Black Belt 4.7
Master Black Belt 4.8
Champion/Sponsor 4.9
Process Owner 4.10
Team Roles and Project Roles – Template Available 4.11
Step: PDCA Overview 5.1
PDCA and Toyota’s 8-Step Problem-Solving Process 5.5
Step: DMAIC Overview 6.1
Project Types 6.3
DMAIC Methodology 6.5
DMAIC and PDCA 6.6
Step: Project Selection 7.1
Project Selection Guidelines – Template Available 7.3
Starting a Green Belt Project During Training 7.7
Introduction Phase Conclusion 8.1
Challenges 8.5
Green Belt Project Journey 8.6
Introduction Steps and Tools Recap 8.7
Tollgate Checklist – Template Available 8.8
Deliverables 8.9

 

Define Phase

Define the Problem, the Process and the Customer

Define Phase Introduction 1.1
Step: Create the Project Charter – Template Available 2.1
Business Case 2.5
Problem Statement 2.7
Goal Statement – Template Available 2.10
Scope – Template Available 2.13
Step: Interpret the Voice of the Customer 3.1
Module: Kano Analysis 3.17
Module: Affinity Analysis 3.23
Module: Tree Diagram – Template Available 3.27
Module: VOC Translation Matrix – Template Available 3.32
Step: Understand the Current State 4.1
Module: Process Walk (Gemba Walk) – Template Available 4.3
Module: Organizational Level Process Map 4.20
Module: SIPOC – Template Available 4.24
Module: Value Stream Map – Template Available 4.30
Module: Swimlane Map – Template Available 4.36
Module: Spaghetti Map – Template Available 4.42
Step: Develop Project Communication 5.1
Module: Communication Plan – Template Available 5.3
Module: A3 – Template Available 5.9
Module: Stakeholder Analysis – Template Available 5.17
Relationship Map – Template Available 5.21
Threats & Opportunities – Template Available 5.27
Module: Meeting Productivity – Template Available 5.32
Meeting Roles – Template Available 5.35
Ground Rules – Template Available 5.37
The RACI Matrix – Template Available 5.40
Team Dynamics – The Alignment Model – Template Available 5.44
Plus/Delta 5.47
Define Phase Conclusion 6.1
Challenges 6.5
Green Belt Project Journey 6.6
Steps and Tools Recap 6.7
Tollgate Checklist – Template Available 6.8
Deliverables 6.9

 

Measure Phase

Measure and Baseline the Problem

  Measure Phase Introduction 1.1
Step: Select Measures 2.1
Value Stream Definitions 2.8
Measuring Customer Demand (Takt Time) 2.10
Data Types 2.20
Continuous and Discrete Measures 2.21
Efficiency & Effectiveness – Template Available 2.27
Step: Plan for Data Collection 3.1
Data Collection Plan – Template Available 3.3
Module: Operational Definitions – Template Available 3.10
Module: Stratification 3.20
Module: Check Sheets – Template Available 3.24
Standard Event Occurrence Check Sheets 3.27
Classification Check Sheet 3.29
Frequency Plot Check Sheet 3.30
Traveller Check Sheet 3.31
Confirmation Check Sheet or Checklist 3.32
Concentration Diagram Check Sheet 3.33
Module: Sampling 3.38
Module: Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) 3.55
Step: Collect Baseline Data 4.1
Defects Per Unit (DPU) 4.7
Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO) 4.9
Sigma 4.11
Percent Defective 4.17
Final Yield 4.19
Rolled Throughput Yield 4.20
Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) – Template Available 4.24
Measure Phase Conclusion 5.1
Challenges 5.9
Green Belt Project Journey 5.10
Steps and Tools Recap 5.11
Tollgate Checklist – Template Available 5.12
Deliverables 5.13

 

Analyze Phase

Identify the Root Causes of Problems and Waste Within the Process

Analyze Phase Introduction 1.1
Step: Conduct Process Analysis 2.1
Rework Loops 2.4
Redundancies 2.6
Bottlenecks 2.8
Inspections & Decisions 2.10
Handoffs 2.12
Module: Value Analysis 2.17
Value-Added Flow Analysis – Template Available 2.22
Module: Value Stream Map (VSM) Analysis – Template Available 2.27
Step: Conduct Data Analysis 3.1
Module: Histogram 3.4
Module: Pie and Bar Charts 3.18
Module: Pareto Chart 3.21
Module: Run Chart 3.27
Module: Box Plot 3.31
Step: Brainstorm Root Causes 4.1
Module: Affinity Analysis 4.3
Module: The 5 Whys & The Fishbone Diagram 4.7
Fishbone Diagram – Template Available 4.9
5 Whys – Template Available 4.13
Step: Develop Root Cause Hypotheses 5.1
Step: Validate Root Cause Hypotheses 6.1
Verification by Observation 6.4
Verification by Listening 6.5
Confirming Hypotheses With Data 6.8
Hypothesis Testing Tools 6.10
Scatter Plot 6.11
Step: Analyze Phase Conclusion 7.1
Challenges 7.6
Green Belt Project Journey 7.7
Steps and Tools Recap 7.8
Tollgate Checklist – Template Available 7.9
Deliverables 7.10

 

Improve Phase

Implement and Verify Solutions to Address Root Cause

  Improve Phase Introduction 1.1
Step: Craft Solutions 2.1
Module: Team Member Review 2.3
Module: Brainstorm Solutions 2.6
Analogy 2.12
Anti-Solution 2.13
Brain-Writing 2.14
Channeling 2.15
Module: Lean Improvement Principles 2.18
Module: Single-Piece Flow & Batch Reduction 2.26
Module: Changeover Reduction 2.33
Module: Work Cell Design 2.44
Module: Workload Balancing & Demand Leveling 2.55
Module: Cross-Training & Parallel Processing Template Available 2.60
Module: Kanban & Supermarkets 2.68
Module: Standard Work – Template Available 2.84
Module: 5S – Template Available 2.96
1: Sort 2.102
2: Set In Order 2.106
3: Shine 2.110
4: Standardize 2.114
5: Sustain 2.115
Module: Future State Map 2.120
Step: Filter Solutions 3.1
Module: Impact Effort Matrix – Template Available 3.4
Module: Weighted Criteria Matrix – Template Available 3.10
Module: Solution Selection Matrix – Template Available 3.17
Step: Conduct Risk Management 4.1
Module: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) – Template Available 4.4
Module: Mistake-Proofing (Poka-yoke) 4.22
Module: Visual Management – Template Available 4.30
Andon 4.37
Kanban Boards 4.38
Task Boards 4.39
Step: Determine Solution Approach 5.1
Module: Rapid Improvement Event (Kaizen) 5.5
Module: Pilot the Solution – Template Available 5.10
Module: Multi-Phase Implementation 5.16
Module: Full Scale Rollout 5.21
Improve Phase Conclusion 6.1
Challenges 6.10
Green Belt Project Journey 6.11
Steps and Tools Recap 6.12
Tollgate Checklist – Template Available 6.13
Improve Phase 6.14

 

Control Phase

Maintain the Gains

  Control Phase Introduction 1.1
Step: Create Monitoring Plans – Template Available 2.1
Module: Control Charts – Template Available 2.11
Step: Develop Response Plans – Template Available 3.1
  Step: Document the Project 4.1
Project Storyboard – Template Available 4.4
Executive Summary – Template Available 4.6
New Procedure Audit – Template Available 4.12
Project Closure – Template Available 4.14
Step: Pursue Perfection 5.1
Innovation Transfer – Template Available 5.3
Waste Walk 5.10
Control Phase Conclusion 6.1
Challenges 6.5
Green Belt Project Journey 6.6
Steps and Tools Recap 6.7
Tollgate Checklist – Template Available 6.8
Deliverables 6.9
Overview of Black Belt Training & Certification 7.3

 

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