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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 (3.1 / 2017)

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 2.10
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 4.9
Team Roles and Project Roles – Template Available 4.10
Step: DMAIC Overview 5.1
Project Types 5.3
DMAIC Methodology 5.5
Step: Project Selection 6.1
Project Selection Guidelines – Template Available 6.1
Introduction Phase Conclusion 7.1
Challenges 7.5
Green Belt Project Journey 7.6
Introduction 7.7
Tollgate Checklist – Template Available 7.8
Deliverables 7.9

 

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 3.27
Module: VOC Translation Matrix – Template Available 3.32
Step: Understand the Current State 4.1
Module: Process Walk (Gemba Walk) – Template Available 4.6
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 4.40
Step: Develop Project Communication 5.1
Module: Communication Plan – Template Available 5.3
Module: A3 – Template Available 5.9
Module: Stakeholder Analysis – Template Available 5.15
Relationship Map – Template Available 5.19
Module: Meeting Productivity 5.31
Meeting Roles – Template Available 5.35
Ground Rules 5.36
The RACI Matrix – Template Available 5.40
Team Dynamics – The Alignment Model – Template Available 5.43
Plus/Delta 5.46
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) 2.13
Data Types 2.20
Continuous and Discrete Measures 2.21
Efficiency & Effectiveness – Template Available 2.26
Step: Plan for Data Collection 3.1
Data Collection Plan – Template Available 3.4
Module: Operational Definitions – Template Available 3.9
Module: Stratification 3.18
Module: Check Sheets – Template Available 3.22
Standard Event Occurrence Check Sheets 3.25
Classification Check Sheet 3.27
Frequency Plot Check Sheet 3.28
Traveller Check Sheet 3.29
Confirmation Check Sheet or Checklist 3.30
Concentration Diagram Check Sheet 3.31
Module: Sampling 3.36
Module: Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) 3.53
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
Measure Phase Conclusion 5.3
Challenges 5.7
Green Belt Project Journey 5.8
Steps and Tools Recap 5.9
Tollgate Checklist – Template Available 5.10
Deliverables 5.11

 

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 2.9
Inspections & Decisions 2.10
Handoffs 2.12
Module: Value Analysis 2.17
Value-Added Flow Analysis – Template Available 2.13
Module: Value Stream Map (VSM) Analysis – Template Available 2.26
Step: Conduct Data Analysis 3.1
Module: Histogram 3.4
Basic Statistics 3.4
Module: Pie and Bar Charts 3.18
Module: Pareto Chart 3.21
Module: Run Chart 3.26
Module: Box Plot 3.33
Step: Brainstorm Root Causes 4.1
Module: Affinity Analysis 4.3
Module: The Five Whys & The Fishbone Diagram 4.7
Fishbone Diagram – Template Available 4.9
5 Whys – Template Available 4.13
Step: Develop Root Cause Hypothesis 5.1
Root Cause Hypothesis – Template Available 5.6
Step: Validate Root Cause Hypothesis 6.1
Verification by Observation 6.4
Verification by Listening 6.5
Confirming Hypotheses With Data 6.6
Logical Cause Testing 6.15
Hypothesis Testing Tools 6.16
Scatter Plot 6.17
Step: Analyze Phase Conclusion 7.1
Challenges 7.5
Green Belt Project Journey 7.6
Steps and Tools Recap 7.7
Tollgate Checklist – Template Available 7.8
Deliverables 7.9

 

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 2.45
Module: Workload Balancing & Demand Leveling 2.56
Module: Cross-Training & Parallel Processing Template Available 2.61
Module: Kanban & Supermarkets 2.68
Module: Standard Work 2.85
Module: Visual Management & 5S – Template Available 2.93
1: Sort 2.101
2: Set In Order 2.105
3: Shine 2.109
4: Standardize 2.111
5: Sustain 2.114
Module: Future State Map 2.119
Step: Filter Solutions 3.1
Module: Impact Effort Matrix – Template Available 3.4
Module: Weighted Criteria Matrix – Template Available 3.10
Step: Conduct Risk Management 4.1
Module: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) – Template Available 4.4
Module: Mistake-Proofing (Poka Yoke) 4.22
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 6.8
Green Belt Project Journey 6.9
Steps and Tools Recap 6.10
Tollgate Checklist – Template Available 6.11
Improve Phase 6.12

 

Control Phase

Maintain the Gains

  Control Phase Introduction 1.1
Step: Create Monitoring Plans – Template Available 2.1
Module: Control Charts 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
Step: Pursue Perfection 5.1
Innovation Transfer – Template Available 5.3
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 7.4

 

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