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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training & Certification will enable you to easily complete successful projects by building your problem-solving muscles.
This engaging course draws on 25 years of success helping the world’s leading organizations create happier customers and save millions of dollars.
- Prerequisite: None
- $699 (includes Training & Certification)
- 32 hours, self-paced, completely online, 1 year of access
- Accessible on computers, tablets and smartphones
- Globally recognized (32 PDUs / 4 CEUs)
Green Belt Training will enable you to:
- Select the right projects
- Define the problem that needs to be solved
- Measure the current problem and baseline the process
- Analyze the process and identify the cause of the problem
- Improve the process by implementing and verifying the best solution
- Control the new process by maintaining the solution
Green Belt Certification includes:
- Exam: 130 multiple choice questions (unlimited re-takes)
- PDF Certificate to add to your LinkedIn profile
- Membership to our Green Belt Certified Group on LinkedIn
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- The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit: A Surprisingly Simple Guide to Your Lean Six Sigma Journey ($29 value)
- The Ultimate Lean Six Sigma Template Toolkit: 100+ Lean Six Sigma Tools, Templates & Examples ($29 value)
- Go-Getters Guide to DMAIC ($14 value)
- Super Simple Lean Six Sigma Glossary ($12 value)
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Green Belt Course Timing Breakdown
Below is a breakdown of the course and estimated time required to complete each section. You may complete the course at your own pace within 1 year.
No pre-requisites are required for the Green Belt Training.
|Introduction||Define Lean Six Sigma and where it came from, the 8 Wastes, the Roles of Lean Six Sigma and how to effectively select projects||2 hours|
|Define||Define the problem, the process and the customer||5 hours|
|Measure||Measure and baseline the current process||6 hours|
|Analyze||Identify the root causes of problems and waste within the process||7 hours|
|Improve||Implement and verify solutions to address root causes||5 hours|
|Control||Maintain the gains||3 hours|
|Exam||Separated into 6 sections||4 hours|
|Total Estimated Time to Complete||32 hours|
Green Belt Course Learning Objectives:
After completing Green Belt Training you will be able to:
- Define what Lean Six Sigma is, where it came from and why organizations benefit from it
- List and describe the Lean Six Sigma Roles
- List and define each of the 8 Wastes
- Describe how to find and select a worthwhile Lean Six Sigma Project
- Summarize the Lean Six Sigma Improvement method known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve
- and Control)
- Describe how to create a project charter, gather the voice of the customer and build a high-level map of the process
- Describe how to select measures, plan for data collection and collect baseline data about a process
- Describe how to conduct process analysis, conduct data analysis and then brainstorm and validate root causes of process problems
- Describe how to craft, filter and determine solutions to process problems and then mitigate the risks of process change
- Describe how to create monitoring plans, develop response plans and document the project
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Improvements to Green Belt Training for 2017
- New content, tools and techniques covered in each DMAIC Phase to build even bigger problem-solving muscles
- Added guidance for completing a successful improvement project during online training to promote practical application of Green Belt concepts and tools
- Expanded Bahama Bistro case study with new examples and guidance for each Phase of DMAIC
- New and upgraded templates that are even easier to use with examples of how to use each one
- Enhanced Q&A with detailed feedback – learn from your mistakes and improve your subject matter recall
- New tests for comprehension at the conclusion of each DMAIC Phase to ensure understanding of content and retention of knowledge
- Just-In-Time exam option: Choose to take exam segments at the conclusion of each Phase to reinforce most recent learnings, improve recall and promote retention
- New and upgraded graphics and animation
- New comprehensive index lets you quickly locate any term, tool or template
- Better jokes, tastier food and more fun at Bahama Bistro!
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course Outline
The following concepts and tools are covered in Green Belt Training. Download the PDF of the Green Belt Training Index here:
Green Belt Table of Contents (3.1 / 2017)
|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|
|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|
|Step: Lean Six Sigma Roles||4.1|
|Master Black Belt||4.8|
|Team Roles and Project Roles – Template Available||4.10|
|Step: DMAIC Overview||5.1|
|Step: Project Selection||6.1|
|Project Selection Guidelines – Template Available||6.1|
|Introduction Phase Conclusion||7.1|
|Green Belt Project Journey||7.6|
|Tollgate Checklist – Template Available||7.8|
Define the Problem, the Process and the Customer
|Define Phase Introduction||1.1|
|Step: Create the Project Charter – Template Available||2.1|
|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|
|The RACI Matrix – Template Available||5.40|
|Team Dynamics – The Alignment Model – Template Available||5.43|
|Define Phase Conclusion||6.1|
|Green Belt Project Journey||6.6|
|Steps and Tools Recap||6.7|
|Tollgate Checklist – Template Available||6.8|
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|
|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: 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: 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|
|Rolled Throughput Yield||4.20|
|Measure Phase Conclusion||5.3|
|Green Belt Project Journey||5.8|
|Steps and Tools Recap||5.9|
|Tollgate Checklist – Template Available||5.10|
Identify the Root Causes of Problems and Waste Within the Process
|Analyze Phase Introduction||1.1|
|Step: Conduct Process Analysis||2.1|
|Inspections & Decisions||2.10|
|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: 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|
|Step: Analyze Phase Conclusion||7.1|
|Green Belt Project Journey||7.6|
|Steps and Tools Recap||7.7|
|Tollgate Checklist – Template Available||7.8|
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|
|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|
|2: Set In Order||2.105|
|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|
|Green Belt Project Journey||6.9|
|Steps and Tools Recap||6.10|
|Tollgate Checklist – Template Available||6.11|
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|
|Green Belt Project Journey||6.6|
|Steps and Tools Recap||6.7|
|Tollgate Checklist – Template Available||6.8|
|Overview of Black Belt Training & Certification||7.4|
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The course we recommend is based on your goal. If your goal is to become a Green Belt or Black Belt, you can start with the Green Belt course right away since White Belt and Yellow Belt content is covered in this course. If your goal is to only become a Green Belt, then you can take the Green Belt course.
Are there any prerequisites required for Green Belt Training?
No. There are no prerequisites required for the Green Belt course.
Is there a project requirement for Green Belt Training & Certification?
There is no project requirement if you register for the Green Belt Training & Certification course through our site. This is because we walk you step-by-step through an interactive, practical example of a Lean Six Sigma project within it.
How long will Training take to complete?
Green Belt Training will take approximately 32 hours (4 days) to complete.
How long do I have access to Training?
Green Belt Training is accessible for one year after registration.
Can I access the Training via mobile device or tablet?
Yes! All of our courses are fully compatible with your tablets and mobile phones. This includes iOS, Android and Windows devices that support HTML5.
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Do you offer Group Pricing Discounts on Training & Certification?
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Do I have to pay again if I do not pass the Certification exam?
No, you do not have to pay again. We allow unlimited, immediate re-takes.
How long is Certification valid for?
Forever. Once you receive your Certification, you do not need to renew it.
How long is the Certification exam?
The Green Belt Certification exam is 130 questions and must be completed in 4 hours.
How many times can I take the Certification exam?
As many as needed! You have unlimited re-takes until your course access expires (one year after your registration date).
Is there a sample Green Belt exam?
Yes, the sample Green Belt exam can be found here: Green Belt Sample Exam
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Excellent course - detailed and informative. This course will help me to innovate and seek continuous improvement in my school.
I loved the training! Many things are described using real examples (Bahama bistro). As I myself work in insurance industry, I would have been grateful to get more examples from there where many things and processes sit in systems and usually we say - think about improvements outside systems. Also I was looking very much for more practical Kaizen example. But these are just some ideas what could be better - I loved the course in general! Looking forward black belt now 🙂
Good learning material and easy to follow along with, overall very straightfoward. The template download process could be easier, but I understand why they've done it this way.
Great tools. Excited about implementing them
Excellent resource! Easy to comprehend and very comprehensive!
Great tool, easy to use, very helpfull information.
Great thorough example to structure and illustrate the DMIAC concepts/methodology. I recommend it!!
Self paced and lots of information. Great class!
Excellent concept and very good training material! I am a Master BB and is using the online training for our new Green Belts in combination with classroom sessions where I can focus on statistics and Minitab exercises relevant for their projects. It saves us a lot of travels and works very well.
An in-depth and thorough review of Lean Six Sigma and the tools needed to begin implementing process improvement within my section, division and agency. Well worth the effort.