This course teaches you the DMAIC (define-measure-analyze-improve-control) methodology using examples from across industries. You will learn to define improvement projects, serve on Black Belt teams or lead Green Belt teams in process improvement projects to satisfy the voice of the customer and reduce variation.
This Green Belt training teaches and prepares individuals to implement the principles, practices, and techniques of Lean Six Sigma in a support capacity on a Black Belt project team. Green Belts are traditionally Lead process stakeholders and may also be assigned specific process-level improvement projects to conduct on their own—projects that normally do not require the statistical rigor demonstrated by a Black Belt. Participants may be learning alongside those who will be continuing to Black Belt training ensuring consistent learning between both belts. In the virtual setting there will be frequent breakouts sessions as well as some independent work outside of the virtual classroom. This course will use Minitab statistical software. Each participant is required to have their own current version of Minitab statistical software.
- CEU Hours: 0
- Length: 67 Hours
- ASQ RU: 6.7
- Audience: Practitioner, Professional
- Provider: ASQ
- Function as a ‘tools application’ member of a Six Sigma project team
- Lead and execute process-level improvement projects
- Collect process data and develop process maps
- Develop statistical hypotheses using simple statistical tools
- Design simple experiments and/or implementation plans that help validate improvement options
- Apply problem solving and quantifiable tools to an improvement project you will bring to class on the first day
- Eliminate waste and defects by applying lean and Six Sigma principles
- Collect, analyze, and quantify data that enable process improvements
- Learn how to execute the Six Sigma methodology
- Work with process owners to ensure process gains are held
Prerequisites:See Details Tab for list of Prerequisites.
Who Should Attend:This course is designed for individuals from diverse organizational functions-operations, quality, logistics, finance, production, engineering and other staff functions. Participants are normally process owners or leaders and are well versed in technical aspects of their jobs and have worked on project teams.
- Overview and Foundation of Lean and Six Sigma
- Drivers and Metrics
- Theory of Constraints
- Customer Data
- Project Planning Tools
- Project Documentation
- Basic Lean Six Sigma Metrics
- Team Dynamics and Performance
- Overview of Measure
- Introduction to Minitab
- Process Mapping
- Cause and Effect Analysis
- Probability and Statistics
- Measurement Systems Analysis
- Data Collection and Summary
- Process Capability
- Analyze Phase Overview
- Hypothesis Testing
- Graphical Analysis
- Lean Analysis Tools
- Analyze Phase Transition
- Improve Overview
- Lean Improvement Tools
- Introduction to Design of Experiments
- DoE Golf Experiment
- Implementation and Validation Solutions
- Control Phase Overview
- Standard Work
- Control Charting
- Control Plans
- Control Phase Transition
Detailed Course DescriptionThe Six Sigma methodology is a systematic application that is focused on achieving significant financial results and increasing customer satisfaction. When properly deployed on carefully selected business projects, this methodology can lead to a significant reduction—and in many cases, elimination—of defects, process waste, and out-of-control processes, which translate into dramatic business gains.
Learned skills are practiced and applied through individual and team exercises, as well as to individual projects. Participants will be able to apply the concepts learned in the class to a business improvement project assigned to them by their management sponsor.
Green Belts provide value within the organization’s Lean Six Sigma framework in a variety of ways. They serve on Black Belt project teams to help collect and analyze data, develop process maps, assist the Black Belt in certain levels of statistical analysis, and develop experimental designs for a project. These activities serve to support and accelerate progress in every project—which helps to maximize the organization’s return on its investment and adds capacity to deliver even greater numbers of breakthrough improvement projects throughout the company.
Green Belts are also assigned specific improvement projects to conduct on their own; projects that would not require the statistical rigor demonstrated by the Black Belt. Green Belts conduct these projects within the scope of their normal daily roles.
FormatThis course is an instructor-led, virtual environment, conducted in multiple sessions. Please check the Show Class Schedule for specifics. Delivery will be via WebEx. Chrome and Edge browsers are recommended – Internet Explorer is not supported. The instruction is a blend of lecture, application, and individual and team-based exercises. Participant are required to have the latest version of Minitab statistical software.
MaterialsASQ courses provide online access to the digital course content for 365 days, beginning five days before the first day of your course. Extensions and/or refunds cannot be issued if the digital course content has been accessed. Latest versions of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge are recommended―Internet Explorer is not supported.
Each participant is required to have their own current version of Minitab statistical software. You can purchase this directly from Minitab
- A defined, management-approved business improvement project that provides a positive business impact to your organization of $10,000 - $50,000. The knowledge and skills learned in this training course will be applied to this project.
- Basic statistics is recommended. Basic college-level algebra will be helpful to understand statistical concepts is a minimum.
- Devote at least 25% of your time at your work environment to work on your project.
- Current version of Minitab Statistical Software is required and must be provided by the participant and loaded on their computer prior to the first day of class. You can purchase this directly from Minitab
After course registration, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not, please check your email junk, spam, or clutter folders. If the email is not there, please contact ASQ.
For virtual WebEx courses, you will receive another email 7 days prior to the start of class containing access information.
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- Audio speakers or headset
- High-speed internet connection
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WebEx – Virtual Course: Advance Preparation and Student Information
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If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
• Requests for cancellations/transfers/substitutions received at least 30 calendar days before the start of the course can receive a full refund/transfer/substitution.
• There are no refunds within 30 calendar days before the start of the course.
• Requests to transfer or substitute received between 29 and 10 calendar days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
• There are no transfers within 9 calendar days before the start of the course. Substitutes may be accepted if content has not been accessed by original registrant. Substitutions will incur a $150 processing fee.
• There are no refunds or substitutes if the content has been accessed.
• Enrolled students who fail to attend their registered course without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee. Substitutes will not be accepted after the course has begun.
• You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.
A web-based, live, classroom-like instructor led experience allowing attendees to interact without traveling. Course includes online access to materials for a limited time and up to three hard copy prints. Some courses include an electronic book – see course description for details.
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