Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

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Learn the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma and how to apply it!

This is an on-line program which assumes no prior knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and teaches participants both the theory and the practice of the methodology.

What will you learn?

Lean Six Sigma is generally regarded as the best methodology for improving business processes. The techniques apply to anywhere in an organisation where a process is in operation. The process might be administrative, technical, production, transactional…you name it!

Lean Six Sigma helps people improve the performance of public, private and third sector organisations. It is used by countless businesses across the world to deliver better results.

This training will give you a practitioner level capability in the use of Lean Six Sigma. You will leave the course with sufficient understanding to apply the techniques in practice and demonstrate to others how this methodology is such an effective way of delivering better results.

This is a course for people who want to make a significant positive impact on their organisation and enjoy the satisfaction and recognition for their contribution.

What does this course deliver?

Training levels in Lean Six Sigma reflect the belt system in martial arts. Yellow Belt is the first practitioner level. From that foundation, people can progress to Green Belt and Black Belt.

DMAIC is an abbreviation of the 5-step process improvement method of Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control. This is an extremely well proven method for delivering improvement and is used extensively by organisations large and small across the world.

What's covered in this training course?

  • What is Lean Six Sigma and why is it so effective?
  • How to use Lean Six Sigma in practice.
  • The Lean Six Sigma improvement model (DMAIC).
  • How to choose an improvement project.
  • DEFINE
  • MEASURE
  • ANALYSE
  • IMPROVE
  • CONTROL
  • Consolidating all of the above.

Course Format

The training is delivered as a series of short bite-size video sessions.
The videos lead participants through the step-by-step problem solving process.
Course notes accompany the videos.
Templates for all the important steps are provided and can be downloaded.

Who should participate?

  • People who are interested in their own personal development and who would like to learn about Lean and Six Sigma and gain a valuable Yellow Belt certification.
  • Anyone looking for career development.
  • People who want to upskill their problem solving capabilities and demonstrate what they can achieve within their organisation.
  • Anyone looking for their first formal training in Continuous Improvement.
  • Academic qualifications are not required, but some basic numeracy and familiarity with using Excel will be useful.

Training Syllabus

  • Welcome & Course Structure
    • Welcome & Course Structure
  • Introduction to Continuous Improvement
    • Introduction to Continuous Improvement – Video 1 
    • Introduction to Continuous Improvement – Video 2
  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
    • Lean Six Sigma In a Nutshell – Video 1
    • Lean Six Sigma In a Nutshell – Video 2
    • Lean Six Sigma in a Nutshell – Video 3
  • Explaining the Name “Lean Six Sigma”
    • Why Six, Why Sigma 1
    • Why Six, Why Sigma 2
    • Why Six Why Sigma 3
  • Certification
    • The Certification Levels
  • DMAIC
    • The Lean Six Sigma Improvement Model
    • DMAIC – The Benefits of DMAIC
    • DMAIC and the Seven Tools
    • DMAIC – Project Selection
    • DMAIC – An Iterative Progression
  • DEFINE
    • Intro to the DMAIC Define Stage
    • Define – Identifying Customers – Rev 2
    • Define – Voice of the Customer
    • Define – Framing the Issue
    • Define – The Problem Statement
    • Define – CTQs
  • MEASURE
    • Measure – Introduction
    • Measure – Types of Data
    • Measure – How Much Data To Collect
    • Measure – Data Collection Plan
    • Measure – Means Medians Modes
    • Measure – Range and Intro to Standard Deviation
    • Measure – Tally and Bar Charts
    • Measure – Tally Charts and Histograms
    • Measure – Histograms in Detail
    • Measure – Process Capability Charts
    • Measure – Calculating Standard Deviation
    • Measure – Process Sigma Level
  • ANALYSE
    • Analyse – Flowcharting
    • Analyse – Flowchart Diagnostic
    • Analyse – Eight Forms of Waste
    • Analyse – Flowchart Summary
    • Analyse – Brainstorming
    • Analyse – Cause and Effect Diagrams
    • Analyse – Cause Screening
    • Analyse – The 5 Whys
    • Analyse – Pareto Diagrams
  • IMPROVE
    • Improve – Introduction
    • Improve – From Causes to Solutions
    • Improve – Solutions Grid
    • Improve – Piloting Solutions – PDSA
  • CONTROL
    • Control – Intro to this Stage
    • Control – Trend Charts and Comparisons
    • Control – Control Plans
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Example Video – Introduction Continuous Improvement (expand to play full screen)

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