six sigma green belt certification

Six Sigma Green Belt

Course dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4/11 – 5/11, 2023
8:30am-12:30pm (EST) each day

Course Description
Regardless of whether you are manufacturing products, delivering services, or engaged in knowledge work, processes govern how we run our businesses every day. Green Belt training provides students with an objective, time-tested approach to identifying and eliminating problems that prevent our processes from operating optimally. This course will introduce and cover the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) approach to process improvement.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Objectively frame-up projects and set goals for success
  • Understand process measures and how to analyze measurement systems
  • Apply robust but easy-to-use statistical analysis to analyze and understanding their processes
  • Conduct root-cause problem solving to eliminate problems at their sources
  • Establish, test, and refine process improvements targeted to achieve their goals
  • Create a plan to sustain process improvements over time

Course Outline

  1. Define Phase
    • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
      • Fundamental components of a Lean Enterprise
      • Overview of structured problem solving
      • Cost of poor quality
    • Project frame-up
      • Describing problems with data
      • Describing impact of problems
      • Goal setting
    • Project selection
      • Where do projects come from
      • What makes a good DMAIC project
    • Basics of change management
      • Stakeholder analysis
      • Questions you should be prepared to answer
    • Understanding customer needs
      • Kano’s model
      • Introduction to House of Quality
    • Calculating the financial benefits of improvement

2. Measure Phase

    • Transforming data to knowledge
    • Basics of measurement planning
    • Measurement system analysis for variable and attribute data

3. Analyze Phase

    • Process mapping
      • Techniques
      • Collecting process data
      • Seeing value vs. non-value
    • Root cause analysis
    • Using statistics to understand our processes
      • Product capability
      • Sampling vs. population and Central Limit Theorem
      • Confidence intervals

4. Improve Phase

    • Decision making tools
    • Fundamental tools of Lean
      • 5S
      • Takt time and level-loading of resources
      • Kanban
      • Changeover reduction
      • Mistake proofing
      • Visual management
      • Standard work
    • Using statistics to validate improvement
      • Hypothesis testing

5. Control Phase

    • Developing countermeasures
    • Introduction to FMEA & Control plans
    • Using statistics to sustain the gains
      • Control charts

During the class we will be conducting various forms of statistical analysis. The analysis will be taught using SuperEasyStats. It is highly recommended that all students purchase and install SuperEasyStats prior to the first class session.

Course Format
46 hours
This course will be delivered virtually by a live instructor over 10 four-hour sessions (if all participants are able to meet at QSG’s offices, we may schedule a few in-person sessions). Each student will be eligible to receive 6 hours of one-on-one coaching with the instructor to be completed within 3 months of the end of the class. Green Belt certification will be granted based on meeting the following criteria:

  • Attendance at all training sessions
  • Successful completion of the Green Belt exam (administered after the final class session)
  • Completion a Lean Six Sigma project which is documented and submitted for review and sign-off by the instructor

Course Instructor: Dave Margil – Consultant, Lean Six Sigma

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