six sigma yellow belt certification

Six Sigma Yellow Belt (DMAIC Overview)

Course Description
Yellow Belt attendees contribute to an organization by playing a supportive role in the organization’s larger Six Sigma Process. These individuals will understand the concepts used to collect critical information on processes and support other Yellow Belts in gaining knowledge and experience in problem-solving processes. Everyone’s understanding of the process is an integral part of the improvement methodology.

Becoming a Yellow Belt will equip you with the ability to analyze complex problems utilizing the Lean Six Sigma methodology to help eliminate waste and reduce variation across processes and serve as a basis for the Six Sigma Green Belt program. Businesses are always looking for innovative ways to do things better, faster, and cheaper. The Lean Six Sigma tool set will help you achieve those goals.

The DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) method is the heart of Six Sigma. This course introduces the DMAIC Roadmap and Six Sigma key concepts.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for managers or technicians who support Green or Black Belt projects.

Learning Objectives
Through training, participants will:

  • Learn how to develop a Project Charter
  • Understand basic Six Sigma concepts such as focus on variation reduction, the DMAIC funnel, sigma levels, basic tools involved, and the fundamental improvement relationship
  • Be able to perform basic process mapping
  • Know how to use a C&E (Cause and Effect) matrix to prioritize inputs
  • Know how to perform a quick control plan review

Course Outline
Six Sigma Basics

  • FMEA on Improvement Efforts
  • Definition and 3 Aspects of six Sigma
  • History of Six Sigma
  • Improvement Flowchart
  • Six Sigma Levels and Roadmaps
  • DMAIC Improvement Model
  • Key to Six sigma:  Understanding Variation
  • Selected lean Principles
  • Six Sigma Problem Solving Strategy

Project Selection and Definition

  • What is a Good six Sigma Project
  • Top down Approach for Project Selection
  • Bottom Up Approach for Project Selection
  • Project Clusters and Project Prioritization
  • Project Charter

Knowledge-Based Tools

  • Value Stream Mapping and Process Mapping
  • C&E Matrix for Preliminary Identification of KPOV’s and KPIV’s
  • Nominal Group Technique

Closing the Six Sigma Project

  • Control Methodologies
    • Poka Yoke
  • Main Elements in the Six sigma Report
  • How to Submit and Close your Project


Course Format
8 hours
Instructor-led class training, with opportunities to practice learned skills
Excel Statistical Software
Course Instructor: Jim Wasson – Consultant, Lean Six Sigma/Process Improvement

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