six sigma yellow belt certification

Six Sigma Yellow Belt (DMAIC Overview)

Course Description
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. The Define phase with the project charter are covered. The beginning of the Measure phase is also covered but is limited to the knowledge-based tools. Roles and responsibilities are characterized so Yellow Belts will know how to support Green or Black Belt projects.

This course can also pull together disjointed training programs into a cohesive whole and demonstrate how the DMAIC roadmap can start to develop projects to support a continuous improvement effort.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for managers or technicians who are to 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
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Course instructor
Jim Wasson – Consultant, Lean Six Sigma/Process Improvement

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1:00am – 5:00pm (EST) each day

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