Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is the leading credential for mid-career professionals dedicated to process improvement, efficiency and excellence. This online course will prepare you for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam.

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Job Outlook for Individuals with Six Sigma Credentials

According to PayScale.com, professionals with Lean Six Sigma credentials earn $84,000 per year on average. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects job growth across the Management Analyst category to grow by 14% over the coming decade.

Course Objectives

  • Prepare to take and pass the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam
  • Master the DMAIC Improvement (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
  • Learn the Lean Six Sigma principles and the 8 Wastes of Lean Management
  • Understand Lean Six Sigma, its origins and its benefits
  • Learn to collect data and track the success of projects
  • Complete a real-world Lean Six Sigma project


Lesson I: Introduction to Green Belt
  • The first lesson will provide an overview of Lean Six Sigma, the 8 Wastes and DMAIC.
Lesson II: “D” Defining the problem
  • Learn how to create the project and develop project communication.
Lesson III: “M” Measuring Processes
  • Determine how to measure and collect data to aid in evaluatinng processes.
Lesson IV: “A” Analyze Data
  • Learn how to use data to determine cause of problems and help brainstorm possible solutions.
Lesson V: “I” Implement Improvements
  • Learn how to refine and put solutions in place while monitoring potential risks.
Lesson VI: “C” Controlling Solution Long-term
  • Find out how to continue monitoring project following initial testing phase and how to document project through all phases.

Instructors

  • Tracy O'Rourke 
  • Elisabeth Swan 
Tracy O’Rourke is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer and presenter. Her clients include the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Washington, Cisco, DC Shoes, GE, and Motorola. She holds a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MBA with an emphasis in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change from Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University. 
Elisabeth Swan is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience consultant, designer, and executive coach. Her expertise lies in training, process-based organization design, problem-solving, and change management. Her clients include Amazon, Charles Schwab, Burt’s Bees, Microsoft, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. She holds a BA in English Literature from Barnard College. 

 

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Six Sigma Career FAQs

 

WHAT IS LEAN SIX SIGMA?"Six Sigma" describes a method of improving processes to reduce errors and improve quality. "Lean" is a management discipline that seeks to reduce waste and costs. "Lean Six Sigma" represents the blending of the two into systems to maximizes quality while minimizing costs. WHAT DOES GREEN BELT INDICATE?A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt improves productivity by focusing on the tools, methodologies and principles of Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma Green Belts are expected to design, implement and manage productivity improvement projects and campaigns. WHAT TYPE OF JOBS CAN I GET?Lean Six Sigma Green Belts may serve in one or more of the following capacities: Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Continuous Improvement Specialist and many more. Lean Six Sigma Green Belts often become Six Sigma Consultants, as well. WHAT DO SIX SIGMA GREEN BELTS DO?Green Belts typically review processes, develop and deploy improvements, and evaluate outcomes using the Lean Six Sigma methodology. WHAT EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?To qualify for the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt Exam applicants must have 3 years of experience in the areas addressed by the DMAIC methodology. WHAT IS NEXT AFTER GREEN BELT?For those looking to continue their Six Sigma training pursue the Black Belt certification which reviews statistics and how to manage the teams in charge of implementing change.