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BUS7430

Course
BUS7430
Course Title
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Description

After completing the course, students will obtain Green Belt Certification and have the requisite knowledge and skills to lead project teams and complete Lean Six Sigma projects. Green Belt training is an excellent way to enhance the effectiveness of both process owners and team members as they learn to apply the tools and methods used in the Lean Six Sigma methodology. Green Belts need to be able to implement all of the appropriate tools of Lean and Six Sigma and to lead independent local projects when necessary.  They work with cross-functional teams to define and measure problems, analyze the root causes, implement improvements, and establish control at new levels.  This course is comprised of two components, which create a blended learning process of online and classroom education. A Lean Six Sigma project with appropriate reporting is required to demonstrate the methodology acquired from the course.

Objectives

What You'll Learn:

  • A comprehensive education of the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to include:
    • The process and customer focus of Lean and Six Sigma
    • The DMAIC process improvement methodology
    • The benefits and objectives of Lean Six Sigma
    • The history of Lean and Six Sigma
    • The roles and responsibilities of a Lean Six Sigma culture
    • Lean Six Sigma strategies for choosing and implement Lean Six Sigma projects
  • How to define a project’s goal, scope, business case and team members
  • How to define the process using  mapping and other Lean Six Sigma tools
  • How to set up a proper measurement and data collection system
  • How to analyze the potential causes of a problem and prioritize them
  • How to set up solutions to address the top root causes
  • How to control a process to maintain and build on project successes
  • What role Green Belts and other team members play in the success of Lean Six Sigma
  • How Project Teams Function
  • Learn the basic Lean Six Sigma tools  - Project Charter, Brain Storming, Pareto Analysis, Cause and Effect Analysis, VOC, SIPOC, Gage R&R, FMEA, COPQ, MSA, Scatter Diagrams, Process Capability Studies, DOE, Control Charts, Descriptive Statistics, Etc.
  • Learn the eight Lean wastes
  • How to present projects to peers and managers, transition and close-out existing projects

Content

Program Orientation and Introduction-

  1. Course introduction and Internet On-line Access to modules
  2. Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt Overview
  3. Terms and Glossary
  4. Training process overview  

 DEFINE

  1. Overview of DEFINE tools
  2. Project Charter exercise
  3. Demonstration of DEFINE tools
  4. Process Map
  5. SIPOC
  6. Pareto Chart
  7. Role of a Facilitator
  8. Facilitator exercise demonstrating DEFINE tools
  9. Project report format

MEASURE

  1. MEASURE presentation
  2. MSA exercise
  3. Gage R&R demonstration
  4. Review of descriptive statistics

ANALYZE

  1. ANALYZE presentation
  2. Process Capability
  3. Scatter Diagram
  4. Demonstration of analyze tools: C&E Diagram, The 5 Why’s, FMEA                       
  5. Excel and MiniTab demonstration of statistics

 IMPROVE and CONTROL

  1. IMPROVE presentation
  2. DOE demonstration
  3. CONTROL presentation
  4. Central Limit Theorem exercise

 Review

  1. Review of Final Reports and Modules
  2. Certification Final Exam 

Prerequisites

None

Method of Instruction

Online self study

Class lecture and Q & A

Evaluation

To graduate with Green Belt Certification, the course requirements are as follows:

  • Active attendance and participation in classroom instructions
  • Complete all on-line modules with post-test scores of > 80%
  • Approval of a project report demonstrating Lean Six Sigma methodology
  • Passing grade of > 80% on the final exam