Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Exam Cost Included)
This course will teach you Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects from start to finish. Lean Six Sigma Green Belts can deliver measurable, sustainable improvement by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes. The course was developed to meet today's changing business environments and is facilitated by highly experienced and successful Lean Six Sigma Experts. It draws on what the experts practice every day in the field to provide you with the most effective way to learn...
George Mason University
What you will learn
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belts
- Learn what Lean Six Sigma is, its origins, and its benefits
- Understand the Lean Six Sigma roles and 8 Wastes
- Master the Lean Six Sigma Improvement method known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
- Learn how to collect data and track the success of projects
How you will benefit
- Be able to streamline projects from start to finish by using Lean Six Sigma
- Help potential employers by identifying problems in processes and offering sustainable solutions
- Become fully prepared to take the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam
- Create added efficiency in any workplace, which is enticing to prospective employers and clients
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 6 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 50 course hours
- Introduction to Green Belt Training
- Overview of Lean Six Sigma
- The 8 Wastes (DOWNTIME)
- Lean Six Sigma Roles
- Project Selection
- DMAIC Overview
- Define Phase – How to define the problem
- Create The Project Charter (Tool)
- Understand The Current State
- Develop Project Communication
- Measure Phase – How to measure the current process
- Select Measures
- Plan For Data Collection
- Collect Baseline Data
- Analyze Phase – How to identify the cause of the problem
- Conduct Process Analysis
- Conduct Data Analysis
- Brainstorm Root Causes
- Develop Root Cause Hypothesis
- Validate Root Cause Hypothesis
- Improve Phase – How to implement and verify the solution
- Craft Solutions
- Filter Solutions
- Determine Solution Approach
- Conduct Risk Management
- Control Phase – How to maintain the solution
- Create Monitoring Plans
- Develop Response Plans
- Document The Project
- Pursue Perfection
Ken Maynard is currently the Director of Client Success at GoLeanSixSigma.com. He has over a 30-year record of driving improved quality and higher profitability with organizations in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, healthcare, financial services, medical devices, government, food & beverage, automotive, and consumer products.
Ken has also worked with leaders to complete successful enterprise-wide continuous improvement, reengineering, and product design projects that resulted in high-value transformations.
There are no prerequisites for this course; however, it is highly recommended that you have some history of professional work experience (full-time, part-time, internship, volunteer work, etc.) to successfully complete course assignments and projects. The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification requires you to complete your own real-world project and an exam to be successfully completed. It is strongly recommended that the business project be completed at your place of employment. Projects are subject to approval by Master Black Belt Coaches.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Microsoft Office (not included in enrollment) or LibreOffice (free) or Google Docs (free).
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Yes, you will be prepared for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and be able to sit for the exam after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will be able to sit for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification after successful completion of the course and financial obligation.
You are allowed 3 revisions of your project, where you are provided feedback by a Master Black Belt. If you fail to pass after 3 revisions, there will be a fee of $300 to submit another revision.
As a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, you may lead quality improvement projects, or you may work under or in support of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for more complex projects. In this role, you will be responsible for defining, measuring, analyzing, improving and controlling projects that affect quality. This may be your full time role but sometimes, Green Belts work on quality improvement projects part-time in addition to their other roles within a company.
Yes, demand for professionals with Lean Six Sigma certifications is high and continuing to rise not just in large corporations where we've seen these jobs historically but also in mid-sized organizations as well. In fact, many of the jobs with the highest salaries as well as highest increases in job openings in the United States are related to process improvement.
Certified Lean Six Sigma professionals can work in almost any industry. Some of the more common industries for Lean Six Sigma jobs include healthcare, technology, retail, finance, hospitality, and government. Your work environment will depend largely on the industry in which you work, but you will work with closely with other people to improve processes and solve problems regardless of the industry you choose.
In order to be a good Lean Six Sigma professional, you will first and foremost have to be a great communicator. It is your job to sell the need for process improvement and change to stakeholders, team members, and those financing your work. You must communicate with everyone affected throughout the process, and ensure that you keep momentum moving in your favor. You must pursue perfection in order to find and eliminate flaws in processes, and you must always have a determined focus on the customer. You must also be a person who champions simplicity and ensures that no details are left uncovered in your understanding of the business as you design a process.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification is the first step in your Lean Six Sigma journey. In order to prepare for this certification, you will learn how to select the right projects, define problems that need to be solved, measure to create a baseline, perform analysis to determine the cause of the problem, work to improve processes by implementing solutions, and control the new process and maintain the solution. This certification is achieved after completing Lean Six Sigma training and taking an exam through GoLeanSixSigma.com. The exam consists of 130 multiple-choice questions, and students will be awarded a certificate after successful completion.
Yes. You can work in a job that requires knowledge of Lean Six Sigma without obtaining certification as long as you possess the proper knowledge, training and experience to get the job done. However, we encourage all students to sit for Green Belt and/or Black Belt certification. In short, certification will open up more opportunities for you. These certifications are highly-respected worldwide, they prove your commitment to the industry and your understanding of global standards, they place you ahead of your competition for jobs, and they show that you are continuously learning through professional development. Certifications also make a big difference in the amount of money you can earn.
In our global economy, organizations constantly face rising costs of doing business and increasing competition in the marketplace. Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies work to help organizations by streamlining processes to increase profit, cutting down on waste to decrease costs, improving effectiveness and efficiency to deliver more products and services, and providing ownership and accountability to help build effective teams.
Yes. You will find that this course starts from the ground up — laying a solid foundation of Lean Six Sigma terminology and concepts. Then after you gain a great foundation in Lean Six Sigma, you will move on to mastering more complex concepts that will provide a level of expertise that you can bring into almost any industry. You'll be prepared to sit for your Green Belt and/or Black Belt when you complete the course and gain the necessary experience.