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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt (Exam Cost Included)

This online, combined Black Belt and Green Belt training program will teach you Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects from start to finish. Green Belt training will allow you to deliver measurable, sustainable improvement by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes. In Black Belt training, you will further develop your process improvement, project management, and leadership skills using clear language and plenty of practical examples.

This advanced, interactive and enjoyable online program draws on decades of success helping people from Fortune 500 Companies to Small-and-Medium sized Businesses. This program will begin to help you create happier customers, increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve collaboration. The fees for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Certification exams are included in the program.

6 Months / 125 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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George Mason University

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt (Exam Cost Included)

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study on your own schedule.

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES275

What You Will Learn
  • Define what Lean Six Sigma is, where it came from, and why organizations benefit from it
  • Summarize the Lean Six Sigma Improvement method known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
  • Describe how to create a project charter, gather the voice of the customer, and build a high-level map of the process
  • Describe how to select measures, plan for data collection, and collect baseline data about a process
  • Describe how to conduct process analysis, conduct data analysis, and then brainstorm and validate root causes of process problems
  • Describe how to craft, filter and determine solutions to process problems, and then mitigate the risks of process change
  • Understand how to create monitoring plans, develop response plans, and document the project
  • Identify which type of tests and control charts are appropriate for any given data set
  • Understand how to construct an effective project storyboard
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 125 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain the education and training you need to successfully prepare for Learn Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification exams
  • Learn how to effectively streamline processes and reduce problems to save your organization time and money
  • Develop project management, leadership, and communication skills that will enhance your career opportunities
  • Work more collaboratively with various partners, stakeholders, and peers as you learn better communication skills
  • Master how to plan and execute strategic Lean Six Sigma programs
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Introduction to Green Belt Training

Review the basics of Lean Six Sigma and the 8 Wastes. Understand the role of Lean Six Sigma and how to select projects for review.

Identifying Problems

Master how to create the project charter tool and understand the current state of your project. Develop effective project communication techniques and plan for data collection.

Improving Processes

Collect baseline data and measure project success and failures. Conduct process and data analyses while brainstorming root causes. Craft meaningful solutions to improve productivity. Monitor plans and document project to track improvements.

Introduction to Black Belt Training

Learn the fundamentals of Black Belt Training and how to identify valuable projects. Develop leadership skills.

Analyzing Processes

Conduct process walks and lay statistical groundwork to measure effectiveness of system. Sample data and assess process capabilities. Test data and review any found correlations.

Maintaining Solutions

Design experiments and select control charts. Create visual representations of project while becoming comfortable working with diverse groups.

Program Details

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

I.    Introduction to Green Belt Training
            A.    Overview of Lean Six Sigma
            B.    The 8 Wastes (DOWNTIME)
            C.    Lean Six Sigma Roles
            D.    Project Selection
            E.    DMAIC Overview
II.    Define Phase – How to define the problem
            A.    Create The Project Charter (Tool)
            B.    Understand The Current State
            C.    Develop Project Communication
III.    Measure Phase – How to measure the current process
            A.    Select Measures
            B.    Plan For Data Collection
            C.    Collect Baseline Data
IV.    Analyze Phase – How to identify the cause of the problem
            A.    Conduct Process Analysis
            B.    Conduct Data Analysis
            C.    Brainstorm Root Causes
            D.    Develop Root Cause Hypothesis
            E.    Validate Root Cause Hypothesis
V.    Improve Phase – How to implement and verify the solution
            A.    Craft Solutions
            B.    Filter Solutions
            C.    Determine Solution Approach
            D.    Conduct Risk Management
VI.    Control Phase – How to maintain the solution
            A.    Create Monitoring Plans
            B.    Develop Response Plans
            C.    Document The Project
            D.    Pursue Perfection

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

I.    Introduction to Black Belt Training
            A.    Overview of Black Belt Training
            B.    Project Selection - Advanced
            C.    Build Leadership Skills
II.    Define Phase
            A.    Conduct Process Walks
            B.    Strengthen Leadership Skills
            C.    bout Your Black Belt Project
III.    Measure Phase
            A.    Lay Statistical Groundwork
            B.    Test your Measurement System
            C.    Sample the Data
            D.    Assess Process Capability
            E.    Strengthen Leadership Skills
IV.    Analyze
            A.    Lay Hypothesis Testing Groundwork
            B.    Test Discrete Data
            C.    Test Continuous Normal Data
            D.    Test Continuous Non-Normal Data
            E.    Test Correlation
            F.    Strengthen Leadership Skills
            G.    About Your Black Belt Project
V.    Improve
            A.    Design Experiments
            B.    Strengthen Leadership Skills
            C.    About Your Black Belt Project
VI.    Control
            A.    Select Control Charts
            B.    Create Visual Management
            C.    Strengthen Leadership Skills
            D.    About Your Black Belt Project

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Instructors & Support
Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy O’Rourke is a Master Black Belt with over 15 years of success helping organizations like the Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Washington, Cisco, DC Shoes, GE and Motorola learn and apply Lean and Six Sigma. Tracy is an accomplished facilitator, trainer and presenter. She has trained over 1,000 people, mentored 300+ people and has helped complete 300+ projects with results that range between $50,000 and $8 million dollars in savings. Her facilitation expertise runs the gamut, from facilitating leadership retreats with top executives, to facilitating Process Walks, Kaizen Events and project team meetings. Tracy has a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MBA with emphasis in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change from Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.

Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth Swan is a Master Black Belt with over 20 years of success helping organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab, Burt's Bees, Microsoft and Starwood Hotels & Resorts learn and apply Lean Six Sigma. As an accomplished business process improvement consultant, designer, change leader and executive coach who is an expert in training, process-based organization design, problem-solving and change management for organizations large to small. Elisabeth is a Certified Interactive Leadership Executive Coach from Burnham Rosen, Boston, MA and Improvisational Facilitation Instructor from APQC, Houston, TX. She has a BA in English Literature from Barnard College/Columbia University, New York, NY.

Prerequisites / Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers. (Although Firefox or Chrome is preferred).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. 

Instructional material requirements:

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.

Please Note: The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification both require students complete their own real-world project and an exam to be successfully completed.

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How long does it take to complete a course?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your course has been calculated based on the number of course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your course on time, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

Can I get financial assistance?

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.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will be able to sit for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exams after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go courses will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our instructors and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Instructors will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the course. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with a facilitator or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What if I do not pass the project requirement of the program?

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.

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Please note: Once the course curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

Does this program prepare for a certification?

Yes, you will be prepared for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certifications and be able to sit for the exams after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

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