Course Code: GES275
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.
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.
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.
Learn the fundamentals of Black Belt Training and how to identify valuable projects. Develop leadership skills.
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.
Design experiments and select control charts. Create visual representations of project while becoming comfortable working with diverse groups.
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
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
A. Design Experiments
B. Strengthen Leadership Skills
C. About Your Black Belt Project
A. Select Control Charts
B. Create Visual Management
C. Strengthen Leadership Skills
D. About Your Black Belt Project
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 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.
There are no prerequisites.
This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows 2000 and later operating systems and any browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection and e-mail account. We recommend that you use the latest version of the browser you choose. The materials for this program are all available online.
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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All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
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 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.
ed2go programs 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 facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator 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.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
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.
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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.