Course Code: GES273
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
Please Note: The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification both require students to complete a project in addition to assignments and quizzes. Projects must be based off an actual business and are subject to approval by Master Black Belt Coaches.
Tracy O’Rourke is a Master Black Belt with over 20 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 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 Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience consulting for organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab, Burt's Bees, Microsoft, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Swan is an accomplished consultant, designer, and executive coach with expertise in training, process-based organization design, problem-solving, and change management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Barnard College.
There are no pre-requisites for this course; however, it is highly recommended that prospective students have some history of professional work experience (full-time, part-time, internship, volunteer work, etc.) to successfully complete course assignments and projects.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Please Note: The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification requires students complete their own real-world project and an exam to be successfully completed. Please see below regarding sourcing a project.
GoLeanSixSigma.com is an organization of Lean Six Sigma experts dedicated to helping professionals learn process improvement. It strives to make problem-solving easier to understand so professionals fully grasp Lean Six Sigma concepts and methodologies to ensure successful implementation within their organizations. GoLeanSixSigma.com has certificated thousands of professions in Lean Six Sigma nationwide.
Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
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 your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor 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 instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
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.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do 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: https://www.ed2go.com/career/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.