Course Code: GES276
Receive an overview of what Lean Six Sigma is, its origins, and how it became widely used and popularized.
Understand the various Lean Six Sigma roles including yellow belt, green belt, black belt, master black belt, and champion.
Begin learning about the eight wastes and initially covering defects, overproduction, waiting, and non-utilized employees.
Continue learning about the eight wastes by understanding transportation, inventory, motion, and extra processing.
Cover define phase: how to define the problem, measure phase: how to measure the current process, and analyze phase: how to identify the cause of the problem.
Complete the course by learning about improve phase: how to implement and verify the solution, and control phase: how to maintain the solution.
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 for this course.
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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 three (3) months to complete the program.
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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 Yellow Belt Certification 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.
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Yes, you will be prepared for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification and be able to sit for the exam after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.