Lean Six Sigma Green Belt online course focuses on providing students with an understanding of both the complementary domains of Lean and Six Sigma. It covers tools and techniques useful to improve the production process, reduce waste and minimize defects in the end product with a greater focus on the practical implementation of these tool and techniques in the organization.


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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Six Sigma Green Belt course, participants will learn how to:

- Teach participants about the tool and techniques, advantages, and challenges of the Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
- Teach students both quantitative and qualitative methods from the complementary domains of Lean and Six Sigma.
- Identify project selection and evaluation criteria.
- Plan and execute six sigma projects
- Form and effectively lead a six sigma project team.
- Apply DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) and various six sigma tools in process and quality improvement.
- Provide knowledge of Kaizen projects
- Assess and manage project risk.
- Significantly increase profitability through six sigma projects.
- Avoid pitfalls in implementing six sigma.
- Integrate and enhance innovation and problem-solving skills.

  • Introduction to Six Sigma

  • History of Quality (Deming, Juran, JIT, Ishikawa, Taguchi, etc.)

    Evolution of Six Sigma

    Defining Six Sigma – philosophy and objectives

    Overview of Six Sigma DMAIC process

  • Stakeholders & Setting up a Six Sigma Project

  • Identifying and Documenting stakeholder requirements

    Project Selection Criteria

    Project Planning

    Managing Team Dynamics

    Important project management & planning tools

  • Six Sigma Methodology – Define

  • Inputs – Need for six sigma project, Executive management sponsorship, core team identified


    • Organization hierarchy
    • High level process maps
    • High level Pareto charts
    • Idea generation and categorization tools

  • Six Sigma Methodology – Measure

  • Objectives of Measure Phase

    Inputs – the outputs of the Define phase


    • Data collection tools and techniques
    • Measurement scales
    • Validation techniques (Gauge R & R)
    • Statistical distributions
    • Data mining
    • Run charts
    • Process map
    • Stakeholder tools
    • Process costs


    • Well defined processes
    • Baseline process capability
    • Process parameters affecting CTQs
    • Cost of poor quality (COPQ)
    • Measurement system

  • Six Sigma Methodology – Analyze

  • Objectives of Analyze Phase

    Inputs – outputs of the Measure phase


    • Ishikawa diagram
    • Failure mode and effects analysis
    • Hypothesis testing
    • Process capability study


    • Important causes of defects
    • Special and common causes of variation
    • DPMO and sigma level

  • Six Sigma Methodology – Improve

  • Objectives of Improve Phase

    Inputs – outputs of the Analyze phase


    • Returns on investment
    • Solution design matrix
    • Design of experiment
    • Taguchi robustness concepts
    • Response surface methodology
    • Project planning and management tools
    • Prototypes


    • Cost / benefit for different solution
    • Selection of solutions for implementation
    • Implementation plan

  • Six Sigma Methodology – Control

  • Objectives of Control Phase

    Inputs – outputs of the Improve phase


    • Control plan
    • Statistical process control
    • Lean enterprise
    • 5S
    • Kaizen
    • Kanban
    • Total productive maintenance
    • Measurement system reanalysis


    • Implemented solutions
    • Revised measurement system
    • Control plan for sustaining benefits
    • Improves process capability
    • Lessons learned

  • Lean

  • A Value Stream Map

    Lean is Speed

    Total Supply Chain

    Lean Six Sigma Logistics

  • Case Study

  • Case Study Part 1

    Case Study Part 2

    Case Study Part 3


This course is for employees and organizations requiring a standardized approach to problem solving for the purpose of continuous improvement. This would include team leaders, supervisors, associates, Quality Assurance Engineers, Project Managers, Software Professionals, Practitioners, Quality Assurance team members, Working Executives and Senior Management that will dedicate a small portion of their time applying the DMAIC tools to their natural work area. - Future managers who want to get certified as Green Belt in Six Sigma. - Management and Engineering Students who are desirous to be more resourceful and employable. - Project Management Professionals (PMP) who wants to earn PMI PDUs by learning nuances of Quality paradigm. - Any other professional members who are doing research, innovations or consulting in process improvement practices.




The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course is suitable for those who want to grow with Six Sigma. Little or no experience is needed to participate in this program. The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course and/or certification is recommended, but not required.

Length: 180.0 days (32 hours)


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