20 weeks
1 session per week
4 hours per session
80 total class hours


This course is intended for leaders at all levels looking to pursue Lean Six Sigma Green Belt role in their organization.


This course reviews topics that some may have experience with, as well as introducing more advanced tools. Implementation of theory and improvements are achieved in this class through on site projects in conjunction with classroom materials and various simulations based on Six Sigma Green Belt principles.

Recommended Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Lean Principles.



  • Describe the difference between Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
  • Determine the Voice of the Customer
  • Select projects based on strategic importance
  • Create a project charter
  • Prepare a SIPOC chart (Supplier, Input, Process, Output, and Customer)
  • Identify potential project metrics
  • Prepare a measurement plan
  • Develop a Value Stream Map

Measure/Analyze (Statistical Tools):

  • Define types of data used in descriptive statistics
  • Describe four types of measurement scales (Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, Ratio)
  • Understand methods of gathering data (Manual, Automatic, Data coding)
  • Explain techniques for assuring data accuracy and integrity (random sampling, sequential sampling and stratified sampling)
  • Calculate and interpret the following descriptive statistics
    • Measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode)
    • Measures of dispersion (range, variance, standard deviation)
    • Coefficient of variation (COV)
    • Probability density functions
    • Cumulative distribution functions
  •  Create and interpret the following graphical methods
    • Box plots
    • Run chart
    • Scatter diagrams
    • Correlation Coefficient (r)
    • Pattern and trend analysis
    • Histograms
  • Explain the benefit of the Central Limit Theorem
  • Calculate and interpret variable and attribute statistical process control charts.
    • Variable:
      • X and R Chart
      • M X and MR Chart
      • X-MR Chart
      • X and S Chart
      • Median Charts
      • Short Run Charts
    • Attribute:
      • p Chart
      • np Chart
      • c Chart
      • u Chart
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Calculate and interpret the most commonly used distributions
    • Binominal
    • Poisson
    • Normal
    • Student’s t
  • Calculate and interpret short-term and long-term process capabilities.
    • Cp & Cpk
    • Pp & Ppk


Measure/Analyze/Improve/Control (Lean Tools)

  • Criteria for identifying a value-added step.
  • Value Stream Map Analysis
  • Waste Identification
  • The effect of inventory on cycle time
  • 5S
  • One-piece flow
  • Set-up Time Reduction
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Standard Work
  •  Visual Controls
  • Poke Yoke
  • Creating a pull system
  • Techniques for smoothing process flow (kanbans, inventory buffers)
  • Explain Kaizen organization and deployment
  • Identify Quick Wins



  • Project Management Tools
    • Stakeholder Analysis
    • Communication Plan
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Gantt Chart
    • Risk Planning
  • Training Techniques
  • Documentation Techniques
  • Standard Work
  • Process Auditing

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