Course Code: 19038

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course

Class Dates:
4 Days
Class Time:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • The course will prepare students by helping them learn Basic Six Sigma Concepts, Understand the DMAIC Methodology, and Apply and Improve in all kinds of internal and the make the most of data processes. The Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt course is designed for professionals from any industry or background interested in learning how to identify problems, analyze possibilities, and implement solutions for increasing productivity and efficiency in their organizations. The Green Belt course requires no prior experience in process improvement methodologies. The program provides a full introduction into DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) principles, a data-driven improvement cycle used for optimizing and stabilizing business processes.

    Have a group of employees that need the same training? Onsite training at your office or at VTEC facility! available as well live online instructor led classes. Course can be customized to your training needs.
  • Audience
  • The Green Belt course requires no prior experience in process improvement methodologies. The program provides a full introduction into DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) principles, a data-driven improvement cycle used for optimizing and stabilizing business processes


  • Introductory Statistics - Advanced and Basic

Course Details

  • Six Sigma Overview & Define Phase
  • Six Sigma Overview
  • What is Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma History
  • Six Sigma Approach
  • Six Sigma Methodology
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Defining a Process
  • Fundamentals of Six Sigma
  • Understanding Six Sigma
  • What is Six Sigma. What is the need for Six Sigma. What is the history.
  • What are the goals. What is the definition process? What is the Process input and output?
  • Identify Organizational Drivers and Metrics
  • Organization Process? Sub-Processes? Different Improvement Methodologies
  • Organizational benefits by Implementing. Understand TQM.
  • Describe Project Selection and Organizational Goals
  • Describe Lean
  • Goals, Key principles, Kaizen, 5S, Error Proofing, Value Stream Mapping
  • Kanban, Visual Factory, TPM, Preventive Maintenance (PM), Standard Work
  • Theory of Constraints (ToC).
  • Introduction to DMAIC Methodology
  • DMAIC Methodology
  • Example of application of DMAIC Methodology from software industry
  • Advantages of the DMAIC Methodology
  • Introduction to the DF55 Methodology
  • What is DFSS? Example Application of DFSS Methodology, Design of Experiment (DOE)
  • Tolerance Design, Stage Gates – production development. Roadmaps.
  • EDMADV Methodology
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • QFD, Yoji Akao’s Quality Approach, House of Quality (HOQ), Different elements of QFD
  • Product and service offering characteristics, Organization consider using QFD?
  • Define Phase
  • The Define Phase. Tools used in Define Phase, Deliverables
  • Process Elements. Functional Boundaries, Cross-Functional Processes.
  • Identify Stakeholders and Process Owners
  • Define Stakeholders? Example. Sponsors. Project Steering Committee. Process Owners & Role in the project. Stakeholders and Process Owners?
  • Identify Customers
  • Difference between Internal Customers and External Customers.
  • Projects impact customers. Identify Customers.
  • Gather Customer Data
  • Understand Voice of the Customer (VOC), Various methods used for Gathering the VOC.
  • Analyze Customer Data, Tools to Analyze Customer Data, Affinity Diagrams, Customer Requirements and Statements, CTQ Attributes
  • Identify Six Sigma Projects, Project Selection Process, Common Methods, Sources of Improvement Projects
  • Pareto Charts, Guidelines Identify Projects.
  • Six Sigma Project Charter
  • Project. Characteristics of a Project, Define Project Charter, Elements, Draft a Project Charter.
  • Project Scope, Characteristics of project scope statements. In Frame/Out Frame Diagram
  • Develop the Project Scope using in Frame/Out Frame Diagram
  • Identify Project Metrics, Project Metrics and how are they useful, Primary Metrics, Secondary Metrics
  • Identify Project Planning Tools
  • Role of Project Schedules, Gantt Charts, Critical Path Method (CPM) Pert Method
  • Project Documentation. Role of Project Documentation. Project Documentation Tools
  • Describe Project Risk Analysis. roject Risk Analysis. Purpose of Project Risk Analysis
  • Project Closure
  • Steps Project Closure Process
  • Role Closeout meetings -projects
  • Lessons learned report prepared
  • Interrelationship Digraph
  • Understanding Interrelationship Digraphs
  • Share the uses of Interrelationship Digraphs, How to create an Interrelationship Digraphs
  • Tree Diagram. Uses of Tree Diagrams. How to create a Tree Diagram.
  • Prioritization Matrix, Prioritization Matrices. Use of Prioritization Matrices. How to create a Prioritization Matrix.
  • Matrix Diagram, Matrix Diagram, Use of L-Shaped Matrix Diagram, T-Shaped Matrix Diagram, Y-Shaped Matrix, C-Shaped Matrix Diagram, X-Shaped Matrix Diagram.
  • Roof-Shaped Matrix Diagram, Use of Matrix Diagrams.
  • Process Decision Program Chart (PDPC)
  • Explain PDPC, Uses of PDPC, How to Draft a PDPC
  • Activity Network Diagram, Define Activity Network Diagrams. Uses of Activity Network Diagrams. How to Create an Activity Diagram.
  • Key Metrics in Six Sigma Projects
  • Track Process Performance. DPU (Defects Per Unit), Defects, Defective Units, Opportunities, DPMO, Sigma Levels, DPMO and Sigma Levels, Impact of Sigma Levels, RTY, COPQ, Elements COPQ.
  • Perform FMEA, What is FMEA, DFMEA. Benefits of DFMEA. What is PFMEA? Benefits of PFMEA,
  • Differentiate between DFMEA and PFMEA. Elements of Risk. Failure Modes, Effects of Failure Modes. Potential Causes. Current Controls on Causes. Role of FMEA in Risk Assessment.
  • RPN, How to Perform FMEA.
  • Six Sigma Team Sages and Dynamics
  • Team Development
  • Stages of Team Evolution, Negative Dynamics in a Team. Different types of Negative Behavior impact and solution.
  • Six Sigma Teams and Roles
  • Six Sigma Team organized. Council. Project Team. Project Sponsor.
  • Role of Master Black Belt. Role of Black Belt. Key Responsibilities Green Belt.
  • Role of Yellow Belt. Role of White Belt. Interpret various Six Sigma Belt designations.
  • Identify Team Tools
  • Define Brainstorming. NGT (Nominal Group Technique) Multi-Voting Technique
  • Identify Effective Communication Techniques
  • Effective Communication in Project. Different types of Communication. Communication Strategy.
  • Course Objectives
  • Know the Basics of Six Sigma
  • Understand the Step-by-step process required to complete Six Sigma projects
  • Understand the concept of Six Sigma and the DMAIC approach to process improvement.
  • Understand the tools involved in the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control phases
  • Understand the use of the tools in characterizing processes, analyzing process data, solving problems and controlling processes.
  • Use the key tools to solve practical business problems.
  • Use the key tools to solve practical business problems.
  • Lead local Six Sigma project teams or assist Black Belts to deliver tangible business results on larger projects