Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt Training

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Six Sigma methodology is relevant in any industry and nearly every organization can benefit from this high impact methodology. Earning your Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt demonstrates your ability to continuously improve organizational processes. This 100% online course will help you qualify to take the Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt certification exams.

Admission Requirements 

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Below are the courses for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt:

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma 
Origins of Lean Six Sigma; where it originated and why it is so effective.
Lean Six Sigma Roles 
Overview of Lean Six Sigma roles and responsibilities; Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, Master Black Belt, and Champion. 
The 8 Wastes 
Identifying and assessing the 8 Wastes in Lean Six Sigma: defects, overproduction, waiting, non-utilized employees, transportation, inventory, motion, and extra processing. 
DMAIC Overview 
What DMAIC means for Yellow Belts; define, measure, analyze, improve, and control phases. 

Below are the courses for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt:

Introduction to Green Belt Training 
Overview of Lean Six Sigma, the 8 Wastes, and DMAIC. 
Define Phase - How to Define the Problem
Creating the project charter, understanding the current state, and develop project communication. 
Measure Phase - How to Measure the Current Process 
Select measures, planning, and collecting baseline data.
Analyze Phase - How to Identify the Cause of the Problem  
Conducting data and process analysis; brainstorming, developing, and validating root causes.
Improve Phase - How to Implement and Verify the Solution 
Crafting, filtering, and determining solutions; conducting risk management.
Control Phase - How to Maintain the Solution 
Creating monitoring and response plans, project documentation.

Course objectives 

  • Understand Lean Six Sigma, its origins and its benefits.
  • Learn the Lean Six Sigma roles and principles and the 8 Wastes of Lean Management.
  • Master the Lean Six Sigma Improvement method known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
  • Learn to collect data and track the success of projects
  • Complete a real-world Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Prepare to take and pass the Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt certification exams

Lean Six Sigma FAQs 

Please view the frequently asked questions to learn more about Lean Six Sigma.

What is Lean Six Sigma? 
"Six Sigma" describes a series of process improvement techniques designed to reduce errors and improve quality in an organization's products and services. "Lean" is a management discipline that seeks to reduce waste and minimize associated costs. "Lean Six Sigma" represents the blending of the two philosophies into an operating system that maximizes quality while minimizing costs. 
What is the difference between the different Lean Six Sigma Belts? 
In the quality assurance field, Six Sigma certification TRACKS one’s career path from a junior-level specialist to a senior-level manager. So, you would start as a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt early in your career, then move up to Green Belt, and eventually become a Black Belt.
What does a "Yellow Belt" in Lean Six Sigma indicate? 
The Six Sigma Yellow Belt signifies that you possess a basic understanding of Six Sigma methodology and can work as an individual contributor on Six Sigma projects. Yellow Belts support the Six Sigma team by creating process maps and carrying out smaller projects with direction from Green Belt team members.
What do Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belts do? 
Yellow Belts play a key role executing the tactical aspects of a process improvement project such as gathering data and measuring metrics. 
Who should become a Yellow Belt? 
An ideal Yellow Belt candidate is serious about making quality improvements within their company. Earning this certification is an initial step to making an impact at your organization without managing teams or projects. While this role is less strategic than Green or Black Belts, it’s a great place to start understanding process improvement. 
What does a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma indicate? 
A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt improves productivity by focusing on the tools, methodologies, and principles of Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma Green Belts are expected to design, implement and manage productivity improvement projects and campaigns.
What do Lean Six Sigma Green Belts do? 
The Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma is considered a hands-on credential. Green Belts commonly review processes, develop, and deploy improvements using the Lean Six Sigma methodology and then manage the improved processes. 
What job titles are associated with the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt? 
Lean Six Sigma Green Belts may serve in one or more of the following capacities: Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Continuous Improvement Specialist, and many more. Lean Six Sigma Green Belts often become Six Sigma Consultants, as well. 

Job Outlook

As organizations of all sizes emphasize productivity gains as strategic advantages, more and more are adopting methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma to govern their operations.

A report from the Globe and Mail found that demand for “lean practitioners” has grown steadily, with hundreds of job posting being listed daily.

Payscale.com found that across Canada, Lean Six Sigma professionals can earn up to C$82,000.00 annually.


There are two instructors for the Lean Six Sigma program. 

Tracy O'Rourke 
Tracy O'Rourke is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer, and presenter. Her clients include the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Washington, Cisco, DC Shoes, GE, and Motorola. She holds a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MBA with an emphasis in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change from Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University. 
Elisabeth Swan 
Elisabeth Swan is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience consultant, designer, and executive coach. Her expertise lies in training, process-based organization design, problem-solving, and change management. Her clients include Amazon, Charles Schwab, Burt's Bees, Microsoft, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. She holds a BA in English Literature from Barnard College. 


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