Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Six Sigma Yellow Belt is an introduction to the Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies, and how to apply them to your specific work environment as part of a team. In a team, the tools and techniques taught are vital to the success of a Six Sigma project, resulting in business improvement and people development.

Class Details

Class Name:
Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Audience:
Team members will understand the Six Sigma DMAIC principles along with their roles within a project. By teaching with accelerated learning techniques (class exercises and hands-on experience), participants can easily grasp and understand the five DMAIC stages of a Six Sigma project. DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control. Having knowledgeable and trained team members (Yellow Belts) on a Six Sigma project is fundamental to its success.
Duration:
2 Day Course
Language:
English

Learning Objectives

Team members will understand the Six Sigma DMAIC principles along with their roles within a project. By teaching with accelerated learning techniques (class exercises and hands-on experience), participants can easily grasp and understand the five DMAIC stages of a Six Sigma project. DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control. Having knowledgeable and trained team members (Yellow Belts) on a Six Sigma project is fundamental to its success.

Outline At-a-Glance

Day 1 

Define:

  • Project selection
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Team building activities
  • Current state process map – Top level
  • SIPOC Diagrams – Supplier/Input/Process/Output/Customer
  • Quick Wins
  • Project Charter
  • Tollgate reviews

Measure:

  • Value stream map – Current state
  • Swim lane map
  • Current state process map – Detailed
  • Data collection methods
  • Check sheets
  • Graphical data display (Scatter plots, Histograms, Box plots, Bar charts, Pareto charts)
  • SPC – Control Charts
  • Baseline process
  • Normal bell curve
  • Calculating sigma (Using DPMO method and Overview of z-score method)

Day 2: 

Analyze:

  • Value added analysis
  • Cause & effect diagrams
  • Brainstorming
  • 5 why's
  • Multi-voting
  • Root cause analysis
  • Potential root causes problem statement

Improve:

  • Lean concepts: 7 wastes – TIMWOOD, 5S, Kanban, Pull/Push flow, Poka yoke, Experiment – Windfarm Enterprises
  • Develop potential solutions – Idea generating tools
  • Future state process map & value stream map
  • Solution selection methods

Control:

  • Identify similar opportunities
  • Control plan
  • Transition to process owners
  • Lessons learned
  • Team recognition
  • Project closure

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