Why Do We Need White Belt Training?

Why do we need White Belt Training?   In a deployment of Lean Six Sigma, one of the most important steps is the White Belt training. A question that I often get is “Who are the White Belts in a organization?” The White Belt should be every employee within...

Can I Skip My Green Belt and Go Straight to Black?

Can I Skip My Green Belt and Go Straight to Black?   I get calls and emails asking the question “Can I Skip my Green Belt Project, take my Green and Black Belt together and only complete my Black Belt Project?” My answer is always “it depends.”...

6 Tips to a Winning Six Sigma Green Belt Presentation

6 Tips to a Winning Six Sigma Green Belt Presentation   The average person ranks the fear of public speaking higher than the fear of death. You feel nervous, your palms sweat and your stomach ties itself into knots. You don’t want to do it. You would rather do...

10 Easy Steps to Complete a Value Stream Map

One of the most powerful tools in the Lean Toolbox is the Value Stream Map. In a short time (usually less than an hour) you can effectively communicate where the focus of your Continuous Improvement efforts will have the most impact. The Value Stream Map is full of...

How to Complete a Six Sigma Project Charter

When we solve a problem, we tend to “put the fireman’s suit on, grab the hose and run into the burning building.” We douse the flames but unknowingly leave embers. Soon after, those embers flare up again and the fire erupts (the problem returns).   We tend not to...