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...

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

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...

How to Complete a Lean Six Sigma Project Charter

Six Sigma Project Charter   Plan your Work, and then Work your Plan.” This is the mantra of the Six Sigma practitioner when developing the project charter. The Project Charter is the guideline for the entirety of a Six Sigma Project. In this article, I will show...

How to Teach LEAN 5S to a 5 Year Old

  How to Teach LEAN 5S to a 5 Year Old   Setting up the event .. My three young daughters (ages 1, 3 and 5) and I share an office and a playroom. I love to watch them play as I work. Most of the year (usually 45 weeks out of 52) , I am away from my family...