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We are often asked in our Six Sigma Green BeltThe Six Sigma Green Belt is a certificate that professionals... Learn More... (SSGB) certification classes if we can suggest good LeanLEAN Definition LEAN is a production method aimed primarily ... Learn More... and Six SigmaSix Sigma Definition: Six Sigma is a set of techniques and t... Learn More... Green BeltThe Six Sigma Green Belt is a certificate that professionals... Learn More... Resources to help Green Belt students and practitioners.

Below we will give you our reference list.

**We will update this list as we discover new references.*

### Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt Methodology Resources

**Books **

- “
**The Six Sigma Handbook**“, Third Edition by Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller. (This book shows you, step by step, how to integrate this profitable approach into your company’s culture).

- Updated and expanded problem-solving examples using Excel and Minitab
- A streamlined format that puts proven practices at your fingertips
- Dramatically improve products and processes using DMAICDMAIC is an abbreviation of the five improvement steps it co... Learn More... and DMADVDMADV is an acronym that stands for Define, Measure, Analyze... Learn More...
- Use Design for Six Sigma to create innovative products and processes Incorporate lean, problem-solving, and statistical techniques within the Six Sigma methodology
- Avoid common pitfalls during implementation
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**Six Sigma Demystified**“, Second Edition by Paul Keller. This easy-to-understand reference teaches the methods of Six Sigma, explains their applications, and tests expertise, without confusing statistics and formulas. - “
**Lean Six SigmaSix Sigma Definition: Six Sigma is a set of techniques and t... Learn More... Demystified**“, Second Edition by Jay Arthur (Dec 9, 2010). Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide covers the fundamental methods and tools of Lean Six Sigma. You’ll get details on reducing defectsMuda (無駄, on'yomi reading) is a ... Learn More... and deviations, sustaining improvements, and achieving laser-focused processThere are many ways to organize your lean six sigma processe... innovations. Measurement systems analysis (MSAA measurement systems analysis (MSA) is a thorough... Learn More...), Design for Lean Six Sigma, and statistical tools such as analysis of variance (ANOVA)An analysis tool in statistics called Analysis of Variance (... Learn More... are also discussed. Clear examples, helpful diagrams, and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam reinforce key concepts. **The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook**: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed” by Michael L. George, John Maxey, David Rowlands, and Mark Price- Features brief summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean Six Sigma, such as “Pull,” “HeijunkaWhat is Heijunka? Heijunka is a Lean technique for reducing ... Learn More...,” and “Statistical Process ControlWhat Is Process Control? Process control systems refer to th... Learn More... Charts”
- Groups tools by purpose and usage
- Offers a quick, easy reference on using the DMAIC improvement cycle

- Websites (I would suggest subscribing to each of the site’s Newsletters below)
- sixsigmadsi.com
- This is our (Six Sigma Development Solutions) website and it is full of articles about our experience with the tools and methodologies of Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints
- Newsletter: https://bit.ly/RcxevD

- isixsigma.com
- An open forumDefine Brainstorming Imagine that you are faced with a task ... Learn More... for just about every topic about Lean and Six Sigma
- This is where most practitioners go to ask and answer questions
**Newsletter**: https://www.isixsigma.com/newsletter/

- pexnetwork.com (Process Excellence Network)
- Another great resource for Events, Webinars, and Great Information concerning Lean and Six Sigma
- Newsletter: https://www.processexcellencenetwork.com/#joinPopupIDGA

- sixsigmadsi.com

### Theory of Constraints Methodology

** Books **

**The Goal**: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox, and David Whitford- Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try to improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant – or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a professor from their student days – Jonah – to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. The story of Alex’s fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in the industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC), developed by Eli Goldratt.

**Velocity**: Combining Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance – A Business by Dee Jacob, Suzan Bergland, and Jeff Cox- Writer Jeff Cox returns with the vivid, realistic style that made The Goal so readable yet so edifying. Thrust into the presidency of the subsidiary company where she has managed sales and marketing, Amy Cieolara is mandated by her corporate superiors to implement Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in order to appease a key customer. Assigned to help her is LSS Master Black BeltThe utmost level in the Six Sigma hierarchy is the Master Bl... Learn More... Wayne Reese, installed as her operations manager. But as time goes on and corporate pressure mounts, Amy finds she has to start thinking for herself — and learning from everyone around her — and she arrives at the series of steps that form the core of the VELOCITY APPROACH.

### Minitab Help

** Books **

- MINITAB Handbook: Updated for Release 14 by Barbara F. Ryan, Brian L. Joiner, and Jonathan D. Cryer
- Written by developers Barbara Ryan and Brian Joiner, and professor of statistics Jon Cryer, this text illustrates by example and step-by-step instructions how to use MINITAB 14 to explore and analyze data. The book introduces readers to MINITAB software while understanding that they may also be learning statistics at the same time. The authors illustrate how statistical concepts apply to data analysis through examples.

- MINITAB Handbook: Update for Release 16 by Barbara F. Ryan, Brian L. Joiner, and Jonathan D. Cryer
- This book illustrates by example and step-by-step instructions how to use MINITAB 16 to explore and analyze data and uses examples to illustrate how statistical concepts apply to data analysis.

** Websites **

- minitab.com

#### What Books, Websites, or other Resources would you suggest to Lean and Six Sigma Green Belts (SSGB) Certification?

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