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We are an Accredited Training Organization with the IASSC

Certified as an Accredited Training Organization with the International Association of Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).

"The IASSC Accredited Training Organization (ATO) designation validates Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc. has demonstrated adequate management systems, courseware with a high degree of correlation to the subject matter contained in the IASSC Bodies of Knowledge, delivery schema consistent with such content and highly qualified instructors."

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What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is a dynamic methodology for enhancing performance by systematically eliminating operational inefficiencies and minimizing process variations through collaborative team efforts. This innovative approach merges the principles of Lean Management and Six Sigma, working in synergy to accelerate the creation of value within business processes.

What Is a Six Sigma Green Belt?

The Six Sigma Green Belt embodies an evolving level of expertise. These practitioners possess a comprehensive understanding of methodologies, enabling them to proficiently lead moderate-scale process improvement projects. As project leaders, Green Belts steer cross-functional teams toward significant process improvements. Their competence in data analysis, root cause identification, and solution implementation results in increased efficiency and fewer defects within their designated domains. Green Belts emerge as catalysts for substantial change within their organizational spheres.

What Is a Six Sigma Black Belt?

The Six Sigma Black Belt emerges as the visionary behind significant organizational transformation. Armed with advanced statistical proficiency, these experts navigate complex process enhancement endeavors. They delve deeply into data analysis, untangle intricate root causes, and orchestrate comprehensive solutions. Beyond project leadership, Black Belts serve as mentors to Green Belts, ensuring a seamless approach to process optimization. Through defect mitigation and efficiency enhancement, Black Belts propel operational excellence, guiding the organization toward strategic milestones.

What Is the Salary of a Lean Six Sigma Belt in Anchorage, Alaska?

The average Six Sigma Master Black Belt salary in Anchorage, AK is $188,500 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $162,800 and $215,100. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

Why get Certified?

Securing a Six Sigma certification showcases a profound grasp of statistical analysis, problem-solving methodologies, and adept project management capabilities. It signifies an individual’s capacity to spearhead process enhancement endeavors, instigate organizational transformations, and produce quantifiable outcomes.

Why is Certification in Lean Six Sigma Important in Anchorage, Alaska?

Anchorage businesses can leverage Lean Six Sigma’s systematic problem-solving approach to streamline operations, reduce costs, and enhance quality, ultimately increasing competitiveness in a challenging economic and environmental landscape. Certified Lean Six Sigma practitioners also play an invaluable role in Alaska’s wider sustainability goals by optimizing processes to minimize environmental impacts through process optimization and waste reduction.

What are The Certification Advantages in Anchorage, Alaska?

Certification in fields like Lean Six Sigma are in line with Alaska’s focus on resource optimization and environmental sustainability, making certified professionals valuable contributors to Alaska’s economic and ecological goals. Furthermore, certifications may lead to greater earning potential – something particularly valuable in Anchorage’s competitive job market – further strengthening Anchorage, Alaska as an economy.

Who Has Adopted Six Sigma in Anchorage, Alaska?

Companies from industries like oil and gas, healthcare, logistics and manufacturing have realized the benefits of Six Sigma for improving operational efficiency, cutting costs and improving product or service quality.

Lean Six Sigma Training Anchorage Alaska

Public and Onsite Lean Six Sigma Training Anchorage Alaska, Accredited by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC). 

Our Lean Six Sigma Training Anchorage courses are full of Games, Videos, Simulations and other active learning. We will be using engaging  learning tools like LEGOs, Paper Helicopters and Catapults to learn the Importance of Statistics and Data when Solving a Process problem. You will learn Powerful Root Cause Analysis Tools. We will be using Minitab as a statistical analysis tool throughout the course. The Instructors will keep you engaged and excited!

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We use the LEAN Lego Airplane game by Visionary Products to show the power of the LEAN methodology and concepts like Flow, Pull and 5S Visual Management.

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We use simulations to show the students how important it is to have GOOD DATA and how to verify that that the data they use to analyze the process is good data.

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We show the students powerful ways to “discover” what is happening in their process like Quick Change Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping.

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We visit high schools to show them the power of LEAN and Six Sigma through tools like the Statapult (Statistics Catapult).

Lean Six Sigma Certification Options

Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more detail on our different certification options.

We hope to see you in one of our classes!

What our Clients Have to Say 

I received my Lean Six Sigma Green belt from Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc.. The class was a mix of traditional in person students (that were in the classroom physically) and virtual students (who were signed in via GoToMeeting) and was engaging every day of class.

I also chose to complete a lean six sigma project (versus taking the IASSC Certification Examination) to get my certificate, and I had the help of the team at SSDSI all the way through. I plan to attend the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training very soon!

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Holiday Inn Express Anchorage

The hotel’s convenient location gives you ease of access to all parts of the city and surrounding area. Located just 2 miles from Anchorage International Airport, the hotel’s 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle will quickly get you started on your adventure. Start your day with the Express Start Hot Breakfast Bar, a dip in the indoor pool, or a quick workout in the exercise room, Holiday Inn Express Anchorage Airport will help in making your stay in Alaska one to remember.

The City of Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is situated in the southern central region of the state along the shores of the Cook Inlet. It boasts a rich cultural heritage, highlighted by attractions like the Alaska Native Heritage Center, where traditional crafts are exhibited, dances are performed, and authentic dwellings of indigenous communities are recreated. The city serves as a starting point for exploring the pristine wilderness and majestic mountains of the region, such as the Chugach, Kenai, and Talkeetna ranges.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are the courses designed as preparation for the IASSC exams or for individuals wanting to get a better understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology?

Our course is designed to produce effective practitioners of Lean Six Sigma. Our Lean Six Sigma Training Anchorage, Alaska classes are focused on the completion of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt project for certification. We are not a “boot camp” for the IASSC test. If your goal is to take the IASSC test (as is the goal of many of our clients), then let us know and we will point you to resources, along with our course, that will prepare you for the IASSC test.

Are your courses more geared towards LEAN or Six Sigma? How would you differentiate the two?

Our course in geared towards both Lean and Six Sigma. The difference between the two methodologies are:

  • The goal of Six Sigma is to eliminate defects, thereby improving quality and efficiency, by optimizing and improving all business processes.
  • The goal of Lean is to cut out wasteful steps in the creation of a product so that only steps that directly add value to the customer are taken thereby streamlining the process.

Our course teaches the core tools of both methodologies. We practice the Pareto concept in the development and delivery of our curriculum. What this means is we teach the 20% of the tools that are used 80% of the time. This allows us to shorten our class delivery time to five days. For the other 80% of the tools, we give you references (articles, tutorials, etc.).

What is the deadline to complete the Lean Six Sigma project?

If you choose to complete the project option for certification, you are required to complete the project in no more than six (6) months from the last day of your class. We (SSDSI) will mentor you for up to six (6) months from the last day of your course. The project mentorship is included in the price you paid to attend the course.

Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more information.

If you choose to take the IASSC test for your certification option, what is the deadline to take the IASSC test (once you have completed the course)?

If you choose to take the IASSC test for your certification option, there is no deadline to take the IASSC test after completion of our course. We suggest that that you wait no more than two weeks to complete the test so that the information you learned in class is still fresh in your mind.

If you choose to take the IASSC test, we will still offer mentorship of the project (or up to six (6) months from the last day of your course).

Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more information.

If we decide to take the IASSC exam, will you supply us with resources we need to study from for the test?

Yes. In your Lean Six Sigma Training Anchorage, Alaska class, we will give you the extra resources to study in preparation for the IASSC examination.

What are the prerequisites to take the five (5) day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course?

In order to take the 5 day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course you must presently be certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt by either the IASSC (international Association for Six Sigma Certification), the ASQ (American Society for Quality) or SSDSI (our firm, Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc.). See Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course Prerequisites for more information.

If you are not certified by one of these three sources, and you have required prerequisite Lean Six Sigma Green Belt knowledge, then you can take the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt test through the IASSC for $295. When you pass the test, you will then meet our prerequisite. See Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course Prerequisites for more information.

If you presently do not have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and your goal is to become a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you can choose our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program.

I see you offer public Green Belt courses followed by a Black Belt course in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program. Is there a discount If a person registers for both classes?

We offer a 10% discount for three (3) or more employees registered from the same organization in the same class. If less than three employees registered from the same organization in the same class for both classes (the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt class and the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt class) the total cost would be $5,998.

See the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program for more information.

Upon completing your Green Belt or Black Belt course, how do you take the exam? Do you offer the IASSC exam at the end of the course, or is that something the individual would do on their own?

The IASSC Green Belt Exam and the IASSC Black Belt Exam are offered only by the IASSC for an additional fee (on top of our class fee). We (SSDSI) do not give the exam at the end of class. The IASSC Green Belt Exam and the IASSC Black Belt Exam are offered as an on-demand web based exam.

Can an individual take the IASSC test as well as have a Master Black Belt Mentor them through their project?

Yes. We (SSDSI) will offer to mentor you for up to six (6) months from the last day of your course whether you take the IASSC test or not. The project mentorship is included in the price you paid to attend the course.

What statistical software will we be using in class?

We will be using a 30-day trial license of the most recent version of Minitab. You will have the option to buy Minitab at the end of the 30-day trial. If you decide not to continue the license, we have free Excel Alternatives to the Minitab statistical analysis.

Do I need any prerequisite knowledge for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course (like statistics or a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification)?

No. You can come into our Lean Six Sigma Training Anchorage, Alaska class without any prerequisite knowledge. All you need is an open mind, the will to learn and the discipline to follow through to complete your certification.

Do you accept company Purchase Orders as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses?

Yes, we accept company Purchase Orders as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses. Please contact us at [email protected] or 866-922-6566 for more information.

Do you offer any financing options as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Training Anchorage, Alaska Public courses?

No. We do not offer any financing options as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses. In order to reserve a seat in one of our classes, you will be required to submit payment in full prior to the class with either a credit card or a purchase order.

Do you provide Lean Six Sigma training onsite at an organization (as opposed to public training for multiple organizations at a training center)?

Yes. We provide Lean Six Sigma training onsite at an organization (as opposed to public training at for multiple organizations at a training center). See our Lean Six Sigma Onsite Training and Certification page for more information.

Are the online courses that you offer on-demand (meaning I can sign on to the course and take the course modules when I want to)? Or are they live courses with a live instructor?

Our LVC (Live Virtual Courses) are live courses with a live instructor. If you choose to take our LVC courses, you will have the option to attend a live training in any one of our training sites. For example, we may have a live training at one of our training centers in Dallas, Texas. You may be located in Denver, Colorado and not able to attend a local Denver class. You can sign onto the Dallas class through a WebEx session and attend the Dallas class virtually.

You also have the option of attending a pure LVC course. These courses are given only online with a live instructor.

For more information see Lean Six Sigma Live Virtual Classroom Certification Programs

Will my payment for the public course be refunded if I can’t attend the class?

Yes. If you decide to cancel your class, you will need to submit an official request for a refund 11 business days prior to the start of your scheduled class. To review our Public Training Cancellation Policy please visit https://sixsigmadsi.com/public-classroom-and-webinar-training-cancellation-policy/.

How long are the public Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt classes?

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Public classes are one full week (5 consecutive days, 40 hours). Our public classes run Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Do you offer weekend or night public classes?

No. We do not offer evening or weekend public classes. All classes are Monday through Friday during typical business hours. If you require night or evening courses, your local university or technical school may be able to help.

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