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We are an Accredited Training Organization with the 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."
What is Lean Six Sigma?
Six Sigma is an approach to There are many ways to organize your lean six sigma processe... improvement that was developed in the 1980s by a Motorola scientist. Six Sigma practitioners use project-management, statistics, and financial analysis to improve business functionality. They also correct mistakes and Muda (無駄, on'yomi reading) is a ... Learn More... found in processes. DMAIC is an abbreviation of the five improvement steps it co... Learn More... is the acronym for the five phases of Six Sigma. They are: defining, analyzing, and improving processes, as well as controlling.
What is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt?
LEAN Definition LEAN is a production method aimed primarily ... Learn More... Six Sigma Green Belts are trained professionals who can lead small to medium-sized process improvement projects, analyzing data, identifying root causes, and implementing solutions within their functional areas. They have a deeper understanding of Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies than Yellow Belts. They lead small to medium-sized process improvement projects, analyzing data, identifying root causes, and implementing solutions. Lean Six Sigma Green Belts work under the guidance of Black Belts or Master Balck Belts.
What is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?
A Six Sigma Black Belt A Certified Six Sigma Black Belt can be... Learn More... is a highly skilled practitioner responsible for leading complex process improvement projects. They possess advanced knowledge of statistical tools and data analysis, and they mentor Green Belts and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are capable of driving significant improvements throughout the organization. play a crucial role in achieving significant organizational improvements, reducing defects, and enhancing overall efficiency and quality.
What Is the Salary of a Lean Six Sigma Belt in Seattle, Washington?
The A synonym for “mean”: the sum of a set of values divided... Learn More... Six Sigma Black Belt A Certified Six Sigma Black Belt can be... Learn More... salary in Seattle, WA is $144,800 as of July 25, 2023, but the In statistics, the range of a set of data is the differenc... Learn More... typically falls between $124,200 and $155,900. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent in your profession.
Why Get Certified?
Six Sigma has a major advantage over other What is Quality Control (QC), and why does it matter? A busi... Learn More... methods. It is driven by the customer. Six Sigma is a maximum of 3.4 defects for every million products and service processes. Anything that is not acceptable to the customer is a A defect is a physical, functional, or aesthetic attrib... Learn More....
Why is certification in Lean Six Sigma important in Seattle?
Seattle companies are looking for professionals that can improve customer service, streamline operations, and reduce Muda (無駄, on'yomi reading) is a ... Learn More.... Lean Six Sigma Certification demonstrates that you are an expert in these fields and can be an asset to any company. Lean Six Sigma is universally applicable to all industries, whether you work in healthcare, retail, or technology. This gives you an edge over your competitors, regardless of what industry you are in.
What are certification advantages in Seattle?
- Career Advancement in Seattle: Often, achieving career advancement requires that you have a track record of delivering results. Lean Six Sigma certification demonstrates your ability to achieve this, which opens doors to leadership and promotion opportunities.
- Cost Savings: Seattle’s businesses, where living costs can be as high as the Space Needle itself, are always looking for ways to reduce expenses. Lean Six Sigma can help you identify and eliminate wasteful business processes. This will make you the cost-saving hero of your company.
Companies leading the Six Sigma charge in Seattle.
- Boeing: The aerospace giant Boeing uses Six Sigma to improve the safety and quality of its aircraft. Boeing’s position as the global leader in aviation has been maintained by streamlining its manufacturing processes and reducing Defective definition in Six Sigma: A defective unit is one t... Learn More... rates.
- Amazon: The e-commerce giant is obsessed with efficiency. Amazon has implemented Lean Six Sigma methods into its fulfillment centres to optimize operations, decrease delivery times, keep Seattle’s Prime Members happy, and reduce costs.
- Microsoft: Microsoft, the tech giant, has harnessed Six Sigma in order to improve the quality of their software products. Microsoft’s global customer base has benefited from more reliable software by identifying and eliminating defects early in the process.
Lean Six Sigma Training Seattle, Washington
Public and Onsite Lean Six Sigma Training Seattle, Washington, Accredited by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).
Our Lean Six Sigma Training Seattle, Washington 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!
We use the LEAN Lego Airplane game by Visionary Products to show the Power and sample size The power and sample size estimates ar... Learn More... of the LEAN methodology and concepts like Flow, Pull and Lean 5S Visual Management Training The Lean 5S training tool... Learn More... Visual Management.
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.
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 The Six Sigma Green Belt is a certificate that professionals... Learn More... 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 Six Sigma Black Belt A Certified Six Sigma Black Belt can be... Learn More... training very soon!
Marriot in Seattle Washington by The Seattle Airport
After landing at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, hop on the complimentary shuttle service to our hotel less than a mile away. The local sites are yours to explore, including Westfield Southcenter, the Museum of Flight and Angle Lake Park in SeaTac. Take time out for a delicious meal at Aqua Terra, the hotel’s farm-to-table restaurant serving fresh seafood and tasty American fare. At the end of your day, unwind in the comfort of a spacious hotel room or suite with complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bedding, and a flat-panel TV.
The City of Seattle, Washington
Seattle is located in the Pacific Northwest and is surrounded by mountains, water and forests. It also has thousands of acres worth of parkland. Seattle is Washington State’s biggest city and home to an important tech industry. Microsoft and Amazon have their headquarters in the metropolitan area. Its most famous landmark is the futuristic Space Needle. This 1962 World’s Fair legacy was built as a result of a World’s Fair.
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 Seattle, Washington 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 Seattle, Washington 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 The Six Sigma Green Belt is a certificate that professionals... Learn More... 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?
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 Seattle, Washington 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 Seattle, Washington 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.