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Lean Six Sigma Training Options

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Onsite (at your organization), Virtual, or Hybrid of both.

Onsite Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training offers a focused learning experience tailored to your company’s needs. Our instructors relate the tools to each teams specific project.

On-Line, On-Demand training

Online on-demand training lets you learn at your own pace, fitting it around your schedule. You experience the same training as our on-site classes, but at your convenience. To regiter for an online class —CLICK HERE

The Yellow Belt Certification Journey

Starting your Journey

You can either attend one of our onsite classes at your organization (or virtually), or you can choose an online, on demand (self paced) course. Each mode of delivery uses the same Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt digital curriculum through a secure digital portal hosted by Mimeo, Inc. The curriculum can be accessed on any device that has connection to the Internet.

The course is focused on teaching you how to solve a real-world process problem (that you define) through using the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt toolset.

You will learn and use powerful tools like the SIPOC, Value Stream Map, Fishbone Digram, and Spaghetti Map in your journey to streamline a process.

The result will be a visual representation of your current state process, as well as the future state and the data that led you to the future state.

Interactive Live, Virtual, and Online (on-demand) training

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Making the Process “Come Alive”

We will teach you how to take the valuable information from your SME’s (Subject Matter Experts) head, and make it VISUAL! The real process and opportunities will be revealed from using the Lean Sigma Sigma Yellow Belt toolset.

You can use flip-charts and colored post-it notes in your onsite “war room” or you can you use a digital collaboration tool like MIRO to work with teammates that are remote.

If you choose MIRO, we already have a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt template pre-developed waiting for you and your team to “fill in the blanks”.

If you would like to see the complete Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt project example on a Digital MIRO board, —CLICK HERE— (you will have to sign in to veiw the board).

Roadmap to certification

Whether you attend one of our onsite classes at your organization (or virtually), or you choose an online, on demand (self paced) course, you will follow the same roadmap to Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

You will use our “Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt DMAIC Phase Deliverables” MS Excel Workbook which contains detailed instructions for completing each of the DMAIC Phases.

Each DMAIC phase is represented by a different color tab (in this example, you see that the “Define” phase is represented by a light blue tab. Each tab in the phase is a required tool to complete before the phase can be approved by your Master Black Belt mentor.

To view a “read only” version of the”Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt DMAIC Phase Deliverables”, — CLICK HERE

Project mentoring by a MBB

Once you complete the 2-day course, we don’t just and say “good bye” and let you struggle on your your own (or as a a team) to finish your Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt project. As part of the cost of your class (which means no extra cost to you), we mentor you for up to 180-days to complete your Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt project. Our goal is to get you past the finish line.

We will mentor you through each phase of the DMAIC process to complete your project and provide return on investment for your training.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course Includes:

  • Lean Six Sigma Concepts Overview
  • Developing the Lean Six Sigma Project Charter
  • Completing the SIPOC to Ensure the Correct Focus
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to Identify Waste
  • Using the “Quick Change Process Mapping Technique” for Process Discovery
  • Root Cause Analysis using the 5-Why and Fishbone
  • How to Select, Manage and Control the Right Solutions
  • We will use digital and live physical simulations during the course

You will be engaged in defining, measuring, analyzing, improving, and controlling a “real world” opportunity as you learn the powerful tools of the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Once you complete your project sucessfully, you will be awarded a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Responsibilities

A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt typically has a basic knowledge of  Lean Six Sigma, but does not lead projects on their own. A Yellow Belt participates as a core team member or subject matter expert (SME) on a project or projects.

In addition, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belts may be responsible for running smaller process improvement projects. These smaller Yellow Belt projects often get escalated to the Green Belt or Black Belt level where a DMAIC methodology is used to maximize cost savings.

What is a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt?

A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is an individual who has a solid understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology. They can either be responsible for small-scale Lean Six Sigma projects, or they can work in a team on large-scale and complex Lean Six Sigma projects. They will be supervised by either a Green Belt (or Black Belt) for the latter.

A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is able to understand the DMAIC methodology. Yellow Belts will be taught how to apply Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques for the benefit of the organization.

Take, for example:

  • The Control phase taught you tools such as control charts, individuals and moving range charts. These ensure sustainable gains during process improvement.
  • Understanding the Measure phase will give you a solid understanding of its many tools. These tools include process maps, histograms and capability analysis. These tools can be used to boost the efficiency of an organization’s process improvement efforts.

You can get a fast track into Lean Six Sigma.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belts are awarded in an average of two to seven weeks. This is due to the pace of modern life, both professionally and personally, which can take a lot of time. However, one does not have to commit so much time to become a Yellow Belt. Training to become a Yellow Belt takes only 2-3 days.

This will allow you to quickly contribute to your company’s efforts to eliminate variation in its processes. Variation is something the customer does not expect. It is worth it considering the knowledge and skills that you will gain. You will also be ready to learn Lean Six Sigma concepts more with a Green Belt and Black Belt certification.

Advance in your career

A Yellow Belt certificate will give you more opportunities to move up in your company as an individual. You will be valuable to your organization if you invest the time to learn new skills. This will allow you to rise to higher salaries and positions. Lean Six Sigma certifications, in particular, show that you are committed to improving your organization’s performance using proven analytical tools. You will notice a difference in your organization.

It can make you a standout candidate

You will also be more attractive on the job market if you have a Yellow Belts certification. Lean Six Sigma certification will make your resume stand out from the rest. It shows that you can take a systematic approach to solving problems and eliminating root causes. This is especially important in situations when a regular candidate would throw in the towel.

Improved Lean Six Sigma Project Success

You’ll be an integral part Lean Six Sigma projects as a Yellow Belt. Although Black Belts and Green Belts are important, it’s the Yellow Belts who get things done. They are responsible for supporting the higher Belts. They are essential members of the team, and process improvements can be slowed down if they are not present.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long do we have to complete the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt project?

You have 180 days from your course completion date (for onsite students) and 180-days your course registration date (for online students) to complete your Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt project. You can extend the project deadline 90-days for $250 USD. You are allowed up to two extensions.

Is there a test requirement for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification?

If you choose the online, on-demand (self-paced) course, you will be required to both pass an exam and complete a project. The onsite training does not include a test.

Can I certify as a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt by only taking a test?

No. If you choose the online, on-demand (self-paced) course, you will be required to both pass an exam and complete a project. The onsite training does not include a test.

Will an instructor from Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc. mentor me through my project?

Yes. The price you or your company paid for your course will include 180 days of project mentorship through the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt DMAIC process.

Can we work as teams on the project?

Yes. You can work on a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt project as a team of no more than four yellow belt candidates that have all attended our onsite or online training.

How do I identify a project to work on?

You are required to identify a project to apply the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt tools. We will give you a project identification and proposal tool to help you. We will also work with you to identify a project that will get you to a certification.

What are the prerequisites to take the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course?

There are no prerequisites to the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course or certification.

Do you offer “Buy Now Pay Later” installment payments?

Yes (only for our online, on-demand course). You can split the purchases into 4 interest-free, bi-weekly payments with no late fees. You can also enjoy the flexibility of 6,12, or 24-month payment plans, $0 down, and no sign-up “fees” or late fees.

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