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Professional Workshops: Curriculum

Yellow Belt (In-Person and Online)

One-day workshop

  • Six Sigma basics
  • Lean basics
  • Lean Six Sigma—a combined methodology
  • DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) methodology
  • Tools of Lean Six Sigma
  • Important measures
  • Recovery when problems occur
  • Working on a Lean Six Sigma team

Download a detailed curriculum (PDF). Note that this curriculum is specific to the online Yellow Belt workshop, but the in-person workshop covers the same topics in the same order.

Green Belt (In-Person and Online)

In-Person: Five-day workshop (with exam on day five)
Online: Ten half-day sessions (2 sessions per week for 5 weeks)

  • Lean Six Sigma—process, calculations, and definitions
  • The DMAIC methodology with case studies
  • Value stream mapping
  • Statistical process control (SPC)
  • SPC lab
  • Introduction to statistical thinking
  • Probability & probability distributions
  • Confidence—hypothesis and confidence testing
  • ANOVA & introduction to full factorial design of experiments (DOEs)
  • Lean concepts
  • Elective (one): FMEA, DFMA, Lean Six Sigma in services, etc.

Download a detailed curriculum (PDF). Note that this curriculum is specific to the online Green Belt workshop, but the in-person workshop covers the same topics in the same order.

Black Belt (In-Person and Online)

In-Person: Nine-day workshop (with exam on day nine)
Online: 20 half-day sessions (2 sessions per week for 10 weeks)

  • Practical applications of DMAIC and other Lean Six Sigma tools
  • Failure modes & effects analysis (FMEA) & failure analysis (FA)
  • Teamwork: brainstorming tools & effective feedback
  • Intermediate statistics, sample confidence and trial size
  • Technical estimating
  • Cost estimating
  • Teamwork: efficient meetings
  • Probability inferences
  • Statistical process control for non-normal distributions
  • Advanced Lean
  • Optimization techniques
  • Scheduling and sequencing
  • Concurrent engineering & mistake proofing
  • Tear-down analysis
  • Intermediate DOEs—screening and other reduced size designs
  • Planning and executing a Black Belt Project, case studies

Download a detailed curriculum (PDF). Note that this curriculum is specific to the online Black Belt workshop, but the in-person workshop covers the same topics in the same order.