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Six Sigma Green Belt

This Six Sigma training course is designed to equip individuals to achieve ‘Six Sigma Green Belt’ status. The role of the Six Sigma Green Belt is to support major change initiatives, and to lead smaller process improvement exercises.

This Six Sigma Green Belt Training…

… has been devised so that key concepts are understood and absorbed through a series of activities. There are three separate sessions, each of two days, separated by a one month gap to allow application and progress on participants own projects.

Key revision sessions during the training ensure that ideas are reinforced and concepts clarified, while participants report progress and receive guidance as an integral part of the program.

Statistical tools are presented in a practical and immediately useful way. Spreadsheet files are provided to all participants to use as templates for easy, efficient analysis.

Features

  • Tools are fully integrated into Six Sigma and the DMAIC methodology; Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve & Control.
  • Visual treatment of analytical techniques leading to more insights and rapid improvements.
  • Improve your own business processes while you learn.
  • Competency assessment based on how you apply the learning’s to your project.

Who should attend Six Sigma Green Belt Training?

People who need…

  • … a thorough appreciation of the Six Sigma approach
  • … to carry out process improvement projects
  • … to assist Six Sigma Black Belts with major exercises.

MODULE 1: Green Belt Foundations – 4 days

The tools and techniques of Six Sigma are introduced by a series of hands on tasks, which simulate real world projects.

Participants are expected to progressively develop skill and confidence in applying the techniques.

On day four they solve a demanding problem, by applying everything they have learned, with minimum assistance. After this, they plan their own Green Belt project.

CONTENT

Introduction

  • Six Sigma background
  • The DMAIC improvement method
  • The need to integrate the DMAIC method, team leadership skills and analytical tools to achieve effective change
  • Essentials of team leadership and meeting facilitation.

Define

  • Understanding the goal & forming a team
  • Focusing on the key business aspects of the topic; Process mapping; Pareto
  • How to measure the goal
  • Distinguishing between transformational processes, and transactional processes
  • The Team Charter and Ground Rules.

Measure

  • Assessing the measurement system to ensure that the data is meaningful
  • Discovering possible input factors, or x’s
  • Collecting data and assessing process stability & capability
  • The radar chart for measuring team performance

Analyse

  • The three type of analysis…
    • Technical
    • Process flow
    • Statisitical
      …. and how to use them
    • How to use visual tools to search for influencing factors
    • Regression, Analysis of Variance, Hypothesis Testing & other techniques likely to be used by a ‘Green Belt’
    • How to analyse value added and non-value added steps & identify the critical path

Improve

  • Design of experiments to establish causal factors
  • Creative techniques to generate alternative actions
  • The solution matrix & pilot trial

Control

  • Failure mode & effect analysis to anticipate problems with the solution
  • Statistical process control to verify success
  • Control plans & error proofing to maintain the gains

Team Leadership

  • Team selection & formation
  • Consensus tools for effective decisions making
  • The project charter
  • Running Six Sigma meetings and monitoring performance.

Application – Phase 1

Participants apply the tools and techniques to their own projects.

MODULE 2: Guidance, Competency and Consolidation

Project Presentation & Competency Assessment

Participants present actions & data on their projects, and receive guidance. They are advised on content needed to demonstrate Green Belt level of competence, and invited to submit a document for assessment on completion of their project.

DMAIC Consolidation

Tools and techniques learned in Module One are reinforced and applied to a hands-on process improvement task.

Presenters

The program will be presented by Alan Long, Glenda Crawford.

Alan is a Chartered Statistician (Royal Statistical Society) with many years experience in business and industry, and a reputation for explaining complex techniques in a practical, understandable, and useful way.

Glenda is a specialist in behavioural, communication and interpersonal skills with a BSc(Hons) and an MBA from London Business School. She has the reputation of taking theoretical principles and helping delegates applying them to their own positions.

Fee

$3,600 excluding GST ($3,960 including GST). Fee includes Green Belt Manual, computer spreadsheet files for data analysis, lunch & refreshments. Please refer to our standard terms and conditions for further registration details.

Certification

Participants whose project report demonstrates effective use of Six Sigma will receive a Certificate of Competence.

A Certificate of Attendance will also be available and, for an additional fee, a Certificate of Competence can also be obtained by a satisfactory mark in a written exam.

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