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Lean Six Sigma Certification

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification


  • Traditional Classroom: 8-day
  • Virtual Instructor-led: Sixteen 3.5-hour sessions

Lean Six Sigma quality-improvement methods focus on reducing defects, streamlining processes, and improving product quality. This program focuses on the main steps in the Lean Six Sigma approach.

Green Belt training provides individuals with a methodology and tools to deliver successful projects as a Lean and Six Sigma project team member. Teams will be established during the course and are expected to identify a project they can work on. Throughout the training, in teams of three to four, they will have the opportunity to apply concepts and techniques. This training will allow employees to be valuable assets to drive the organization’s goals and objectives in the future.


Target Audience

Green Belt training is targeted for core team members who will be focused on tools usage and DMAIC and Lean Principles for process improvement projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and apply the Lean and DMAIC models as a framework to drive process improvement activities.
  • Learn and apply skills in process management, Lean, change management, and basic statistical analysis to business issues.
  • Apply basic statistical analysis to determine the relationship between key inputs and outputs.
  • Transition projects from phase to phase using DMAIC.
  • Define both bottom-line and “soft” cost savings from improvements.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

To achieve a CEG Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, each participant must successfully complete the course, which includes attending all sessions, completing assignments, passing a final exam, and completing a relevant team project within 12 months of the class end-date.

Course Outline


Module 1: Overview of Lean Six Sigma
  • Introduction
  • Goals
  • Agenda
Module 1: Continuous Improvement
  • Process Improvement
  • Key Six Sigma Concepts
    • Exercise: Methodology Selection
  • Green Belt Roadmap
    • Exercise: Reinforcing the Six Sigma Mindset
Module 2: Define Phase
  • Project Selection
  • Team Charter
    • Exercise: Develop a Charter Using Your Team Project
  • Focus on the Customer
    • Exercise: Voice of the Customer (VOC)
  • High-Level Process Map: COPIS
    • Exercise: Analyze a Process Using COPIS
  • Team Dynamics and Performance
    • Exercise: Constructive Conflict
Module 3: Measure Phase
  • Exercise: Inspection
  • Define Measurement
    • Exercise: Identifying Output and Input Measures
  • Collect Data
    • Exercise: Classifying Measurements
    • Exercise: Creating and Interpreting a Pareto Chart
    • Exercise: Operational Definitions
  • Understand Variation
    • Exercise: Identify Variation
    • Exercise: Defining an Acceptable Sigma
Module 4: Analyze Phase
  • Identify Possible Causes
    • Exercise: Analyze Preliminary Data
    • Exercise: Variance and Standard Deviation
    • Exercise: Create a Stem-and-Leaf Plot
    • Exercise: 8 Forms of Waste
    • Exercise: Applying 5S Using Your Team Project
  • Narrow to Root Causes
    • Pareto Charts and Stratification
    • Exercise: Cause and Effect (Fishbone) Diagrams
    • Exercise: Using 5 Whys
    • Exercise: Correlation and Regression Analysis
    • Run Charts
  • Quantify the Opportunity
    • Exercise: Quantifying the Opportunity Using Team Projects
Module 5: Improve Phase
  • Identify and Synthesize Solutions
    • Exercise: Use the Various Types of Brainstorming
    • Exercise: Applying Idea Synthesis Tools to Your Team Project
  • Select Solutions
    • Exercise: Must-Have Criteria
    • Input/Effort Matrix
    • N/3 Process
    • NGT Process
    • Exercise: Apply Prioritization Tools to Team Project
    • Exercise: Criteria-Based Matrix
    • Exercise: High-Level Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Pilot Solutions
    • Plan-Do-Check-Act
    • Exercise: Build an FMEA
    • Exercise: Plan and Run a Pilot
  • Implement Full-Scale Solutions
    • Mistake-Proofing
    • Troubleshooting
  • Change Leadership
    • Exercise: Elevator Speech
    • Exercise: Create a Shared Need
Module 6: Control Phase
  • Exercise: The Power of Control
  • Update Documentation
    • Standardization
    • Exercise: Process Management Plan
  • Monitor Process
    • Exercise: Establish a Monitoring Rhythm
    • Exercise: Control Charts
  • Manage Process
    • Exercise: Develop Communication Plan for Team Project
    • Exercise: Visual Management Systems
  • Closing Thoughts and Action Planning

Duke Continuing Studies


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification ProgramYou can also earn this certificate through CEG’s alliance with Duke Continuing Studies to build professional credibility with quality training backed by a renowned higher-education institution.

Participants who opt for the CEG/Duke Continuing Studies Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Program are required to pass a 30-question exam at the end of each 3-day session to earn a co-branded certificate of completion jointly issued from CEG and Duke Continuing Studies.

MDP1546 Course Code


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