Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

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About this Course

The Yellow Belt certification is a two day program that provides an overall insight into the techniques of Six Sigma, its metrics, and basic improvement methodologies. A Yellow Belt participates as a core team member or subject matter expert (SME) on a project or projects. Six Sigma Yellow Belt training provides an introduction to process management and the basic tools of Six Sigma, giving employees a stronger understanding of processes, enabling each individual to provide meaningful assistance in achieving the organization’s overall objectives. Our Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification improves: 

  • The effectiveness of employees in their support role of Six Sigma
  • Personnel buy-in of Six Sigma
  • Day-to-day workplace activities (resulting in a reduction of cycle times, improved quality, and less waste)

The Yellow Belt gathers data, participates in problemsolving exercises, and adds their personal experiences to the exploration process. Not only do Yellow Belts learn the skills necessary to identify, monitor, and control profiteating practices in their own processes, but they are also prepared to feed that information to Black Belts

CEU and PDU credits will be provided to students after successfully completing the training and required exam. In addition, attendees must attend all training and participate in all classroom exercises. If a student misses more than one day of training, make up work must be completed before the final exam may be taken and a training certificate, CEU’s or PDU’s will be issued at this time. Individuals interested in receiving PDU’s or CEU’s must pass a comprehensive online exam. 

  • 16 PDU’s will be awarded for successful completion of the two day Yellow Belt training and the final exam.
  • 1.6 CEU’s will be awarded for successful completion of the two day Yellow Belt training and the final exam.

Course Content

During this course, student will cover:

  • Process Maps (SIPOC and the Input/Output Maps)
  • C&E Matrix
  • FMEA
  • Basic Statistics
  • Introduction to Minitab
  • Creating Graphs (Basic Quality Tools)

Course Outline

Day 1

Lean Six Sigma Overview - 2 hrs.

A brief history of both Lean and Six Sigma process improvement methodologies are introduced to help set the stage for the various techniques and tools to be taught throughout the course. The process improvement structure, the DMAIC roadmap, is explained and shown how it applies to various process performance issues. The concepts of inefficiency and ineffectiveness of processes are linked to the Lean Six Sigma methodology to affirm the application of the methods to all types of processes.

Define Phase and Project Selection - 3 hrs.

Proper definition, scoping and selection are critical in the success of any process improvement project. Participants are challenged to define their project including defining the Problem, the Process associated with the Problem, Metrics for measuring success, and the business value of the project.

Six Sigma Organizational Deployment - 1 hrs.

For an effective and beneficial deployment and integration of Lean Six Sigma methods there needs to be a defined support structure along with various roles and responsibilities. Presented here are attributes of the various roles, expectations of each role, and success factors for effectively completing meaningful projects.

Process Variables Mapping - 3 hrs. Rolls into day 2.

Establishing the existing process flow, the steps involved in the process, and the various contributing factors to the process performance is a foundational tool in determining the root cause of the variability in the baseline process. This is not a standard “flowchart” - it is a deeper evaluation, searching for Root Cause.


Day 2 - Continuation of Process Mapping.

Cause and Effects Matrix - 2.5 hrs.

It is absurd to expect each factor identified to be deeply researched with its regards to the overall process performance. The Cause and Effects matrix is a detailed, systematic prioritization tool to help establish which factors to address, based on their relationships to the process performance measures.

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) - 3 hrs.

Once factors are prioritized, an in-depth view of the top ranked factors is taken to determine if they are susceptible to failure. The relationship between factor failure, the effects on the process and customer, the causes for the failures, and current controls in the process are evaluated to establish high risk environments. Actions are then identified for the high risk relationships to help mitigate the risk of failure. Participants are led through the idiosyncrasies of this complex tool to make it effective for evaluating potential failures in their process occurances. Participants will learn the difference between Short and Long Term variability, and various capability indices for variables type data.

Basic Lean Tools in DMAIC - 1.5 hrs.

Every process can benefit from efficiency improvement. This introduction to basic Lean tools will provide the participants insight on basic Lean tools including, 5S, the Theory of Constraints, and Value Stream Mapping.