Six Sigma methodology is relevant in any industry and nearly every organization can benefit from this high impact methodology. Earning your Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Black demonstrates your ability to continuously improve organizational processes. This 100% online course will help you qualify to take the Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt certification exams.
As organizations of all sizes emphasize productivity gains as strategic advantages, more and more are adopting methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma to govern their operations.
According to PayScale.com, professionals with Lean Six Sigma credentials earn $84,000 per year on average.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects job growth across the Management Analyst category to grow by 14% over the coming decade. This is almost triple the growth rate expected for all jobs.
WHAT IS LEAN SIX SIGMA?
"Six Sigma" describes a series of process improvement techniques designed to reduce errors and improve quality in an organization's products and services. "Lean" is a management discipline that seeks to reduce waste and minimize associated costs. "Lean Six Sigma" represents the blending of the two philosophies into an operating system that maximizes quality while minimizing costs.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT LEAN SIX SIGMA BELTS?
In the quality assurance field, Six Sigma certification TRACKS one’s career path from a junior-level specialist to a senior-level manager. So, you would start as a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt early in your career, then move up to Green Belt and eventually become a Black Belt.
WHAT DOES A "YELLOW BELT" IN LEAN SIX SIGMA INDICATE?
The Six Sigma Yellow Belt signifies that you possess a basic understanding of Six Sigma methodology and can work as an individual contributor on Six Sigma projects. Yellow Belts support the Six Sigma team by creating process maps and carrying out smaller projects with direction from Green Belt team members.
WHAT DO LEAN SIX SIGMA YELLOW BELTS DO?
Yellow Belts play a key role executing the tactical aspects of a process improvement project such as gathering data and measuring metrics.
WHO SHOULD BECOME A YELLOW BELT?
An ideal Yellow Belt candidate is serious about making quality improvements within their company. Earning this certification is an initial step to making an impact at your organization without managing teams or projects. While this role is less strategic than Green or Black Belts, it’s a great place to start understanding process improvement.
WHAT DOES A "GREEN BELT" IN LEAN SIX SIGMA INDICATE?
A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt improves productivity by focusing on the tools, methodologies and principles of Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma Green Belts are expected to design, implement and manage productivity improvement projects and campaigns.
WHAT DO LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELTS DO?
The Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma is considered a hands-on credential. Green Belts commonly review processes, develop and deploy improvements using the Lean Six Sigma methodology and then manage the improved processes.
WHAT JOB TITLES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT?
Lean Six Sigma Green Belts may serve in one or more of the following capacities: Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Continuous Improvement Specialist and many more. Lean Six Sigma Green Belts often become Six Sigma Consultants, as well.
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Tracy O'Rourke is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer and presenter. Her clients include the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Washington, Cisco, DC Shoes, GE, and Motorola. She holds a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MBA with an emphasis in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change from Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.
Elisabeth Swan is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience consultant, designer, and executive coach. Her expertise lies in training, process-based organization design, problem-solving, and change management. Her clients include Amazon, Charles Schwab, Burt's Bees, Microsoft, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. She holds a BA in English Literature from Barnard College.
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