What You Will Learn

Expert problem-solvers and project leaders are necessary to change the performance trajectory of an organization. But it’s also necessary to have the right people in the right support roles—paving the way for effective project work and sustaining performance gains. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training provides an often-missing element of change program success: the need to sew performance gains into the fabric of everyday operational management and process control. Lean Six Sigma yellow belts can do this as critical lynchpins between change agents (like black belts) and process workers.

This course prepares process owners and others to function in this way by exposing them to Lean Six Sigma concepts, constructs and vernacular. It also gives them skills for mapping processes and collecting data, important groundwork that black belts and Lean leaders need to be effective.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt training provides an overall insight to the techniques of Six Sigma, its metrics, and basic improvement methodologies. A Yellow Belt has a basic knowledge of Six Sigma, but does not lead projects on his own. A Yellow Belt participates as a core team member on a project or projects. Yellow Belts may often be responsible for running smaller process improvement projects using the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) methodology. PDCA enables Yellow Belts to identify processes that could benefit from improvement. These smaller Yellow Belt projects often get escalated to the Green Belt or Black Belt level where a DMAIC methodology is used to maximize cost savings using Statistical Process Control. 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.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the origins of Lean and Lean thinking
  • Identify the five principles of Lean and the eight types of waste
  • Participate as an active team member in a Lean Kaizen event
  • Understand Six Sigma and the benefits it brings to an organization
  • Comprehend the five-step DMAIC process and use certain tools within each phase
  • Apply new skills for collecting and analyzing data
  • Gain a new understanding of mistake proofing processes and apply other Lean concepts, tools and methods

How You Will Learn

This program is offered in both classroom and online format. The classroom version of LSS Yellow Belt transfers needed knowledge and skills to students via interactive lecture, group exercises, process and tool simulations and individual exercises.

In the classroom, BMGI master consultants are interesting and engaging, transferring knowledge from their extensive industry experience and thorough set of course content. Instructors also vigorously challenge students to stretch themselves, and support them in this regard, so they can extract the most value from the experience.

As with all BMGI courses, this course has an applied focus, transferring knowhow to students in a way that prepares them to perform necessary improvement tasks in their processes and organizations.

Our certification is not based only on exams but includes real project in the work environment too. Three factors are included in your certification program:

  • Classroom experiential training
  • Individual assignments
  • Mentorship

Course Duration: 5 days but program can be tailored according to team needs. The online version of this course is delivered through BMGI’s interactive, flash-based eLearning system—complete with engaging visual content, simulations, real-world case studies and progressive learning stages that are toll-gated with quizzes. Students master the learning modules at their own pace and in their own time.

Course Length: 6 months to complete the course at own pace. 14 hours of instruction