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Six Sigma Advanced (Green Belt)

Duration: 78 hours self-paced
Access: 12 months
Audience: Team Leaders, Quality Managers
Certification: Yes
Accredited by: GEL
Exam: Submission of Work-based project
Mock Exam: Self-assessment exercise included

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Overview

About this course
The Advanced Green Belt course is designed to assist you to become a practicing Six Sigma professional. It is a self-contained basis for practicing as a Six Sigma Green Belt, but upon completing the course you can also continue to become a Six Sigma Black Belt.

These two courses are designed to be compatible with the competency requirements of the new international standard for Six Sigma and Lean, ISO18404.

The main objectives of the course are to introduce the ideas behind Six Sigma and the basic tools used in its application, and to provide an advanced appreciation of the Six Sigma Green Belt role.

Audience profile

This course will be of benefit to anyone interested in improving processes, organizations, products or services. It is particularly relevant to managers in all types of organizations including manufacturing, service, public sector and voluntary organizations. It is also of particular interest to manufacturing and other engineers. It is a good solid step into Six Sigma practice.

Syllabus
Module 1 – Introduction to Six Sigma, Quality and Standards
This module introduces you to the meaning and use of the Six Sigma approach, the underlying concept of variation, the relationships to related Quality Management approaches, basic Six Sigma tools, international ISO standards for Six Sigma, and the nature of Six Sigma improvement projects.

Module 2 – Defining the Project Mission
This module will focus on creativity and creativity tools that can be used in coming up with creative formulations and solutions in (Lean) Six Sigma improvement projects. In the various stages of DMAIC it is important to think `outside of the box`, rather than thinking in the same old way, with the same constraints. We need creative solutions.

Module 3 – Project Reviews and Management
This module concentrates on the review and management of Six Sigma projects.
Project management is a very big subject. It provides concepts, tools and techniques to manage relatively small projects, such as Six Sigma projects, through to mega projects like sending men to Mars. You should use these concepts and tools to a depth suited to your particular project. In this module we will explore the basic concepts and tools of project management, and recognize their application to Six Sigma projects.

Module 4 – Introduction to Statistics and Excel
This module concentrates on Statistical techniques for summarizing data, and makes extensive use of Microsoft Excel. It assumes no previous knowledge of Excel. If you are already familiar with Excel, you may find some of the explanations unnecessary and you will get through this module more quickly than others.

Module 5 – Statistical Process Control (SPC)
This module concentrates on Statistical Process Control. This is one of the most powerful and frequently used tools in Six Sigma projects.

Module 6 – Root Cause Analysis
This module looks at identifying root causes in order to solve problems and make our processes, products and services more consistent.

Module 7 – Bench-marking
This module creates an understanding of Bench-marking, and shows you how to identify and select appropriate sources of data. It also shows you how to avoid the common pitfalls of bench-marking.

Module 8 – Introduction to Design of Experiments (DoE)
This module looks at choices in experimental design, and the Taguchi methodology.

Pre-requisites
None

Assessment

The course is assessed by a case study based examination at the end. This requires you to think about the problem, analyse data, and summarize your understanding and views in written form. It is not just a multiple choice test. It gets you to use some statistical methods from the course, as well as to apply creativity and other tools.

Our Advanced Green Belt course is assessed by several short end-of-module quizzes, interactive exercises and the submission of a work project to your Six Sigma Tutor. If successful, you will be awarded an Advanced Green Belt Certificate.

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