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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt  

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Learn how to contribute to and lead Lean Six Sigma improvement teams. Gain a strong knowledge of how to apply the Lean Six Sigma methodology to the improvement of service & manufacturing based processes enabling cost reductions and improvements in productivity, quality and customer satisfaction. Receive 10 days of intensive, workshop-focused instruction. Those achieving Green Belt status often later progress to Black Belt status by taking the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt transition course.

Who Should Attend

Individuals in service or manufacturing functions who wish to utilize Lean Six Sigma Green Belt tools to drive cost reductions and improvements in quality, productivity and customer satisfaction.


A basic knowledge of algebra is required.


Participants must bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel and Word to class each day. Minitab is used to teach this class but not required on your laptop. Required reading prior to class: "Successfully Implementing Lean Six Sigma" by Keith Gardner. It is available for purchase on Amazon.


80 Hours – 10-day course (two sessions, non-concurrent weeks)

Course content

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
Review the Green Belt fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma. Obtain an understanding of the Lean Six Sigma framework within the organization and the framework of a Lean Six Sigma project: :

  • Benefits of Lean Six Sigma programs
    • Quality, productivity, customer satisfaction and profitability
  • How Six Sigma drives process improvement
    • Process vs product thinking
    • Variation reduction
  • How Lean drives process improvement
    • The types of waste
    • Value streams vs. functions
  • Combining Lean and Six Sigma
  • DMAIC overview
  • Understanding variation reduction
    • In control and out of control
    • Common cause and special cause variation
    • Variation reduction strategies
  • How to effectively implement Lean Six Sigma in an organization
    • Cultural issues
    • Strategic issues
    • Tools issues
  • Lean Six Sigma project methodology
    • Define
    • Measure
    • Analyze
    • Improve
    • Control
  • Transactional case study
Detail the initial phase of the Lean Six Sigma methodology:
  • Project selection
    • Why project selection is critical
    • Getting the voice of the customer
    • Project selection methodologies
  • Project scoping
    • Avoiding scope creep
    • Aligning resources
  • Selecting a team
    • Team size and attributes
    • Core vs. Non-core
  • Developing a comprehensive project charter
    • Problem statement, goal statement, objectives, business case and milestones
  • Value-Stream-Mapping and other process maps
    • Value stream maps
    • Swim lane maps
    • SIPOC maps
    • Spaghetti maps
  • Project planning
    • Developing a robust project plan
Discover measurement assessment and Lean Six Sigma data collection. Key concepts include understanding measurement systems as processes. Core tools center on the assessment of measurement system accuracy, precision and linearity:
  • Measurement Fundamentals
    • Identifying required measurements
    • Measurement planning/measurement plans
    • Identifying "Lean" data needs
  • How to collect data
    • Propriety of data collection
    • Collecting data over time
    • "Converting" attribute data to measurements
  • Measurement discrimination
    • Attribute vs. measurements data
    • How much discrimination is needed
  • Measurement system assessment
    • Attribute data
      • Short method
      • 2x2 matrices
      • Logistic regression
    • Variables data overview
      • Gage R&R
      • Bias studies
Acquire a comprehensive array of tools used to drive to root causes and optimize processes in this statistically intensive section. Receive a firm grounding in basic core Lean Six Sigma tools that are fundamental to improving processes.
  • Core quality tools
    • Graphical Tools
      • Pareto charts
      • Trend charts
      • Run charts
      • Histograms
      • Scatter plots
      • Box Plots
    • Problem solving tools
      • Cause and effect diagrams
      • 5 Whys
      • Is/is not analysis
    • Other core tools
      • Brainstorming and affinity diagrams
      • Prioritization tools
      • Force field analysis
  • Introduction to Statistics
    • Types of data
    • Measures of location, spread and shape
    • Testing for normality
  • Statistical Process Control
    • Control chart concepts (process vs. product revisited)
    • Key variation concepts
    • Attribute data charts
      • Shortcomings of attribute data
      • p chart
      • np chart
      • c chart
      • u chart
    • Variables data control charting
      • Advantages of variables data
      • X and Rm charts
    • Rational sampling
    • Process capability
      • Capability with attribute data
      • Use of Z values
      • Capability indices
  • Attribute data analysis tools
    • Chi-square testing
    • Transforming data
Focus on selecting and implementing process improvements to achieve or exceed project goals in this phase of the Lean Six Sigma process. Key focus is on Lean tools and methods that can drive process improvements:
  • Lean fundamentals
    • Waste
    • Flow
    • Pull vs. push
    • One-piece flow vs. batch
  • 5S– Organizational housekeeping
    • Sort
    • Set
    • Shine
    • Standardize
    • Sustain
    • Implementing 5S
  • Continuous (cellular) flow
    • Fixed position
    • Continuous flow
  • Pull systems/Kanbans
    • Purpose of kanban
    • Types of kanban
    • Kanban calculations
  • Mistake proofing (poke-yoke)
    • Prevention vs. detection
    • Types of poke-yoke
    • Mistaking proofing for transactional processes
  • Standardized work
    • Elements of standard work
    • Documenting
    • Training
  • Visual Management
    • Making the workplace visual
  • Kaizen (continuous improvement methodology)
  • Selecting improvements
    • Utilization of data
    • Brainstorming
    • Prioritization tools
  • Managing change
    • Minimizing resistance
  • Verifying effectiveness with data
Learn multiple methodologies to ensure that the project gains remain effective and in place to maximize benefit to the organization.
  • System and process document control
  • Control and reaction plans
  • Control charts
  • Replication opportunities
  • Communication plans
  • Lessons learned
  • Project documentation
  • Process turnover
  • Audits
  • Team recognition

Tuition Discounts

Discounts are available for UNF alumni. Please call (904) 620-4200 for more information about eligibility.


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt $3,995.00
Dates Time Days Sessions Building
6/15/2015 - 7/24/2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM D 10 UNF Herbert University Center
Schedule Notes:
This class meets 8 am to 4 pm, June 15-19 and July 20-24, 2015
Instructor(s): Keith Gardner

Required reading prior to class: "Successfully Implementing Lean Six Sigma" by Keith Gardner. Available on Amazon.


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Early Bird Rate
Early Bird Rate expires 30 days prior to the class.
Dates Days Sessions Building
9/14/2015 - 10/23/2015 D 10 UNF Herbert University Center
Schedule Notes:
This class meets 8 am to 4 pm, September 14 - 18 and October 19 - 23, 2015
Instructor(s): Keith Gardner

Required reading prior to class: "Successfully Implementing Lean Six Sigma" by Keith Gardner. Available on Amazon.


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt  This class is already in session. $3,995.00
Dates Time Days Sessions Building
4/27/2015 - 9/18/2015 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM D 20 UNF Herbert University Center
Schedule Notes:
This class meets 6 to 9 p.m. April 27 - May 1, June 1 - 5, July 20 - 24, September 14 - 18, 2015
Instructors: Keith Gardner

Required reading prior to class: "Successfully Implementing Lean Six Sigma" by Keith Gardner. Available on Amazon.


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