Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CLSSYB)


The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is recognized as key contributor in process improvement. They have a working knowledge of the fundamental tools necessary to drive changes in work processes. Yellow Belts are recognized subject-matter expert with an added skill in process improvement methodology.

What's unique with Whitehall's program?

This professional development program focuses on the "why" do it and "how ' to effectively apply the tools on the job.

  • More emphasis on actual and on-the-job practice, less on academic and theories.
  • Grounded on the principles of leading change, innovation, and project management.
  • Facilitated by ASQ Certified Master Black Belt with experience in deploying Lean Six Sigma in Fortune 500 companies.
  • Designed and tested by seasoned practitioners with more than 100 years of combined professional experience with a single focus - to enhance the chance of success for the aspiring belt candidate.

Course Outline & Objectives

I. Introductions

  1. Understand the origins and principles of Lean and Six Sigma
  2. Describe the importance of Lean Six Sigma as an organizational strategy
  3. Identify the different roles and responsibilities
  4. Describe the different phases of the DMAIC process improvement model

II. Define Phase - Set-up the right projects right

  1. Identify opportunities for process improvement
  2. Describe the elements of a project charter
  3. Construct a process map for capturing a business process

III. Measure Phase - Quantify the current performance

  1. Explain the purpose and importance of a Pareto Chart.
  2. Construct a Pareto Chart to prioritize process failure issues.
  3. Explain the purpose and importance of charts and summary statistics.
  4. Distinguish time-related patterns in a trend chart.
  5. Assess the performance of a process using a trend chart.
  6. Summarize process data using statistics.

IV. Analyze - Validate the sources of wastes and variations

  1. Visualize the "As-Is" process
  2. Uncover the different types of wastes
  3. Employ the 5 Whys method to determine the root cause of an issue or problem.

V. Improve - Achieve breakthrough performance level

  1. Utilize lean fixes to address wastes
  2. Employ creativity techniques in generating ideas
  3. Identify and eliminate the superfluous steps in a "To-Be" Swim Lane
  4. Compare performance before and after the change

VI. Control -Sustain the new performance

  1. Implement a monitoring and response plan
  2. Identify risks and define actions

*Tips & Tricks for the Yellow Belt

*On-the-job practice: Apply concepts, techniques, and skills learned in the workplace.

Yellow Belt START-UP kit includes:

  • Total of 8 training contact hours
  • Up to 45 minutes of personalized coaching per participant (outside of the training contact hour)
  • 30-day access to Whitehall's Cloud Campus® (Bite-sized video lessons, job aids, and examples)

Target audience: All professionals who are currently participating, or want to contribute, in process improvement.

Certification Process

Candidates must complete the following requirements to obtain the Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt credential.

  1. Complete the training course and obtain a minimum score of 80% in the knowledge checks.
  2. Submit practice exercises to demonstrate correct application of the tools on-the-job.

Computing Requirements

For an optimum learning experience, each participant should have

  • Stable and reliable internet connection
  • Laptop or desktop with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Webcam and microphone
  • Google Chrome or equivalent browser
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