Six Sigma Training Courses

Six Sigma Training

Six Sigma Business Management Strategy courses

Six Sigma Course Outlines

ID Name Duration Overview
2004 Six Sigma Yellow Belt 21 hours Yellow Belt covers the basics of the Six Sigma Define Measure Analyse Improve Control (DMAIC) approach enabling delegates to take part and lead team based waste and defect reduction projects and initiatives. In addition emphasis is placed on applying the problem solving tools into daily roles. At the end of the course you will be equipped to look at your immediate team and role, determine what can be improved and create a business improvement project on a selected opportunity that is aligned to customer requirements. You will be able to analyse the process using visualization tools and identify the waste (non-value adding) components and work to eliminate these from the process. You will apply root cause analysis techniques to identify the underlying causes of defects in the process. The course uses simulations, case study exercises and work based projects to enable delegates to 'learn through doing'. Notes: This course has a minimum class size of 4. And if requested this course can be delivered in 2 days with some reductions to the course content and level of detail in some areas, notably Customer needs; Graphical analysis and Process handover. An overview of project selection and scoping Understanding customer needs and how they impact project aims Discovering processes using visualisation techniques Understanding the causes of work and how to simplify Finding and removing process waste Graphical analysis to understand process performance Problem solving tools to determine root cause Basic solution creation Piloting & implementation Process handover
2005 Six Sigma Green Belt 70 hours Green Belts participate in and lead Lean and Six Sigma projects from within their regular job function. They can tackle projects as part of a cross functional team or projects scoped within their normal job. Each session of Green Belt training is separated by 3 or 4 weeks when the Green Belts apply their training to their improvement projects. We recommend supporting the Green Belts on their projects in between training sessions and holding stage gate reviews along with leadership and Lean Six Sigma Champions to ensure DMAIC methodology is being rigorously applied. Week 1 Foundation: covers the fundamentals of the Lean Six Sigma Define Measure Analyse Improve Control (DMAIC) approach enabling participants to take part and lead waste and defect reduction projects and initiatives. Week 2 Practitioner: provides additional data analysis and lean tools for participants to lead well scoped process improvement projects related to their regular job function. Block 1 Day 1 Introduction to Six Sigma Project Chartering & VOC Process Mapping Stakeholder analysis Day 2 Team Start Up Prioritisation Matrix Lean Thinking Value Stream Mapping Day 3 Data Collection Minitab and Graphical Analysis Descriptive Statistics Day 4 Measurement System Evaluation Process Capability Cp, CpK Six Sigma Metrics Day 5 5 Why FMEA Block 2 Day 1 Review of Block 1 Multivari Inferential Statistics Intro to Hypothesis Testing Day 2 2 sample t-tests F tests Hypothesis Testing – Chi Sq Day 3 Hypothesis Testing - Anova Day 4 Correlation and Regression Multiple Regression Introduction to Design Of Experiments Day 5 Mistake Proofing Control Plans Control Charts
2006 Six Sigma Black Belt 84 hours Six Sigma is a data driven approach that tackles variation to improve the performance of products, services and processes, combining practical problem solving and the best scientific approaches found in experimentation and optimisation of systems. The approach has been widely and successfully applied in industry, notably by Motorola, AlliedSignal & General Electric. Black Belt is a qualification for improvement managers in a Six Sigma organisation. You will learn the tools and techniques to take an improvement project through the Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control phases (DMAIC). These techniques include Process Mapping, Measurement System Evaluation, Regression Analysis, Design of Experiments, Statistical Tolerancing, Monte Carlo Simulation and Lean Thinking. The content of the course takes the participants through the DMAIC phases as well as introducing subjects such as Lean Thinking, Design for Six Sigma and discussing important leadership issues and experiences in deploying a Six Sigma programme. Week 1 Foundation: covers the fundamentals of the Lean Six Sigma Define Measure Analyse Improve Control (DMAIC) approach enabling participants to take part and lead waste and defect reduction projects and initiatives. Week 2 Practitioner: provides additional data analysis and lean tools for participants to lead well scoped process improvement projects related to their regular job function. Week 3 Expert: provides regression, design of experiment and data analysis techniques to enable participants to tackle complex problem solving projects that require understanding of the relationships between multiple variables. The trainer has 16 years experience with Six Sigma and as well as leading the deployment of Six Sigma at a number of businesses he has trained and coached over 300 Black Belts. Here are a few comments from previous participants: “Probably the most valuable course I will ever pass” “The content was very well delivered. The examples very relevant. Thank you” “The course was excellent and I am able to use part of it to coach my lean teams here” (Company supervisor who attended with KTP associate) Block 1 Day 1 Introduction to Six Sigma Project Chartering & VOC Process Mapping Stakeholder analysis Day 2 Team Start Up Prioritisation Matrix Lean Thinking Value Stream Mapping Day 3 Data Collection Minitab and Graphical Analysis Descriptive Statistics Day 4 Measurement System Evaluation Process Capability Cp, CpK Six Sigma Metrics Day 5 5 Why FMEA Block 2 Day 1 Review of Block 1 Multivari Inferential Statistics Intro to Hypothesis Testing Day 2 2 sample t-tests F tests Hypothesis Testing – Chi Sq Day 3 Hypothesis Testing - Anova Day 4 Correlation and Regression Multiple Regression Introduction to Design Of Experiments Day 5 Mistake Proofing Control Plans Control Charts Block 3 Day 1 Review of Block 2 2K Factorial Experiments Box Cox Transformations Hypothesis Testing – Non Parametric Day 2 2K Factorial Experiments Fractional Factorial Experiments Day 3 Noise Blocking Robustness Centre Points General Full Factorial Experiments Day 4 Response Surface Experiments Implementing Improvements Creative Solutions Day 5 Intro to Design for Six Sigma Statistical Tolerancing Monte Carlo Simulation Certification Six Sigma is a practical qualification, to demonstrate knowledge of what has been learnt on the course you will need to undertake 2 coursework projects. There is no report to produce but you will be required to present a PowerPoint presentation to the trainer and examiner showing results and method. The projects can cover work you would complete in your normal work, however you will need to show use of the DMAIC problem solving approach and application of Six Sigma and Lean tools. This provides a good balance between the practical approach and more rigorous analysis which together lead to robust solutions. You will be able to contact the trainer for discussions of how Six Sigma tools could benefit you in your project. Examples of projects from previous participants include: Formulating cream texture for seasonality in dairy feeds. Housing Association complaints reduction Multi-variable (cost, efficiency, size) optimisation of a fuel cell Job Scheduling improvement in a factory Ambulance waiting time reduction Reduction in resin thickness variation in glass manufacture NobleProg & Redlands provide Black Belt certification. For delegates that require independent accreditation, NobleProg & Redlands have partnered with the British Quality Foundation (BQF) to provide Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Certification requires passing an exam at the end of the course and completing and presenting two improvement projects that demonstrate understanding and application of the Six Sigma approach and techniques. An additional charge of £600 plus VAT is levied for BQF independent accreditation.
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