What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?
All of our instructors have over 20 years world class experience including deep expertise in the implementation of best practice in work optimisation, supply chain management and the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
What do The Knowledge Academy provide me on the course?
We provide pre-course reading, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, certificates and refreshments.
Is there pre-study work?
Yes, following confirmation of booking The Knowledge Academy will send the Pre-Course work to the delegate. This work consists of; Course Preparation Guide & Pre-course Reading PDF
Are there any prerequisites for the examinations?
There are no prerequisites for the Yellow Belt examination, however, candidates must achieve a pass at the Yellow Belt level before completing the Green Belt examination.
What is the structure of the exams?
The Yellow Belt exam is multiple choice and the Green Belt exam is multiple choice
Are there exams included
Yes, both Yellow & Green Belt exams are provided
What time shall I arrive at the venue?
Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am
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The Knowledge Academy Materials and Trainers
The Knowledge Academy’s Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course materials are designed to ensure delegates receive a consistently high
standard of training. Our Green & Master Black Belt trainers have over 20 years world class experience including deep expertise in the implementation of best practice in work optimisation, supply chain management and the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. They have worked at leading management consultants working on high profile assignments with significant experience managing & implementing Lean Six Sigma best practices in the manufacturing, utilities, retail, life sciences, engineering, construction and central Government sectors.
The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma Green Belt events are designed to maximise delegates’ potential in the Lean Six Sigma training
Following confirmation of booking The Knowledge Academy will send the Pre-Course work to the delegate.
This work consists of - Course Preparation Guide & Pre-course Reading PDF
The Knowledge Academy’s Lean Six Sigma event training event is an intensive 5 days course that includes the Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt examinations within the course. Upon booking, Joining Instructions that describe the course location and other administrative details will also be emailed.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Examination
A 50 question multiple choice examination with a pass mark of 70%. Success in this examination indicates that the candidate would be able to act as a practitioner member of an improvement management team using the Lean Six Sigma method within a process improvement environment supporting Lean Six Sigma. Please note that success in the Foundation examination (yellow belt) is a pre- requisite for that candidate to move forward to the Lean Six Sigma green belt examination.
During The Knowledge Academy’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 3 day course, delegates will spend time preparing for both the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt examination and a case study project taken on the final day of the course (please note case study on the final day is optional, dependent on group size).
The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 3 day course covers the following topics:
- Project Charter
- Business Case
- Stakeholder Analysis Communication Plan Voice of the Customer
- Identify and Segment Key Customers
- Critical to Quality (CTQ) Requirements Verifying CTQs
- House of Quality
- Hi-level Process Map (S.I.P.O.C)
- Project Plan
- Understanding Variability
- Measurement Basics Measurement Process and Plan Selecting Measures
- Data Definition and Sources
- Measuring Yield and Capability
- Implementing the Measurement Plan
- Data Analysis
- Pareto Charts
- Frequency Charts Run Charts Scatter Diagrams
- Variation and Defect Analysis
- Process Mapping and Analysis
- Value Stream Analysis
- Cause and Effect Analysis
Improve Process Vision Brain Storming Lean Principles
- Enabling the Flow
- Level Scheduling
- Visual Management
- Theory of Constraints Selecting Solutions Developing Solution Options
- How to Run Kiazen events and Improvement Teams
- Risk analysis
- FMEA Risk Analysis
- Implementation Planning
- Simple and appropriate documentation
- Mistake Proofing
- Statistical Control
- Control Charts
- I, X Bar and R Charts
- Process Management
- Lean Six Sigma Scorecards
- Project Close and Handover
- The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma courseware folder
- Experienced Instructors
- “The training was delivered professionally and efficiently. This has given me the knowledge and confidence to take on lean sigma improvement projects. Will probably look at more training in the near future. Thank you!”By Kenny Tong (Quality Control) from Croydon
- “I personally found the trainer’s style and delivery both motivating and engaging. I also enjoyed that the trainer was willing to share with the group their significant knowledge and experience to bring to life the theories and explain them on a practical level. I found this incredibly inspirational. I hope to do additional courses with the Knowledge Academy and will be seeking to progress with more training in 2012.”By Connie Hooper (Quality Supervisor) from London
- “The trainer was both informative and encouraging, and did an excellent job going through a lot of difficult material.”By Jeet Singh (Quality Control Supervisor) from Leeds
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Six Sigma Defined
The Knowledge Academy is known for many things; largely its project management training courses. However, they are also well known for providing quality Six Sigma training courses around the world on a weekly basis.
In this article I aim to introduce Six Sigma and its rigorous and disciplined methodology. Six Sigma uses data and statistical analysis to measure and thus improve a company’s operational performance. Six Sigma is known in the business sector for not only identifying and quantifying business problems but also designing solutions that can solve those problems. The Six Sigma approach to process improvement and product development has proven over the past years that it has an immediate, lasting and positive effect on all companies that adopt it.
I want to look at defining Six Sigma by providing a history of its philosophy and look at how it can improve and design methodologies.
Six Sigma is a methodology that aligns the core business processes with customer and other business requirements. It has the ability to systematically eliminate business defects from existing processes, products and services. Thus, Six Sigma essentially looks at how well a business is meeting stakeholder and customer expectations and then applying methods to ensure that all expectations are met every time.
Six Sigma is often compared to Total Quality Management; also known as TQM. However, the major difference between both quality management programs is that Six Sigma has the ability to incorporate a control phase with ongoing checks which work to ensure that once improvements are made they remain in place and are not a temporary state. Six Sigma has the ability to provide those who use it with a flexible yet structured process which includes a large and expanding toolset to employ, a configuration to clarify different roles and responsibilities, along with a governance to ensure compliance.
Six Sigma looks at defects; every time a process or product that is created does not meet stakeholders expectations it is counted as a defect. Thus, to achieve Six Sigma a process or product must not produce more than 3.4 defects per one million opportunities. Six Sigma strives for near perfection therefore by reaching six sigma qualities a company is more than likely to succeed. The Six Sigma philosophy as a methodology allows companies to;
Consistently meet all customer requirements
Use data to drive all decision making rather than irrational thinking
Do everything with quality
Therefore to put simply; Six Sigma is customer focused, data driven and a measurement based methodology which allows organisations to meet customer requirements each and every time.
The Six Sigma Models;
Moreover, Six Sigma has two main methodologies; DMAIC which is used for product or process improvement and Design for Six Sigma; also known as DFSS. DFSS is used to redesign or create a new product or process to meet the objectives needed. Both methodologies have implications and are taught extensively throughout the Six Sigma training courses.
DMAIC can be used extensively if an organisation has a repeatable development process that is needed to be improved. DMAIC is an acronym which represents the five phases of the Six Sigma improvement methodology; Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control. Each one of these phases forces the process team to answer specific questions regarding the project success.
The Six Sigma methodology is being used by thousands of individuals and organisations around the globe.