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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A Comprehensive Assessment of Six Sigma
Six Sigma is a quality improvement framework which has been gaining a considerable amount of attention over the past few years. However, without sufficient Six Sigma training many companies adopt the Six Sigma processes and have unrealistic expectations of what Six Sigma is actually capable of. Therefore, below I will give a good assessment of Six Sigma and what it is capable of.
Six Sigma, itself is a systematic framework which is used for quality management and business excellence. It has been popular amongst companies; large and small for over a decade now and has caused a lot of positive changes for those organisations involved. Six Sigma began to be recognised by the large players in the business world when it was famously adopted by the General Electric back in the 1990’s. After this, the Six Sigma methodology spread like wildfire. Moreover, since this the success stories of Six Sigma can be found in magazines, journals and even some websites are dedicated to these stories of success through the use of Six Sigma.
In order to practise Six Sigma itself, it must take the form of projects, which are conducted in small phases. These phases are known as; Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control (DMAIC). Once the Define aspect of the project has been completed, the key processes characteristics are then identified, studied and put forward for analysis. During the Improve phase, a process is changed to give an overall better performance. Finally, in the Control phase, it is ensured that all results are sustained beyond the project and continue to be successful. In order for Six Sigma to be successful, a certain amount of statistical thinking must be employed by the individuals and the organisation itself. Measured data is used throughout and will provide the proxy for realities and facts.
However, the big question that many professionals ask themselves is; ‘what is so different about Six Sigma? ‘
Well, there are many key features which ensure Six Sigma stands out from other quality management initiatives. To begin with, the DMAIC framework whereby techniques such as the quality function, deployment, and failure mode and effects analysis are integrated into a logical flow. These methods and techniques are no longer used in a disjointed manner – Six Sigma is part of the 21st century and thus uses the modern way of working and this is to create a ‘flow’ of techniques. The second key feature of Six Sigma which allows it to stand apart from its contemporaries is its ability to be used in transactional or commercial situations. It has a new dimension which allows it to work in a service sector quality manner along with a problem solving performance improvement method. Six Sigma focuses on quality and is therefore much more sensitive to customer satisfaction than any other quality improvement method. Six Sigma also looks at the ‘project by project’ feature when it comes to its implementation. A Six Sigma project will always have a concrete objective, a beginning and an end. This therefore, allows plenty of opportunities for reviewing, planning and learning from the project in hand. This is now taught within all Six Sigma training programmes, something which is new to the quality management arena.
One of the most important advantages of Six Sigma is its elaborate training and certification process which allows individuals to become qualified in the methodology at different levels. This is demonstrated through the different belt colour in which a professional will be (yellow, green, black).
The Six Sigma framework, approach, application, focus, organisation, results and personnel are all important contributors into the effectiveness of its application.