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    Lean Six Sigma Courses:  Introduction


    Lean Six Sigma  is not an add-on to normal business activities. When implemented correctly, it is an integral part of the management and production process – driven by data and philosophy.

    Six Sigma is a data-driven approach for eliminating defects and waste in any business process. You can compare Six Sigma with turning on your kitchen tap and experiencing the flow of clean, clear water. Dependable systems are in place to treat, purify and pressurize the water through the tap. “That is what Six Sigma does to business: it treats the processes in business so that they deliver their intended result.” (As cited in Six Sigma For Dummies By Craig Gygi, Neil DeCarlo, Bruce Williams).  Lean means getting rid of the baggage that slows any process down, and not just production.


    Together Lean philosophy and Six Sigma can assist any business, with production processes,  redundant floor space, complaints resolution, eliminating waste and improving efficiencies within all aspects of an organization.  Important to note; is that Lean Six Sigma is not about getting rid of people, but rather empowering employees to be more efficient in their own space.

    This course will comprehensively teach participants the entire Lean Six Sigma methodology and essential business principles,  including practice activities to do during and between workshop sessions.

    Participants will be taught Basic Statistics (YB & GB) and Advanced Statistics (GB & BB); The Harada Method (GB & BB); Theory of Constraints (only Black Belts); the philosophy & the foundations of the 5 Principles of Lean and Six Sigma DMAIC. Armed with various tools within each phase, participants will be able to simplify complexed business problems through analysing data for variation and ultimately coming up with practical solutions. The aim of which is to reduce waste, minimise defects, improve efficiencies and bottom-line results.


    Lean Six Sigma Training

    • All Six Sigma Training is done according to the syllabus for the various courses specified.
      • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (LSSYB)
      • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB)
      • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB)

    The Modules are similar for the different levels except for the depth in each case.

    The structure of the training contact time is divided as follows:

    • In-class, instructor led training
    • Self-Study (including mandatory assignments, exam and case study to complete and submit)

    In-class, instructor led training:

    At the end of each classroom contact session, the participant mut successfully complete a True/False and Essay type exam/test for each module.

    Case Study:

    The case study provides information as if it were a real-life business problem. The participant is expected to apply the (RECOGNIZE) DEFINE, MEASURE, ANALYSE, IMPROVE and CONTROL phases of Six Sigma using the information provided at each stage, to solve the problem “hidden” in the data; and to “deliver” the expected financial benefits.  Through working through the case study, the participant  demonstrates the underlying thinking process and application of the appropriate tools learnt during the training.


    Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

    Course duration

    4 days, in-class, instructor led training

    1 day Self-Study (including mandatory assignments, exam and case study to complete and submit)

    TOTAL of 40 hours

    This course can be arranged at a mutually convenient date with 1 day self-study, HW and assessment

    Course Overview

    Upon successful completion of this course you will have developed:

    • A good high-level understanding of Lean Six Sigma methods (DMAIC) which prepares you to participate as a contributor to Lean Six Sigma projects
    • An understanding of how to perform and interpret Six Sigma tools and how to use standard principles of Lean
    • An understanding of the activities, deliverables and key concepts of team problem solving
    • Be able to identify potential improvement opportunities in your organization and provide subject matter expertise to support Green and Black Belts

    “Once you understand and better document business processes , you’ll start to slice out areas of improvement and realize financial savings.”


    • What is Six Sigma
    • Lean Six Sigma overview (3 modules)


    • Recognize an opportunity
    • Choose a project
    • Pareto analysis
    • Project assessment
    • Develop the project plan
    • Charter
    • Identify and overcome obstacles
    • Map the process
    • L-Maps
    • SIPOC maps
    • Product family matrix
    • Voice of the Customer(VOC)
    • Kano analysis
    • Tree diagrams
    • Define phase tollgate review


    • Principles of variation
    • Measurement concepts:
    • Measurement studies, statistical process control(SPC)
    • Establish the baseline
    • Descriptive statistics
    • Individual control charts
    • Control chart interpretation
    • Normal distribution
    • Process capability analysis
    • Process yields
    • Activity maps
    • Spaghetti charts
    • Value stream maps
    • Stratify data:


    –  Data collection and sampling

    –  Matrix diagrams and other tools

    –  Histograms and frequency plots

    –  Set goals for outputs


    • Benchmarking
    • Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
    • Measure phase tollgate review

    Analyze Phase

    • The System door
      (process modelling)
    •  Root Cause Analysis
    • 5WYS’s/ Ishikawa diagrams
    • Value Analysis (overview)/ Value Stream Mapping,
    • Types of waste
    • Analyze:   Exploratory Data Analysis(visual)
    • Analyze:   Inferential Statistics (overview) & The Analyze tollgate review

    Improve & Control Phase

    • Focus the problem statement
    • Opportunity maps
    • Develop theories of cause and effect:


    –  1  Fishbone diagrams &

    –  2  Model cause and effect


    • Scatter plots
    • Tollgate review
    • LEAN: Maintaining a clean and efficient workplace
    • Lean5S
    • Measurement system analysis
    • Develop the improvement strategy
    • Planning
    • pilot study
    • Risk assessment and mitigation
    • Implement the improvements:


    –  New standard operating procedures

    –  Implementing full-scale changes; mistake-proofing

    –  Transfer ownership


    • Continuous improvement; Kaizen
    • Project Tollgate Review



    Course Fees Exclusions

    • Course fees displayed on this page exclude International Certification fee: $195


    Successful Completion

    • Successful completion requires passing of all exams provided by BOTI for each Module, as well as the Case Study.
    • Upon completion, all delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance from BOTI.
    • All Participants are encouraged to register and complete the IASSC exams for the appropriate levels to achieve International registration and recognition.
    • To earn an IASSC certification, participants will need to successfully sit for and pass an official IASSC certification™ exam. BOTI provides access to IASSC Certification exams for an additional cost of:
      • $195 USD for LSSYB
      • $295 USD for LSSGB
      • $395 USD for LSSBB



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