Six Sigma Green Belt Online training

Course Overview

By completing this course of study, you will gain a solid general knowledge of the theory, composition and implementation of a Six Sigma initiative.

You will also become proficient in all of the basic analytical tools necessary to Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control Lean Six Sigma improvement projects, with the exception of design and analysis of experiments. You will learn team leadership and project management skills.

In short, as a Green Belt you will master the skills necessary to lead a complex process improvement project that produces bottom-line results.

This instructor-supported course is 80 hours long, and you have access to the materials for 365 days. When you enroll in the EngineRoom for Excel version, you receive a free copy of EngineRoom® for Excel, InnovationTECH’s Microsoft® Excel®-based data analysis tool. The Minitab version requires you to separately purchase that software.

You also have other industry and software options to choose form (see Course Options section below).

Learning Objectives

The objective of this course is to develop a comprehensive set of skills that will let you to function effectively as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

You will learn the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt body of knowledge, practice techniques for both quantitative and non quantitative analysis, and gain the team leadership skills necessary to get projects across the goal line.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Communicate using Lean Six Sigma concepts.
  • Think about your organization as a collection of processes, with inputs that determine the output.
  • Relate Lean Six Sigma concepts to the overall business mission and objectives.
  • Use the concept of a Sigma Level to evaluate the capability of a process or organization.
  • Understand and apply the five step DMAIC model as a framework to organize process improvement activity.
  • Employ a wide range of process improvement techniques within the DMAIC model.
  • Recognize the organizational factors that are necessary groundwork for a successful Lean Six Sigma effort.
  • Employ your Six Sigma skills to lead a successful process improvement project delivering meaningful results to the organization.


To successfully complete this course, you must review all of the lessons and complete all of the quiz modules. InnovationTECH will provide you with a Certificate of Training Completion. By completing this course, you will earn CEUs or PDUs of credit.

Course Structure

Individual lessons also include simulations, toolsets and interactive practice exercises. Each session ends with an interactive quiz to test your knowledge.

The course is presented in a logical sequence to follow the Six Sigma DMAIC improvement process. We believe that you will learn most efficiently by following the sequence presented.

In particular, the first session presents an overview of Six Sigma, which will be helpful to put the remaining sessions in proper context.

On every page, you have access to a variety of helpful learning tools, from an online encyclopedia to a notes tab to support links. You can use the course navigation map to move through the course in a linear fashion or you can skip around and explore topics as you see fit.

Efficient, Informative and Accessible

•           All course content is presented online, in an on-demand format. To begin, you simply log onto the Ilearning portal.

•           You will learn the DMAIC methodology through numerous case studies and examples drawn from Service, Business Process, and Manufacturing applications.

•           Coursework includes Lean enterprise topics such as value stream mapping, continuous flow, line balancing, and others.

•           With a heavy practice orientation, as much as 1/2 of your time will be spent working through interactive practice exercises and online assessments.

•           You have 365 days to complete this course.

Is This Right For You?

The Green Belt is an essential member of any Lean Six Sigma team. As a Green Belt, you can assist or lead a team in executing process improvement projects. You will be competent in all of the basic analytical tools necessary to define, measure, analyze, improve, and control Green Belt improvement projects.


Green Belt training represents about half the time and material required for Black Belt training, so many professionals choose to start their process improvement career at this level. It’s a quicker entry into the industry and a way to explore your comfort in the role before making a larger commitment.

Online training through InnovationTECH is:

  • Flexible: This course is presented in a logical, DMAIC format, but the sessions are modular, so you can explore the material as, how, and when you like.
  • Accessible: Online training is available to you wherever you have an Internet connection and a browser.
  • Responsive: The quizzes provide immediate feedback. The practice-based interactive exercise will engage your interest and help you to remember the material.
  • Affordable: e-Learning has a far lower cost than classroom training. You have no travel expenses and don’t miss valuable days at work.
  • Meaningful: As proof of your expertise, you will receive a certificate of completion and CEUs or PDUs of credit.

Course Outline


Session 1: Introduction to Lean Six Sigma

  • Introduction
  • Higher Standards for Higher Performance
  • Input Determines Output
  • Lean Six Sigma Defined
  • What’s In a Name?
  • The 5 Lean Principles
  • The 8 Forms of Waste
  • Success Stories
  • The Sigma Level
  • The 99.9% Problem
  • DNA of a Champion
  • Lean Six Sigma Framework
  • DMAIC – The Lean Six Sigma Improvement Process
  • Lean and DMAIC
  • Thought Process Mapping – Toolset
  • Organizing for Success
  • Working Relationships
  • Introduction to EngineRoom®
  • Exercises and Quiz

Session 2: Define I – Starting a Project and Leading Teams

  • Getting Started – Project Initiation
  • Project Selection Toolset
  • Project Charter Toolset
  • Project Planning & Tracking Toolset
  • Leadership Thinking
  • Robot Leadership
  • Fueling The Improvement Engine
  • Leading Teams
  • Developing an Effective Team
  • Improving Team Development
  • 4 Conversations Toolset
  • Leading Change
  • Leading Change – Continued
  • Success Factors For Effective Change Management
  • Stakeholder Analysis – RACI Matrix
  • Leadership Reflection
  • Exercises and Quiz

Session 3: Define II – Voice of the Customer

  • Voice Of The Customer
  • Focus on The Customer
  • Understanding Customer Requirements
  • Where to Go For Customer Requirements
  • Conducting Surveys
  • Survey Considerations
  • Surveys – Sampling Frame
  • Structuring Survey Questions
  • The Degree of Uncertainty in Sampling
  • Guideline for Margin of Error
  • Affinity Diagram Toolset
  • CTQC Tree Diagram Toolset
  • Operational Definition Toolset
  • Voice Of The Customer As Specifications
  • Exercises and Quiz

Session 4: Define III – Mapping the Process

  • Drawing a Process Picture
  • Process Thinking
  • The Source of Value
  • Value Stream Leverage
  • Process Mapping – Overview
  • Process Mapping (SIPOC) Toolset
  • Flow Charts
  • Value-Added Flow Charts
  • Spaghetti Charts
  • Takt Time
  • Value Stream Mapping Toolset
  • Define Tollgate – Progress Review
  • Exercises and Quiz

Session 5: Measure I – Measurements and Basic Statistics

  • Measurements and Basic Statistics
  • Business Problem Solving
  • Basic Statistical Terms
  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  • Measurements
  • Discrete vs. Continuous Measurements
  • Measurement Subjects
  • Graphical Summaries
  • Pareto Chart Toolset
  • Histogram Toolset
  • Understanding Variation
  • Measuring Central Tendency
  • Quantifying Process Variability
  • The Normal Distribution
  • Exercises and Quiz

Session 6: Measure II – Measurement System Analysis

  • Measurement System Analysis – Introduction
  • Measurement As A Process
  • Cause & Effect Matrix Toolset
  • The Analysis of Measurement Systems
  • The Requirements of Measurement Systems
  • Variable MSA – Gauge R & R
  • MSA – Graphing
  • Attribute Measurement System Analysis
  • Calibration of Measurement Systems
  • Collecting Data
  • Developing a Sampling Plan
  • Baseline Performance
  • Derivative Performance Metrics – Throughput Yield
  • Derivative Performance Metrics – Rolled Throughput Yield
  • Calculating the Sigma Level – Toolset
  • Exercises and Quiz

Session 7: Measure III – Charting Process Behavior

  • Introduction – Charting Process Behavior
  • Trend Chart Toolset
  • SPC – Introduction and Background
  • SPC – Introduction to Control Charts
  • SPC – Control Chart Limits
  • SPC – More On Control Limits
  • Implementing SPC
  • SPC Chart Selection
  • Rational Subgrouping Toolset
  • X and Moving Range Charts – Toolset
  • Attribute Control Chart Toolset
  • X-bar and R Chart Toolset
  • Process Capability Toolset
  • Measure Tollgate – Progress Review
  • Exercises and Quiz

Session 8: Analyze I – Identifying Potential Root Causes

  • ANALYZE I – Introduction
  • Finding The Root Cause
  • Cause & Effect Diagram Toolset
  • 5-Why, 1-How
  • A Combination of 5-Why, Pareto, and Trend Charts
  • Scatter Plot Toolset
  • Correlation and Regression Analysis
  • Multiple Regression Toolset
  • Factors In Determining Sample Size
  • Estimating Population Mean
  • Exercises and Quiz

Session 9: Analyze II – Hypothesis Testing

  • ANALYZE II – Introduction
  • Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
  • The Process On Trial
  • The Hypothesis – Accept or Reject?
  • Types of Error
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Treatment Comparisons – Control Charts
  • Comparing Two Proportions Toolset
  • Comparing Two Means – t-Test Toolset
  • Comparing Multiple Means – ANOVA Toolset
  • Confidence Intervals – Least Significant Difference
  • Hypothesis Testing Learning Lab
  • Analyze Tollgate – Progress Review
  • Exercises and Quiz

Session 10: Improve

  • Improve
  • Design for Lean Six Sigma (DFSS)
  • Benchmarking
  • Brainstorming
  • Narrowing Down The List of Ideas
  • FMEA Toolset
  • Error-proofing
  • Prioritizing and Selecting a Solution
  • The A3 One-Page Report
  • Continuous Flow Toolset
  • Balancing Capacity with Demand
  • Quick Changeover Toolset
  • Cellular Processing Toolset
  • Pull System Overview
  • Pull Scheduling
  • Pull Systems
  • Kaizen Toolset
  • Corrective Action Matrix
  • Piloting a Solution
  • System Dynamics Toolset
  • Improve Tollgate – Progress Review
  • Exercises and Quiz



Session 11: Control

  • Control
  • Control Charts Revisited
  • The Process Control Plan
  • More On FMEA
  • Visual Control
  • 5-S Approach
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • TPM Objectives & Benefits
  • TPM Metrics
  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  • Standardized Work – Documenting Process Changes
  • Ending the Project
  • Control Tollgate – Progress Review
  • Exercises and Quiz
  • Course Completion
  • The Lean Six Sigma Journey



Contact information

InnovationTECH AB

Stefan Aase

0706-56 66 65

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