Six Sigma is a Quality Improvement methodology structured
to reduce product or service failure rates to a negligible level (roughly 3.4
failures per million opportunities). To achieve six sigma levels, the Six Sigma
process encompasses all aspects of a business, including management, service
delivery, design, production and customer satisfaction.
Six Sigma companies
typically spend less than 5 percent of their revenues addressing and repairing
quality problems. As a philosophy Six Sigma drives business culture and
requires a nearly flawless execution of key processes making Six Sigma a high
standard for companies and individuals to achieve.
Customers place a high value on predictably consistent business processes and
Six Sigma is a proven methodology for delivering consistent incremental
improvement. By reducing process variation Six Sigma frees the organization to
focus on improving process capability and as sigma levels increase, the cost of
poor quality decreases and profitability increases. This is why Six Sigma is
highly associated with the delivery of consistent world-class quality.
The Six Sigma Greenbelt online program provides an overview of the Six Sigma
concepts and tools including Six Sigma deployment practices, project
development, and the DMAIC problem-solving approach.
Students should have a general understanding of basic
mathematical functions, the reading comprehension level of a high school
graduate, and general proficiency in using Windows-based computer software.
By completing this course, students will be able to:
Recognize key attributes of
a successful Six Sigma program.
Realize the role of a Green
Belt in the Six Sigma organization.
Understand fundamentals of
the DMAIC problem solving methodology.
Use basic Six Sigma tools
for Six Sigma project definition and process baseline.
Understand the need for
advanced problem solving and improvement methodologies used by Project
Actively participate in a
Six Sigma team.
This training is suitable for anyone wanting to learn
the fundamental skills necessary to contribute to a Six Sigma team as a Green
Belt. In addition, Six Sigma Champions, who sponsor projects, will also benefit
from this understanding of the Six Sigma project methodology.
Green Belts are chosen for Six Sigma project teams based on their process
knowledge. They work as part of a team assigned to a given project, maintaining
their operational roles in the organization. Eventually, most employees will
achieve Green Belt status.