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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt (Exam Cost Included)  

In this online course, you will learn the principles of both Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt before sitting for the certification exams.

What you will learn

  • Define what Lean Six Sigma is, where it came from, and why organizations benefit from it
  • Summarize the Lean Six Sigma Improvement method known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
  • Describe how to create a project charter, gather the voice of the customer, and build a high-level map of the process
  • Describe how to select measures, plan for data collection, and collect baseline data about a process
  • Describe how to conduct process analysis, conduct data analysis, and then brainstorm and validate root causes of process problems
  • Describe how to craft, filter and determine solutions to process problems, and then mitigate the risks of process change
  • Understand how to create monitoring plans, develop response plans, and document the project
  • Identify which type of tests and control charts are appropriate for any given data set
  • Understand how to construct an effective project storyboard

How you will benefit

  • Gain the education and training you need to successfully prepare for Learn Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification exams
  • Learn how to effectively streamline processes and reduce problems to save your organization time and money
  • Develop project management, leadership, and communication skills that will enhance your career opportunities
  • Work more collaboratively with various partners, stakeholders, and peers as you learn better communication skills
  • Master how to plan and execute strategic Lean Six Sigma programs


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Office Suite or Google Docs/Sheets/Slides/Forms & Apache OpenOffice (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

This online, combined Black Belt and Green Belt training course will teach you Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects from start to finish. Green Belt training will allow you to deliver measurable, sustainable improvement by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes. In Black Belt training, you will further develop your process improvement, project management, and leadership skills using clear language and plenty of practical examples.

This advanced, interactive and enjoyable online course draws on decades of success helping people from Fortune 500 Companies to Small-and-Medium sized Businesses. This course will begin to help you create happier customers, increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve collaboration. The fees for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Certification exams are included in the course.

  1. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
    1. Introduction to Green Belt Training
      1. Overview of Lean Six Sigma
      2. The 8 Wastes (DOWNTIME)
      3. Lean Six Sigma Roles
      4. Project Selection
      5. DMAIC Overview
    2. Define Phase – How to define the problem
      1. Create The Project Charter (Tool)
      2. Understand The Current State
      3. Develop Project Communication
    3. Measure Phase – How to measure the current process
      1. Select Measures
      2. Plan For Data Collection
      3. Collect Baseline Data
    4. Analyze Phase – How to identify the cause of the problem
      1. Conduct Process Analysis
      2. Conduct Data Analysis
      3. Brainstorm Root Causes
      4. Develop Root Cause Hypothesis
      5. Validate Root Cause Hypothesis
    5. Improve Phase – How to implement and verify the solution
      1. Craft Solutions
      2. Filter Solutions
      3. Determine Solution Approach
      4. Conduct Risk Management
    6. Control Phase – How to maintain the solution
      1. Create Monitoring Plans
      2. Develop Response Plans
      3. Document The Project
      4. Pursue Perfection
  2. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
    1. Introduction to Black Belt Training
      1. Overview of Black Belt Training
      2. Project Selection - Advanced
      3. Build Leadership Skills
    2. Define Phase
      1. Conduct Process Walks
      2. Strengthen Leadership Skills
      3. About Your Black Belt Project
    3. Measure Phase
      1. Lay Statistical Groundwork
      2. Test your Measurement System
      3. Sample the Data
      4. Assess Process Capability
      5. Strengthen Leadership Skills
    4. Analyze
      1. Lay Hypothesis Testing Groundwork
      2. Test Discrete Data
      3. Test Continuous Normal Data
      4. Test Continuous Non-Normal Data
      5. Test Correlation
      6. Strengthen Leadership Skills
      7. About Your Black Belt Project
    5. Improve
      1. Design Experiments
      2. Strengthen Leadership Skills
      3. About Your Black Belt Project
    6. Control
      1. Select Control Charts
      2. Create Visual Management
      3. Strengthen Leadership Skills
      4. About Your Black Belt Project

Tracy O'Rourke is a Master Black Belt with over 20 years of success helping organizations like the Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Washington, Cisco, DC Shoes, GE, and Motorola learn and apply Lean and Six Sigma. Tracy is an accomplished facilitator, trainer, and presenter. She has a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MBA with emphasis in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change from Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.

Elisabeth Swan is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience consulting for organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab, Burt's Bees, Microsoft, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Swan is an accomplished consultant, designer, and executive coach with expertise in training, process-based organization design, problem-solving, and change management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Barnard College.


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt (Exam Cost Included)
Item: 202003CTP21410  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $2,295.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.