Green Belt Course Outline

Mercer’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program will equip participants with the ability to use tools and concepts to solve operational problems, improve processes, and improve overall customer satisfaction. Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to use Lean techniques for waste identification and elimination and perform analytical and statistical problem solving using the Six Sigma Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) methodology. Learn more about program details:

 

Green Belt Program – Atlanta
Session Topics
Session One
  • Burning platform
  • Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma
  • Introduction to business analytics
  • Principles of effective lean leadership and team dynamics
  • Project charter
  • Change management
Session Two

Followed by a one-week break in instruction. Course instructors available for individual project mentoring and questions if needed.

  • Risk analysis and types of human failures
  • SMART goals, personal responsibility, and decision-making
  • Root cause analysis
  • Lean fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of business analytics, including Excel training – Part 1
Session Three

Followed by a one-week break in instruction. Course instructors available for individual project mentoring and questions if needed.

  • 7 Types of waste
  • Value stream mapping
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Fundamentals of business analytics, including Excel training – Part 2
Session Four
  • Evaluations of project pilot and hypothesis testing
  • Analyze leadership, team, and cultural issues
  • Develop a monitoring and response plan for continuous improvement
Online Certificate Exam Exam must be taken and passed within one week of course end date

 

Green Belt Program – Macon
Session Topics
Session One
  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean Principles/Lean Wastes/Lean Concepts
  • DMAIC Overview
Session Two

Followed by a one-week break in instruction. Course instructors available for individual project mentoring and questions if needed.

DMAIC: Define and Measure Phase
Session Three

Followed by a one-week break in instruction. Course instructors available for individual project mentoring and questions if needed.

DMAIC: Analyze, Improve, Control Phase
Session Four Project Report Out
Online Certificate Exam Exam must be taken and passed within one week of course end date

Green Belt Certificate Requirements

  • Pass online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt exam with 80% or better
  • Receive a grade of “pass” from the instructor for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project
  • Upon successfully passing the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt exam and receiving a grade of “Pass” for the project, participants will obtain Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from Mercer University

Project Requirements

  • Participants should identify a small issue in an area in their current workplace or environment with which they are familiar to utilize the Lean Six Sigma tools to make improvements
  • Projects should be small in magnitude; however, challenging enough so that Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques are required to identify solutions
  • Project proposals and charters should be submitted and approved by course instructor. Guidance will be provided as to the ideal types of projects and mentoring will be available for project work throughout the course of training
  • Participants must receive a grade of “Pass” from the instructor for the project via submitting recorded presentation of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project storyboard
  • The goal of the project is for participants to receive hands-on experience using Lean Six Sigma under the guidance of a mentor
  • Participants will not be rated on the success of the actual project, but how effectively they utilize Lean Six Sigma tools and concepts