Successful completion of the Advanced Yellow Belt series is pre-requisite for this course.
Who Should Attend
This program will benefit operations, project managers, quality personnel and even those that have obtained prior Yellow, Green or Black Belt certification due to its overall value, oil and gas customization and accreditation. This program has been designed for the participants to work in teams, so it is highly desirable for Organizations to enroll 2 or more individuals to ensure a successful project that meets the minimum ROI.
The Green Belt Certification program is designed to develop expertise with Lean Six Sigma through the direct application of tools and techniques on a strategic organizational issue. Participant teams are facilitated through process improvement by Master Black Belts during this program in which they apply knowledge gained in the Advanced Yellow Belt series and additional tools learned for their specific project. The Green Belt program is among the most successful in the nation in terms of satisfaction, certification rate, and Return on Investment.
Brief Agenda for Each Classroom Session
1. SESSION 1
DEFINE STEP: The participants receive a high-level description of the overall management system, as well as the objectives and the principles that support it.
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Summary of Course Curriculum
The following concepts and skills will be discussed and applied in this program:
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Participants will learn the flow of the 5 step DMAIC methodology and the most important tools used for problem solving and improving processes. In project teams they will also understand their assigned projects, why they are important and how to present them. Teams will finish this initial session with an outline of the Define Step and an action plan to finish the step. This will ensure that they accomplish all the requirements of the Define step and are able to present their progress to their sponsor(s).
MEASURE STEP: The teams move through the stratification of data collected. They will also learn to logically categorize various questions and perspectives to arrive at data displays that point towards the most significant segments of their problem.
The purpose of this step is to develop the ability to present findings within the context of the DMAIC story and ultimately develop a problem statement for focused, high impact analysis. Teams will finish this session with an outline of the Measure Step, an action plan to finish the step, as well as prepare them to present their progress to their sponsor(s).
2. SESSION 2
ANALYZE: The teams are prepared for in-depth analysis of the problem, leading to identification and verification of root cause(s).
Teams will learn how to perform qualitative / lean analysis of their processes and identify opportunities for improvement. Teams will finish this session with an outline of the Analyze Step, an action plan to finish the step, as well as prepare them to present their progress to their sponsor(s).
IMPROVE: The teams understand how to identify and select appropriate cost-effective approaches to solve the problem. Teams are shown how to provide linkage from the early stages of the project to the plans for solving the problem. Participants will learn the importance of the “leave behind” system to maintain the gains and ensure integration of the new approaches into the existing systems. Emphasizes of the need for simple systems and appropriate training and education for long term effectiveness is reinforced.
3. COACHING DAY (OPTIONAL BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDED)
In between Sessions 2 and Session 3 you will have the opportunity to meet (either face-to-face or via conference or video call) with an Master Black Belt for about 90 minutes to review the status of your project and receive specific feedback on how to improve and present it during Session 3. Green Belt candidates consider this event one of the most valuable aspects of the Green Belt Program.
4. SESSION 3
CONTROL: Teams will complete their final dry – run of their presentation before completing assignments. Immediately following Team presentations, classroom instruction resumes with an outline of the Control Step. Participants will understand how to streamline their project, identify areas of improvement to their Story with their facilitator, and develop an action plan to complete their project, as well as prepare the team to present their progress to their sponsor(s).
Each Green Belt candidate will have to sit for a closed book proctored exam. This will be followed by the team project (Practical Application) that must return a minimum ROI of 1 million to the organization. The team will present out to the PNG Executive Review Committee for determination of Certification status.
Teams then will then have 30 days to complete their project through the Improve Step and make their project presentation to their sponsor and management team back at their work location.
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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt