The Six Sigma Green Belt training course follows the DMAIC cycle and examines a number of related techniques. After a general introduction on day 1, we follow the four-day programme as set out below.
Project selection and DEFINE
Customer identification (SIPOC)
Process mapping (Flow chart / Value Stream Mapping)
Project scoping (Hidden Factory / Pareto)
Determine CTQ(s) (VOC / Kano model analysis / Strategic objectives)
Define targets (SMART targets)
Draw up a project plan (GANNT chart)
Result: Approved project charter
Establish which measurements must be conducted (Brainstorm / Ishikawa / C&E matrix)
Validate measuring systems (Operational Definition / Walk The Process / MSA)
Collect data (Sample / Stratification / Checklists)
Conduct baseline measurement (I,MR chart / Descriptive statistics / PPM / FTTY and RTY)
Result: Validated current process performance
Evaluate stability (I,MR chart)
Determine potential causes (FMEA / 5Why / Graphic analysis)
Pre-select important causes (C&E matrix / Multi-Vari chart / Paired Comparison)
Confirm important causes (Test hypothesis / Contingency table)
Result: List of important input variables
Establish link between input and CTQ (Regression and correlation)
Search for alternatives for improvement (Creativity)
Select the best solution (Comparative matrix / Results matrix)
Risk analysis of the selected solutions (FMEA)
Implement solution and trial run (Compare result with objective)
Result: Confirmed process improvement
Determine control methods (SPC (I,MR) / Pre-control / Poka-Yoke / 5S / audits
Draw up control plan (Control plan)
Adapt documentation (Quality system)
Draw up and execute training plan
Handover to process owner (Change management)
Evaluate whether the solution can be extended (Multiplication)
Result: Controlled improved process
Three to four weeks after the last day of training, we invite participants back so they can explain their projects. If they passed the tests and can sufficiently demonstrate that they used the Six Sigma method to tackle their project, they receive their Six Sigma Green Belt certificate.
Planning and practical arrangements
In addition to the guidance they receive during the training, participants can contact Allanta / QS Consult if they encounter problems with specific methods or techniques. We can often answer these questions by phone or e-mail. In this case, we do not charge an additional fee.
The training runs over a period of +/- 5 months. The course starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. This is not a residential training course. Allanta vzw can help participants find accommodation if they wish to stay overnight.
All course materials are in English. All training is in English. Projects can be individually discussed in Dutch, French or English.
The number of participants is limited to twelve to facilitate plenty of interaction and personal support. The minimum number of participants is four.