Course Category: Lean Six Sigma

Course Format: Online

Course Solution: Process

This LSS Yellow Belt course prepares process owners and others to fully support efforts by exposing them to the concepts, constructs, and vernacular from the complementary domains of Lean and Six Sigma. It also gives them skills for mapping processes and collecting data so they can assist with project identification and execution.

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Yellow Belts provide an often missing element of change program success: sewing performance excellence into the fabric of everyday operational management and process control.

Featuring the same world-class curriculum as the classroom version, this online course is delivered through an interactive, HTML-based eLearning system, offering accessibility and ease of use across both desktop and mobile devices (closed captioning is available). Courses are complete with engaging visual content and animated modules, as well as activities and real-world case studies. Students master the learning modules at their own pace and in their own time.

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Introduction to Lean Six Sigma

   Module Duration: 50 min

Appropriate for all levels of the organization, this introductory course provides a high-level overview of the fundamental concepts of Lean Six Sigma. It describes the Lean Six Sigma methodology, the role of a Lean Six Sigma Belt, and what it takes to create a successful Lean Six Sigma culture.

Introduction to Lean

   Module Duration: 41 min

This introductory course provides a high-level, interactive overview of the fundamental concepts of Lean, including the elimination of organizational waste and the identification of value add activities.

The Five Principles of Lean

   Module Duration: 38 min

This module explores the five Principles of Lean: Value, Value Stream, Flow, Pull and Strive for Perfection.

Six Sigma Literally Speaking

   Module Duration: 46 min

This course explores the meaning behind the phrase “Six Sigma.”

Six Sigma Roles and Phases

   Module Duration: 50 min

Designed for executives and managers, this course describes the key roles individuals play during the phases of the Six Sigma process. Every individual responsible for deploying Six Sigma within an organization should view this course.

DMAIC for Teams

   Module Duration: 76 min

This course examines team member responsibilities and project objectives in each phase of the Lean Six Sigma process. It is designed specifically for individuals who will be participating on a Lean Six Sigma project team.


   Module Duration: 70 min

This course teaches the 5S method of eliminating waste: Sort, Store, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

The Eight Types of Waste

   Module Duration: 43 min

This course teaches how to identify eight types of waste (non-value-added activities) and how to define value from the customer’s perspective.

Creating Awareness

   Module Duration: 8 min

In this module you will learn how you can create awareness for the change you want to implement, the dynamics of change, and some typical change patterns.

Creating a Shared Need

   Module Duration: 14 min

Desire for change needs to be shared by the team and key stakeholders. This course teaches project leaders how to identify a need, utilize the threats and opportunity matrix, build a case for change, and overcome resistance.

High-Level Process Maps

   Module Duration: 24 min

In this module, students are introduced to high-level process maps, specifically Macro Maps and SIPOC Diagrams. Coverage includes the purpose of each map, the steps necessary to create each map, and a demonstration of how to apply each map.

Understanding What to Measure

   Module Duration: 13 min

This module discusses a generic process model, and how a process transforms inputs into outputs. In others words, how Output Y is a function of Input X.

Data Collection

   Module Duration: 39 min

Proper data collection is critical to the correct analysis and reporting of key business metrics. The fundamental topics covered in this module include discrete vs. continuous data types, scales of measurement, specific data collection principles, converting attribute data to variable data, sample size considerations, sampling strategies and data gathering strategies.

Understanding Graphs (Level 1)

   Module Duration: 96 min

Understanding and graphing data is the best way to communicate information to a project team.

Spaghetti Diagrams

   Module Duration: 17 min

This module explains how to create a Spaghetti Diagram, as well as how to analyze the results to reduce wasted movement.

Fishbone Diagrams

   Module Duration: 14 min

This module introduces the Fishbone Diagram, its purpose, and its application. It also explains how to construct a Fishbone Diagram.

Building a C&E Matrix

   Module Duration: 15 min

This course describes how to build and analyze a cause and effect matrix, or “C&E Matrix.” The C&E matrix is a tool used for prioritizing the factors that have the highest impact on customer satisfaction, and choosing the correct factors that require further measurement.

Building an FMEA

   Module Duration: 30 min

This module explains the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) risk assessment tool, which identifies key errors, assigns severity, determines occurrence, and identifies the ease of detection of those errors.

Introduction to SPC

   Module Duration: 59 min

From the history of Statistical Process Control (SPC) to the difference between common cause and special cause variation, this course describes how to use SPC to measure and control process variation.

Creating Pareto Charts

   Module Duration: 17 min

This module introduces the Pareto Principle, which suggests that a large majority of problems (80%) are produced by a few key causes (20%). It also demonstrates how to construct and analyze a Pareto Chart.

Generating Solution Ideas

   Module Duration: 24 min

In this course, students will learn a variety of tools used to produce solutions aimed at reducing the effects of root cause issues. Techniques explored include brainstorming, benchmarking, open innovation, and biomimicry. Students will also learn how to group and clarify ideas in preparation for evaluating solutions.

Creating a Pilot Plan

   Module Duration: 18 min

A pilot allows teams to test and revise solutions before deploying them across an organization. The focus of this module is the 8-step roadmap recommended for piloting solutions.

Control Methods

   Module Duration: 18 min

The purpose of control methods is to reduce the potential for any defect to occur. This module will review Countermeasures, Flags, SPC, Inspection, SOPs and Warning Signals and rate their ability to detect and prevent defects.

Project Closure

   Module Duration: 38 min

Effectively driving projects to closure is critical to sustaining long-term Lean Six Sigma gains. This course details the key steps to successful project closure.