Course

Green Belt

This 8 day course provides a thorough introduction to Lean, Six Sigma, selected parts of process management (BPM) and Agile methods.

Six Sigma is presented as a practical and business-oriented method for standardized implementation of all improvement projects*.

Lean with the relevant additions includes best practice methods, tools and processes that the organization needs to ensure operational control and continuous improvement.

*) Includes digitalization projects

Start date: 15.03.23

Number of days

8 days

Registration deadline

24.02.23

Location

Virtual classroom

Price

kr. 49.875 + vat

Dates/modules

Module 1: 15.03.23 – 16.03.23
Module 2: 29.03.23 – 30.03.23
Module 3: 19.04.23 – 20.04.23
Module 4: 03.05.23 – 04.05.23

How the course is delivered 

The Green Belt course is delivered as a:

  1. Traditional physical classroom course.
  2. Virtual classroom using video conferencing

The Green Belt comprises four modules, each of two days consecutive training. The course is also offered as a company internal course.

Target group

  • Managers who want to improve operational performance
  • Managers who need to scope and implement improvement projects*
  • Project managers for improvement projects*
  • Participants in improvement projects*

*) Inclusive digitalization projects

 

Content

The course content has been developed and updated every six months since 2002.

  • Module 1 & 2: Improvement projects using practical Six Sigma

    These modules provide a thorough introduction to methods and tools for successful completion of improvement projects using practically applied Six Sigma.

    Key content:

    • Roles and responsibilities in Six Sigma
    • How to define and scope improvement projects
    • How to write a good problem statement
    • How to describe the project business case
    • How to ensure best possible communication with the project stakeholders
    • How to visualize causal relationships
    • How use data and process maps in the analysis of causal relationships
    • How to analyze risk
    • How to prioritize and choose short term and long term solutions
    • How to sustain the achieved improvements
    • How to reuse project results
    • Template for project documentation and reporting
  • Module 3 &4: Lean and continuous improvement (CI)

    These modules provide a thorough introduction to common structures the organization needs to ensure operational control and continuous improvement.

    Key content:

    • How to proceed to map stakeholders, customers and requirements for an area of responsibility (e.g. a department)
    • How to map the processes included in the area of ​​responsibility (e.g. a department)
    • how to populate the “stop doing” list with the right content
    • How to design meeting structures and visual boards for operational control and replanning
    • How to use Agile methods such as Kanban and Scrum in activity management
    • How to design and implement processes for continuous improvement
    • How to proceed to reorganize the physical workspace using 5S
    • How to establish preventive maintenance of assets
    • How to identify the competence needs in the short and long term
    • How formalize leaders standard work

Practical details

  • Overview of tools and methods

    The following tools are included:

    • Brainstorming
    • Brainwriting
    • Problem statement
    • SIPOC
    • Voice of the Customer (VoC)
    • CTQ tree 
    • Communication plan
    • Progress plan
    • Business Case
    • Fishbone diagram (Ishikawa)
    • 5 Whys 
    • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
    • Spaghetti diagram
    • Flowchart
    • Functional flowchart
    • Value flowchart
    • Process design
    • FMEA
    • Risk matrix
    • Fault tree analysis
    • Prioritization matrix
    • PICK-matrix
    • Histogram
    • Control chart
    • Pareto diagram
    • Six Sigma roadmap
    • Six Sigma storyboard 
    • Six Sigma project charter
    • Context diagram
    • A3 problem solving
    • 8D problem solving
    • Various proactive and reactive improvement structures including Kaizen Event, Kaizen Circle and Kaizen workshop
    • Scrum and Kanban activity management
    • Workplace organization using 5S
    • Fast changeover using SMED
    • OEE
    • SOP (Standard Operating Procedures)
    • Leaders Standard Work (LSW)

     

    Some of the methods and tools are described thoroughly, others at the introductory level

  • Two weeks before the course starts, you will receive
    • Agenda for the course
    • Recommended preparations
    • Guidelines for choosing an improvement project
    • Access to animated eLearning for the two topics (as preparations to and support during the course)*
    • Access to a library of improvement tools*
    • Diploma and certification requirements
    • Other practical information

    *) The access is granted two weeks before the training starts and expires one week after completed training.

  • Your skills are trained through exercises

    Classroom courses

    In the classroom courses, methods and tools are extensively trained through exercises with related discussions. We use flipchart, brown paper and the walls.

    For the best possible involvement and learning, time is spent every day on repetition and related discussions.

    Online courses

    In the online courses, the participant individually train methods and tools in the afternoon. The course instructor is avaiable for guidance during this time. Every afternoon one hours is spent on questions and answers to the exercises and theories presented.

  • Own project, diploma and certification

    To get the most out of the course, we recommend that you complete a Six Sigma improvement project. Several of the course exercises can then be carried out on your own problem statement. You also have the opportunity to gain valuable views on your project from the course instructor and the participants.

    Diploma and Certification

    Diploma: To receive a diploma for successful completion of the course, you must have attended both sessions (modules) with presence at least 6 of 8 course days.

    Certification, level 1: At the end of the final module, the participant may take a multiple-choice test with 40 questions. If 75% or more are answered correctly, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate Level 1 is awarded. The test is taken in our Aksena Academy and is included in the course fee. The test is optional to take.

    Certification, level 2: To be certified Green Belt, participation is required in accordance with the requirements for the diploma (above) as well as approved completion of a Six Sigma improvement project within 12 months after the course completion. The project is considered approved if the project owner has approved the project and Aksena has approved the approach, tool use and documentation. By agreement, projects other than Six Sigma projects can also be approved. Contact us for more information about details and prices.

  • Course material

    The following is included in the course:

    • Access to animated eLearning (Green Belt Basic Six Sigma, Green Belt Basic Lean and the CI Toolbox) that are used during the course. Access is available two weeks prior to the course start and one week after last course day.
    • Electronic access to the presented material
    • Template for documentation of Six Sigma projects (storyboard)
    • Template for A3 problem solving
    • Template for FMEA
    • Template for criteria matrix and priority matrix
    • Template for project charter

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