What is Lean Six Sigma?

Before we explore what a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is we should ask ourselves what is Lean Six Sigma? Lean Six Sigma is a data driven problem solving methodology that is used by organisations to improve the capability of their business processes. Lean Six Sigma increases efficiency, performance and decreases process variation leading to reduction in errors. All this leads to improved profits, employee morale, and quality of products and services.


What is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification?

A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is an intermediate level of Lean Six Sigma certification. There is no internationally recognised Lean Six Sigma body; however there are renowned institutions that accredit certifications such as the International Lean Six Sigma Institute (ILSSI) with whom our training is certified. Most training provides opt for exam based certification and many use different criteria.  At CI Projects, our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification is exam-based. We are one of the only companies offering a purely project-based certification so that you can focus on practically applying your learning instead of focusing on pure textbook theory and the unduly stress of taking exams. Our training is delivered in-person by a qualified and experienced Black Belt Lean Six Sigma Practitioner and can be taken as follows:

  • 5 Day training – if no prior Lean Six Sigma training has been received
  • 3 Day training – if you have already received Yellow Belt Training

Our training approach is what makes Green Belt certification unique.  By completing a project we ensure that a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt has the skills, experience, and capability to deliver Lean Six Sigma projects.  


What is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt’s Role and Responsibilities?

A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt’s roles and responsibilities vary between different organisations. Typically, Green Belts work as part of a Lean Six Sigma project team under the guidance and mentorship of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. They will lead smaller improvement projects or assist in larger projects. Often Lean Six Sigma Green Belt’s roles involve data collection, analysis, workshop facilitation, and process improvement activities. They can be used to monitor process performance and look for ways to make improvements. This will prevent you from waiting for problems to manifest themselves and will ensure resolution before they bubble to the surface. Preventing problems can save you money and the need to start up major process improvement projects.


What is the difference between Lean Six Sigma Green Belts and the other belts?

The level of training and project delivery expectation increases as a delegate moves through the belts. The key difference between a Green Belt and a Yellow Belt is that Yellow Belts are expected to contribute to projects whereas Green Belts will lead the delivery of small projects.  Green belts are more likely to be part-time, whereas Black Belts will tend to deliver projects on a full-time basis.


What are the benefits of having Lean Six Sigma Green Belts in your organisation?

If you have a problem that you don’t how to solve, a Green Belt can help using data and evidence. Examples of the type of problems Green Belts will tackle include:

  • Resources are wasting unnecessary hours completing tasks and do not have sufficient time
  • Operating costs need reducing
  • Manual processes resulting in human errors and rework
  • Customer experience is not meeting expectations
  • Inefficiencies within processes and teams


Skills and New Tools

Green belts will learn new tools that will not only help their process improvement projects but also their daily working lives.  Examples of this include the general principle of the 80/20 rule and Pareto analysis, the 7 wastes of lean analysis, value stream mapping, cause and effect diagram, Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), which can be used for risk analysis, and general project management. Green Belts develop critical problem-solving skills. Green Belts gain experience in data-driven decision-making, equipping them to drive sustainable change. 


Return on Investment (ROI)

Typical ROI for Green Belt Lean Six Sigma training can vary depending on the project selection process, company size and industry, and change adoption; however typical project savings average at approximately £150,000.


Why should you choose Continuous Improvement Projects to train your Green Belts?


Our top 3 reasons to choose Continuous Improvement Projects are:

1.      Our trainers have real life, hand on experience

Our training is developed and delivered by our very own team of experienced Lean Six Sigma Practitioners who can share their real-life, practical examples. We train from experience, not textbooks!


2.      Hand -on practical approach

We offer a hands-on, practical approach to learning. Our courses are stacked with games and are not death-by-PowerPoint. We allow delegates to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios that are relevant to them and their working environment. 


3.      You’ll be certified by the International Lean Six Sigma Institute (ILSSI) and our training is course-work based

Continuous Improvement Projects have partnered up with the ILSSI to certify our Green Belt course. The ILSSI is a globally recognised institute. Unlike other training provides, we focus all of our attention to course-work so that you can put your learning into practice, rather than focusing on exams.


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