Lean Six Sigma Basics Level

The Lean Six Sigma Basics Level provides participants with both theory and application for obtaining predictable and capable processes.


Project Execution Level

The Project Execution Level provides participants with an opportunity to systematically execute a process improvement within their respective business using the structured A3 framework for integrating Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies.


Lean Six Sigma Management Level

Lean Six Sigma Management Level prepares participants to successfully manage multiple strategic process improvement projects and become a Lean Six Sigma leader in their organization.

Lean Six Sigma Basics Level


Fundamentals and application of achieving workplace organization and visual management


Document visual representation of process in a collaborative environment and learn how to transfer to a web-based software

Standard Work

Methods for determining best process and effective documentation strategies

Data Analysis

Techniques for working with large data sets using PivotTables and PivotCharts

Statistical Analysis Basics

Introduction, application and creation of scatter diagrams, Pareto Charts, statistical process control charts and histograms

Lean Six Sigma Basics Level Individual Pricing


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lean Six Sigma Basics Level Corporate Pricing (2 or More)


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

August 5 – 9, 2019

October 14 – 18, 2019 

August 5 – 9, 2019

October 14 – 18, 2019 

Project Execution Level

(9 days of instruction spread over three months)

Participants will systematically execute a process improvement project through utilization of the A3 methodology.  Upon completion of the project, participants will be able to submit their project for either a BEE Green Belt or BEE Black Belt when they meet the following criteria:

BEE Green Belt:

  • Utilizes and demonstrates a good working knowledge of a minimum of 4 Total Quality Management (TQM) tools
  • Executes a high impact project within a single department or process area
  • Demonstrates project benefit to their organization 

BEE Black Belt:

  • Utilizes and demonstrates a good working knowledge of all 7 Total Quality Management (TQM) tools
  • Executes a high impact project that meets a strategic objective and crosses multiple departments or process areas
  • Demonstrates project benefit to their organization and annualized financial savings of $50k minimum

Defining the Problem

Introduction to A3 Thinking. Methods for developing problem or decision statements and determining scope.

Understanding the Current State

Tools and techniques for collecting the voice of the customer.  Documentation of SIPOC diagram and data collection plan.

Visualizing the Ideal State

Application of Total Quality Management Concepts to determine ideal state.  Application of decision analysis tools to determine target conditions.

Performing Root Cause Analysis

Practice using various root cause analysis tools and developing a causal tree.

Developing Solution Hypotheses

Participation in round-robin brainstorming activity.  Overview of solution prioritization methods including nominal group technique, multiple-criteria decision analysis, and a cost-benefit matrix.

Conducting Experiments

Overview and application of systematic design of experiments (DOE) method.

Evaluating Results

Overview of methods for results evaluation including common descriptive statistics, the productivity equation, financial analysis, SPC charts with a phase change, capability analysis, and techniques for summarizing qualitative preference data.

Implementing the Best Ideas

Review strategies for effective project management.  Creating a project timeline and training plan for implementing successful experiments.

Institutionalizing the Change

Develop standard work and complete a risk analysis.  Give a formal interim project presentation.

Project Execution Level Individual Pricing


Thursdays 9:00am – 4:00pm

September 5 –  November 14, 2019 

Project Execution Level Pricing (2 or More)


Thursdays 9:00am – 4:00pm

September 5 –  November 14, 2019 

Lean Six Sigma Management Level

(58 Hours of Instruction)


Value Stream Mapping

Expand process flow mapping to include flow of material and information. Utilize information to create work balancing diagrams.

Visual Management

Develop customized tools to manage for daily improvement.

Gemba Walks

Effective tools for managers to collaborate with employees to solve problems

Design of Experiments

Experimental design principles. Simple comparative experiments. Analyze results using hypothesis tools in statistical analysis software.

Managerial Economics

Analyze proposed projects considering the time value of money, depreciation effects, tax consequences, and project sensitivities, uncertainties, and risks. Recommend a course of action.

Decision Analysis

Understand decision making methods and utilize tools for evaluating multiple criteria. Build decision trees. Facilitate building multiple-criteria decision analysis models with cross-functional teams.

Facility Design

Tools to create effective layouts that ensure a smooth flow of materials, resources, and information.

Advanced Minitab (Capability and Measurement System Analysis)

Utilize tools to measure variation in measurement system and implement techniques to minimize variation.

Conflict Management

Theory and application of team development process. Strategies and techniques for dealing with conflict and difficult team members.