Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt – overview

The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is primarily designed to ensure that team members on a Green Belt project are equipped with the tools necessary to ensure that they can contribute effectively.

The programme is designed on a case study and workshop basis in which participants practise the tools required to be effective problem-solvers.

Full details below or download course outline.

Learning objectives
  • To develop participants into effective problem-solving practitioners using the 8D problem-solving process and the 7 basic tools
  • To give participants a clear understanding of the history, objectives, methods and language of Lean Six Sigma
  • To involve people at all levels in problem-solving / process improvement activities in a fulfilling and motivational way
  • To complement, broaden and enhance current improvement activities (including the use of Six Sigma)
Who should attend?

All those involved in a supporting capacity in Green Belt projects.

Course format

This intensive two-day workshop takes a practical approach to training the techniques and methodologies of problem-solving in a Six Sigma environment. Maximum involvement is key, so participants are expected to ‘roll up their sleeves’ and get involved in the case study.

Participants will be challenged through teaching and practical ‘hands on’ exercises to develop a skill set that can be applied to make improvements to any organisation, irrespective of context.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt – course outline


1 Introduction to Lean Six Sigma

  • Learning objectives
  • History and definition of Lean Six Sigma
  • The three ‘roadmaps’ for improvement

2 Problem-solving steps 1 and 2 – problem definition and interim action

  • The 8-step problem-solving process
  • Problem definition
  • Interim action
  • Is / is not chart
  • Pareto chart
  • Check sheet
  • Problem-solving workshop 1

3 Problem-solving steps 3 and 4 – acquisition of data and determination of root cause

  • Acquire and analyse data
  • Determine root cause
  • Scatter diagram
  • Cause and effect diagram
  • Histogram
  • Problem-solving workshop 2


1 Problem-solving workshop 2 – continued

2 Problem-solving steps 5 and 6 – evaluate possible solutions, action plan and implement

  • Evaluate possible solutions
  • Action plan and implement
  • Flow chart
  • Control chart
  • Problem-solving workshop 3

3 Problem-solving steps 7 and 8 – verify results, standardise and future actions

  • Verify results
  • Standardise and future actions
  • Problem-solving workshop 4

4 Problem-solving summary

5 Review of course and expectations of Yellow Belts