Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

What does it mean to be a Six Sigma Green Belt? On this page, you’ll find a wealth of information dedicated to providing a better understanding of what a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt means, what a Green Belt professional does, and what a Green Belt certification can help business professionals achieve.

Six Sigma implementation is a multi-step process with different tasks at different levels of leadership. White belts provide support at the local level, working with leaders above them to optimize projects on the ground level. Yellow Belts are focused on the data – analyzing, measuring, and collecting metrics to help organizations identify areas of strength and weakness to plan best practices moving forward. Meanwhile, overall management of a project and all that it entails generally lies with the Green Belt. Lean Six Sigma management’s tier system ends with the Black Belt, who leads the project and makes key decisions while acting as a liaison between the Green Belt and the company’s top executives.

Each professional within the Six Sigma system plays a valuable role, with belts helping designate individual roles and responsibilities. The Green Belt professional plays a particularly important part, bringing with them comprehensive knowledge of the Six Sigma process and methods in order to be an effective project manager.

Browse the articles on this page to learn how to acquire a Green Belt certification, including what’s involved in Six Sigma Green Belt training and what a Green Belt professional should ultimately bring to a project. Ultimately, an effective Green Belt leader is one who is skilled in Lean Six Sigma and data measurement, and has the skills to seamlessly manage a project while navigating and coordinating the roles of the other belts involved.

For more information about the Green Belt training process, visit the Six Sigma Green Belt Training Page.

Six Sigma Goals, Projects, and Hierarchy of Belts

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A Six Sigma Black Belt is the title associated with the professional employees or consultants who are actively carrying out steps of a project. These projects are normally called Six Sigma projects. This process is a business management strategy developed by Motorola, which works by eliminating errors and reducing variability in both manufacture and other aspects of business.

Six Sigma Green Belt Training Basics

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While Six Sigma black belt training focuses on DFSS, green belt training emphasizes DMAIC, or the define, measure, analyze, improve and control aspect of the methodology. Individuals completing a green belt training program will be skilled adopting the role of a trained team member operating within a defined area and level of the organization.

What You Should Know About Six Sigma Belts (Yellow, Green, Black, and Master Black)

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The Six Sigma Belts (Yellow, Green, Black, and Master Black) denote the different levels an individual can achieve in Six Sigma, a business management approach that was at the onset advanced by Motorola’s manufacturing division in the USA in 1986. It has its basis on attentive and meticulous planning and constant determined application that can be made exclusive in dealing with issues that concern a business so as to improve on the marketability of their products and services.

Learn About Six Sigma Belts (Yellow, Green, Black, Master)

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First, it is important to understand the meaning of Six Sigma before you can learn about the ‘belts’. Six Sigma is a business process that many manufacturers are beginning to implement in order to improve their quality processes. Companies began implementing these types of processes as a result of spaces being reduced and funding being cut for inventory and processing purposes within the business structure in an effort to improve delivery as well as quality.  There are different levels of Training and Certification; Yellow Belts, Green Belts, Black Belts, and Master Black Belts.

Six Sigma: Green Belt

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Green Belt certification works best with individuals who want to work within the Six Sigma framework as team members. Green Belts place heavy emphasis on DMAIC which stands for define, measure, analyze, improve and control.

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Break Down

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A Six Sigma Green Belt candidate must undergo Green Belt training before seeking Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. Certification validates the abilities and expertise in using Six Sigma tools and knowledge to improve the company’s core process.

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification: An Affordable Six Sigma Option

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Six Sigma training can become expensive if you are a company employee working your way up to the ranks in your company or even if you are a business owner who is having employees trained.  An affordable alternative to Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification!

Six Sigma Green Belt: A Great Career Option for the “Team Player”

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Six Sigma Green Belt training teaches better ways to problem solve with an emphasis on DMAIC, or define, measure, analyze, improve and control the process.  Each Green Belt is certified to work as a team member within his or her company’s Six Sigma framework.

The Functions of the Six Sigma Green Belt

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All of the Belts that you hear about in the Six Sigma hierarchy play different roles in the Six Sigma projects.  Six Sigma Green Belts and Six Sigma Black Belts have the duties of commencing and expanding projects they are working on, but Black Belts are the leaders of the two.  In the following article, we will discuss in depth the functions of the Six Sigma Green Belt.

Six Sigma Programs and Six Sigma Courses

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Six Sigma courses for Black Belts, Green Belts, and Yellow belts lead to earning certifications in these respective roles.  Each Belt has specific roles and responsibilities within the Six Sigma Methodology which are discussed in the following article.

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