Who’s it for
Anyone looking to increase their capability in problem solving and process improvement using lean techniques.
Team members/team leaders/managers requiring a foundation course on lean methods suitable for service and operational environments.
Learning pathway position
The overall suite of online groups of courses provide two learning pathways :
- Lean provides an emphasis on hands-on intuitive process improvement
- Lean Six Sigma adds a comprehensive set of diagnostic tools for deeper analysis
Start your journey with a main course shown by the blue arrows. Your starting place will depend on your requirements and prior experience/knowledge.
You can upgrade between belts or convert from Lean to Lean Six Sigma (using the black arrows) if required in the future.
What’s covered in the Lean Yellow Belt?
Introduction to Lean principles
Lean Kaizen roadmap
Lean toolkit bundle of 14 courses including: Problem Statement, Kaizen, A3 preparation, Team Huddle meetings, Gemba Walks, Process mapping, Spaghetti diagrams, Brainstorming, Affinity diagrams, Cause and effect diagram (Fishbone), Root Cause analysis (5 Why’s), 5S Workplace organisation, Standard Work ,Visual Workplace and Managing Change
Lean Yellow Belt exercises, templates, source references and videos.
How long have you got?
Candidates have 3 months to complete the online training courses and a further 3 months (total 6 months) to apply for certification.
What does the training deliver?
Candidates will learn how to
- Start to become a lean thinker
- Apply lean principles to everyday processes
- Get started and navigate through a process improvement
- Use some key lean tools
- Recognise when change acceptance plans are needed
- Be able to participate in a process improvement project
Achieve certification by completion of the all the required elements.
Estimated effort - 15 hrs including exercises
What do you need before starting
An interest in process improvement and problem solving.
- Complete the pre-reading
Personal login credentials. The courses are self paced narrated powerpoint videos. Downloadable pdf booklet of the course material with typically 3 slides to a page. Other resources such as additional videos, templates and files. Course test exercises. 6 month email access to a lean six sigma coach. A certificate on completion of the course requirements.
Completion rules and how to certify as a Lean Yellow Belt
Candidates will qualify for a Lean Yellow Belt certificate by:
- Completing the Lean Yellow Belt course training courses and exercise tests.
- Submitting an individual assignment based on :
a) A provided case study process improvement project to show knowledge and application of some lean tools and the Kaizen roadmap or
b) An appropriate process improvement project of your choosing that demonstrates your knowledge and application of some lean tools and the Kaizen roadmap
About Lean 6 Sigma Ltd, New Zealand – Chris Reed and Hannah Reed
We formed the training consultancy Lean6Sigma in 2009 to help individuals and companies build their process improvement capability.
Chris is a certified Master Black Belt and Change Practitioner and an accomplished trainer and coach and Hannah is a Green Belt process improvement coach.
We have an extensive range of New Zealand clients in both service and operational sectors and have completed a wide range of process improvement projects with over 2500 trained candidates – see our website for more details www.lean6sigma.co.nz