Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt – Body of Knowledge

Six Sigma Yellow Belt (includes a YB Project)

1.0 Define Phase
1.1 Kaizen vs. Lean vs. Six Sigma

1.1.1 What is Kaizen?

1.1.2 What is Lean?

1.1.3 What is Six Sigma?

1.1.4 What is Sigma?

1.1.5 Differentiate between Kaizen vs. Lean vs. Six Sigma

1.2 Six Sigma Methodologies and the Six Sigma DMAIC Roadmap

1.2.1 What is DMADV?

1.2.2 What is DMAIC?

1.2.3 The 5 Phases and 15 Steps of a Six Sigma DMAIC Roadmap

1.2.4 Your role as a Six Sigma Yellow Belt

1.3 Capture the Voice of Customer (VOC)
1.4 Translate Voices to Requirements

1.4.1 What are Needs and Requirements

1.4.2 Translate Voices to Requirements

1.5 Create a Project Charter

1.5.1 The 5 Components of Your Project Charter

i. Problem Statement

ii. Goal Statement

iii. Scope Statement

iv. Project Team

v. Project Milestones

1.6 Create a SIPOC
2.0 Measure Phase
2.1 Create a Process Map

2.1.1 What are Process Maps?

2.1.2 Commonly Used Flowchart Symbols

2.2 Eight Wastes

i. Defects

ii. Overproduction

iii. Waiting

iv. Non-Utilized Skills

v. Transportation

vi. Inventory

vii. Motion

viii. Excess Processing

2.3 Identify the Data Types

2.3.1 The Focus of Six Sigma, Y = f(x)

2.3.2 Types of Data

2.4 Data Collection Strategy

2.4.1 Data Collection Plan

2.4.2 Grab Your Data

2.4.3 What is Sampling and When is it Done?

2.4.4 What are the different Sampling Methods?

2.5 Identify the Data Characteristics

2.5.1 Measures of Central Tendency

2.5.2 Measures of Spread, Variance, Dispersion

2.6 Check for Data Stability

2.6.1 What is Data Stability?

2.6.2 Run Chart

2.7 Identify DUDO

2.7.1 Define Defects

2.7.2 Define Unit

2.7.3 Define Defectives

2.7.4 Define Opportunity for Errors

2.8 Identify Process Capability – Discrete Data

3.0 Analyze Phase
3.1 Identify the Trivial Many Root Causes

3.1.1 Review Your Process Maps

3.1.2 Brainstorm the Root-Causes

3.1.3 Create a Fishbone Diagram

3.1.4 Use 5 Why Analysis

3.2 Ascertain Critical Root Causes

3.2.1 Create a Control Impact Matrix

3.3 Identify Vital Few Root Causes using Basic Charts

3.3.1 Line Chart

3.3.2 Bar Chart

3.3.3 Pie Chart

3.4 Identify Vital Few Root Causes using Graphical Techniques

3.4.1 Pareto Chart

3.4.2 Histogram

3.5 Identify Vital Few Root Causes using Additional Analysis Techniques

3.5.1 Scatter Plot

3.5.2 Correlation Analysis

4.0 Improve Phase
4.1 Generate, Prioritize and Select Potential Solutions

4.1.1 Brainstorming

4.1.2 Brainwriting 6-3-5

4.1.3 Assumption Busting

4.1.4 Screen against “Musts” and “Wants”

4.2 Pilot Solutions

4.2.1 Implement Pilot

4.3 Perform Risk Analysis

4.4 Identify New Process Capability

5.0 Control Phase
5.1 Control Charts

5.1.1 Introduction to Control Charts

5.1.2 Differentiate Common Causes and Special Causes

5.1.3 Create a Control Chart

5.2 Create a Control Plan

5.3 Replicate and Share Best Practices

5.3.1 Share Best Practices

5.3.2 Create a Case Study Template

5.4 Celebrate and Recognize Success

5.4.1 Post Implementation Review

5.4.2 Celebrate and Recognize Success

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