Lean Six Sigma Green Belt -training (in English)

The purpose of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt -course is to help understand the Lean Six Sigma -methodology and its DMAIC project structure in practice. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training gives the ability to carry out relatively small, well focused, in-department projects using the Lean Six Sigma implementation strategy. After the training, Green Belt may work as a team member or temporarily lead a project team and knows statistical problem solving skills applied in Six Sigma DMAIC projects.

Lean Six Sigma trainings by Quality Knowhow Karjalainen follow the proper content and the well-tried interactive methodology. Training combines traditional classroom training, interactive use of software with Minitab and projects in practice. This requires that participants have access to a personal computer with Minitab statistical software (version 19 or newer) and their own personal improvement project. Projects act as a framework for learning helping to apply theory to practice and enhance learning.

Training is organized in course periods (2+3+3+2+1 days) that follow the Lean Six Sigma DMAIC project structure. Between the training periods, participants will work on their own project in their organization following the DMAIC project structure. Participants will constantly apply theory to real life improvement project and will gain an excellent working knowledge of   effective process improvement method and the used tools.

The training complies with ASQ and ISO 13053 requirements and follows the well-established QKK Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course format in English. Course fee includes course materials in paper or e-book format, daily breakfast buffet, lunch and coffee and project help and guidance by the instructor.

Periods (parts) of the Green Belt training course are presented below. More detailed daily content is presented.

Minitab Statistical software needed, but is not included to the price of the training.

1. part: 25.-26.1.2024
2. part: 5.-7.2.2024
3. part: 26.-28.2.2024
4. part: 18.-19.3.2024
Final Day: 29.4.2024
8:30 Registration and coffee
9:00 What is Lean and Six Sigma?
Quality basics, definition of quality and major contributors (Gurus)
Introduction to Lean Six Sigma and DMAIC process
Statistical thinking – basis for improvement
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Value and 7 wastes
Define phase of the improvement project
14:00 Coffee
Project selection, scope, definition and team and schedule
Project target and project analysis
Lean Six Sigma roles, Green Belt steps
16:00 End of training day
8:15 Opening
Introduction to Minitab statistical software
Minitab file and data types
Importing data, generating graphs and analysis of data
Exporting data and graphical outputs
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Quality tools: Pareto, Fishbone, Run Chart
Graphical analyses
14:00 Coffee
Interpreting graphs and statistical outputs
Generating reports and custom graphs
Use of Exec-macros
16:00 End of training day
8:15 Opening and recap
Measure phase of the improvement project
What is included in the measure phase? Steps
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Brainstorming, Ishikawa, 5xWhy
14:00 Coffee
Process and process mapping, SIPOC
Spaghetti diagrams
Value Stream Map
16:00 End of training day


8:15 Analytical process map
Detailed value stream mapping
11:30 Lunch
12:30 XY-matrix
14:00 Coffee
Process FMEA
Data collection and sampling
16:00 End of training day
8:15 Measurement system analysis, MSA
Gage Type 1 study
Variable Gage R&R study,  Attribute agreement analysis
11:30 Lunch
12:30 5S method
14:00 Coffee
Takt Time, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Capability and capability analysis, capability indexes
Course project and requirements of the Green Belt certificate
16:00 End of training day
8:15 Opening and recap
Project review
Analysis phase of the improvement project
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Process door approach
Takt image
14:00 Coffee
Line balancing
16:00 End of training day
8:15 Pull production and Kanban
Quick Changeover (SMED)
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) concept
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Data door approach
Expletory and confirmatory data analysis (EDA AND CDA)
14:00 Coffee
Graphical data analysis tools in Minitab
Multivariable analysis
16:00 End of training day
8:15 Central limit theorem (CLT) in statistics
Statistical decision making and confidence intervals
Power and sample size calculations
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Statistical tools for analysis
Statistical test for comparing means, 1 sample t-test, 2 sample t-test
14:00 Coffee
Correlation and regression analysis
Instructions for course project
16:00 End of training day
8:15 Opening and recap
Project review
Introduction to Desing of Experiments (DOE)
Conducting a full factorial experiment
11:30 Lunch
12:30 DOE with Dublo
Analysis of experimental data with Minitab
Key advantages of designed experiments
14:00 Coffee
DOE roadmap – how to conduct an experiment
Getting ready to test improvement ideas
16:00 End of training day
8:15 Catapult – DMAIC-process with a catapult
Screening factors with fractional design
Process modelling with full factorial design
Model verification
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Poka-Yoke
Control phase of the improvement project
Control plan
14:00 Coffee
Final report and ending the project
Project exit and recognition
16:00 End of training day
Part V Objective: review of completed projects and lessons learned.
Day 11  8.15-16.00
Presentations of completed projects, 20 to 30 minutes per project. Run-through of course content and key points. Handing out course and Green Belt certificates.
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Kouluttaja Matti Pesonen

Matti Pesonen

Ankkurikatu 7, LAHTI

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Between the theoretical periods of the training, participants apply what they have learned to a real improvement project, thus acquiring excellent knowhow on how to effectively improve processes.

Laptop & Minitab-software

Participants should have access to a laptop and Minitab software during the training periods.


Participants will receive certificate of attendance. Participants completing their Green Belt project will also receive Quality Knowhow Karjalainen Lean Six Sigma Green Belt -certificate. 


The highly recommended QKK Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training is now available in English for those that feel that attending in Finnish does not work.


The training will be held in a unique setting in Lahti Sibelius Hall, on the shores of Lake Vesijärvi.


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