LEAN Six Sigma

What is LEAN Six Sigma?

LEAN Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology – a set of tools, concepts and approaches that can help you identify and eliminate eight key wastes.

What does LEAN White Belt Certification involve?

Audience: McGill Managers, professionals, supervisors, and specialists at all levels
Duration: Full-day
Requirements: None

This one-day introductory workshop invites participants to discover LEAN Six Sigma’s origins, principles and problem-solving methodology. You’ll learn to identify the eight most common types of “waste” in work processes, explore a suite of LEAN tools designed to eliminate them, and join us for a powerful hands-on demonstration of how LEAN Six Sigma optimizes inefficient processes in the real world.

What does Yellow Belt Certification involve?

Audience: McGill Managers, professionals, supervisors, and specialists at all levels
Duration: One full-day and five half-day courses over three months
Requirements: Completion of LEAN White Belt course

The Yellow Belt curriculum (project driven) is designed for employees who are (or may become) involved in improving workplace processes. It aims to help them view processes through the eyes of their clients in order to identify inefficiencies, eliminate non-value-added elements, and ultimately increase efficiency using LEAN Six Sigma tools, techniques and frameworks.

Participants will be accountable for concretely improving McGill processes – not simply in the classroom, but in their real-world teams and units. They will gain both theoretical and hands-on learning across a series of workshops, to be applied throughout the course on projects of their own choosing, and culminating in the implementation of process improvements in their own work areas.

Courses will be held 3-4 weeks apart to allow time for project progress between sessions. At weekly “check-ins,” they will receive coaching from experienced LEAN Six Sigma practitioners, who will assist with all aspects of the curriculum from project selection, to methodological support, to implementation.

Following the successful implementation of a real-world process improvement, participants will be awarded LEAN Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

Want to know more about the program, please contact Ernest.Kinney [at] mcgill.ca (subject: LEAN%20Project%20Driven%20YB%20) (Ernie Kinney) (3234).