We’re sometimes asked – what sort of things should a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt should know how to do – it’s a great question because as with Green Belt there is A LOT of variation in the training available out there.
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt courses focus on basics.
Generally, Yellow Belt training will focus on the basics of the Lean Six Sigma method however, some courses may move more into the technical elements of the method than others. Ideally, though a yellow belt should have a basic grasp of how to go about improving and be able to perform as part of a team and that’s why we believe that overloading with technical skills such as hypothesis testing and complex improvement skills is not gearing up to undertake the role that a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt will probably be looking to undertake.
We’ve constructed a minimum set of skills below that we feel are right for someone achieving a Yellow Belt level of certification – here they are in no particular order of importance:
Our Yellow belt training uses an active learning simulation (with Lego) to help the learner understand how to use the tools and techniques to solve a flow problem. We also use group and individual exercises to embed the learning of all the above.
Ideal for middle managers
The skills developed on a Yellow belt course sit perfectly with the role of middle managers. By this, I’m talking about team managers or ops managers. That’s because they won’t be using these skills all the time but when they need them they will be able to pull them out and solve problems that previously were left unresolved or papered over.
That’s because they will only learn the skills required and none of the elements that they don’t need for the environment they are in. This helps the learners to soak in all the delivered content across 2 or 3 days and quickly start to apply it back in the workplace. If you are looking for development or want to develop your staff then Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt may be the way to go.