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    harbo
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    Dear everybody,Can anyone advise me the nature of their green belt trainning in their companies?In our company our black belts give 3 days training to the green belts. The contents of our education based on DMAIC methadology, third day we will work on catapult to give idea on DOE. 

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    #95714

    Mu Joe
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    Hi Harbo,
    In my company, GB training is 2 full weeks. Week 1 consists of overview of DMAIC process, basic stats, and then basically everything needed to complete the Measure phase of a project. There’s also a group activity to help people practice tools like process mapping, C&E matrix, FMEA, fishbone diagram, etc.
    After week 1, students return to their work area and work with their teams on their projects (having a defined project is a prerequisite for going to class) hopefully to complete their Measure phase deliverables before week 2 of class.
    Week 2 occurs about a month after week 1. It consisists of the tools and techniques to complete Analyze, Improve and Control. We teach things like hypothesis testing, intro to DOE, Use of Minitab, (or some other statistical tool) etc. Again we use some in-class  group activities in order to practice the tools and techniques.
    It takes a lot of time and effort, but it seems to pay off with well-prepared GB’s in the field.
    I don’t know by first-hand experience, but I have been told that our GB program contains some information that other programs don’t teach until BB level.
    At first glance, your GB program looks more like what I have heard referred to as “Yellow” Belt.
    Hope that helps.
    Mu

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    #95715

    Dillon
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    harbo,
    At my company, GB training consists of 3 x 2day sessions with 3-4 weeks between sessions.
    The GBC’s (green belt candidates) are taught the tools that will get them through the DM of the DMAIC model during the first session.  The second session consists of training to get them through the AI portion and starts them down the path of Control.  The third session introduces them to some of the more advanced concepts (i.e. intro to DOE, etc.) and  completes the C portion of DMAIC.
    Hope this helps.
    Doug
    Lean Sigma Master Blackbelt

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    #96226

    Matt M
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    I agree, your program sounds like our Yellow Belt training (but with DOE).
    Our GB is 3 weeks (3-4days each) with a month in between.  The big difference between our GB & BB is that GBs aren’t trained in non-normal data we normally find in transactional.  They also aren’t taught anything about DFSS or Lean.

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    #96228

    Bob J
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    In our company we spend 2×3 days with each session seperated by approximately 1 month.  Our BOK covers an understanding of DMAIC with a focus on the application of the basic tools (Value Stream Mapping, C&E, CSM etc) and a quick overview of the higher tools (Variable analysis, Hypothesis testing, DOE etc).  The idea is to give them enough understanding of the higher tools where they can work with a BB mentor if they think there is an application need.
    Hope this helps….
    Bob J

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    #96239

    Ron
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    A proper greenbelt traing class should run somewhere between one or two weeks.  Anything less would require that the company is very evolved in the TQM mentality and this would be additional traning.
    A company that is just rolling our six sigma definitely nneeds a minimum of five full days to get the basic concepts across.
    a two day class with a third day of catapult training just flat out doesn’t cut it.
     

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    #96244

    Ivan
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    Hello guys, so what do you think about the online training from Quality America?, do you think that ia not complete or is simply not worth it?
    Thanks

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    #96248

    Bob J
    Participant

    ivan,
    I have to first qualify my answer in that I have not seen the material by Quality America.
    My sense is that any online program would only have value as a refresher….  In our training material we try and follow a regular drumbeat of foundation theory, broad application, specific example, hands on (often statapult) example and then use the certification project to link to the applicant’s “real world”.  This path has proven to be very successful for us and would be virtually impossible to do in any training delivery environment other than face to face…
    Hope this helps…..
    Bob J
     
     

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    #96263

    Ken Feldman
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    Our GB curriculum consists of two 5-day weeks separated ideally by 4 weeks.  Although DMAIC based, we rely heavily on Lean concepts and tools in the D, M and I stages since we have tried to integrate learnings from both traditional SS as well as Lean Enterprise.  For those doing a Lean or DFSS project there is an additional week of training in those disciplines.  All courses are taught by experienced MBBs.

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    #96271

    gojo
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    or taught by uncertified BB’s plucked from allied or GE

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