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Can I Skip Yellow Belt and Go Directly to a Green Belt Class?

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    I have had the Lean Six Sigma course presented to me and reading through it I feel that I could jump to the Green belt. I am a Service Delivery Manager and not new to the business world.

    All i require to know is if this can be done before I purchase the course.

    Many thanks

    Mac

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    JB
    Participant

    @TitanMac

    Many of “us” started with Black Belt training… There is no hard and fast rule that says you need to progress through the system Yellow, Green, Black, MBB (every company may have it’s own requirements however). If you feel confident in your abilities to comprehend the material, learn the skills, and execute on projects, I’d go for it.

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    #198267

    Chris Seider
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    Yes. My only recommendation is anyone wanting to do Green Belt training have basic algebra skills. If “y = mx + b” makes no sense for you, then brush up on these basic skills. No one has to know how to calculate the statistics but you must know how to conclude from the outputs of the six sigma skills.

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    #198268

    Shelby Jarvis
    Participant

    Mac,

    I agree with the guidance your receiving. Regardless of your final choice, do not underestimate the value of a good mentor.

    Good Luck,

    Shelby

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    Amit Kumar Ojha
    Participant

    The hierarchy Yellow-Green-Black-MBB is made to indicate the increasing depth and scope of the tools and their application. If you feel that you understood the tools very well and can relate how it is applied in different situation, you may skip a level.
    However before you skip pls make sure that you do not miss any basic concept so that you find it totally new in green belt.

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    #198273

    DaveMcKean
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    Mac
    I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t go directly to the Green Belt if you have reviewed the Yellow Belt Material and understand the history of the process (to give it context) and understand the basic tools that are part of the DMAIC process. Depending on how you are attending your Green Belt training (facilitated or on-line) these are reviewed and delved into in more depth.
    D

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    Gary Smith
    Participant

    In most cases, one can skip directly to Green Belt training. This will get you through the Design and Measure parts of DMAIC. However, to progress beyond Green Belt to address the Analyze, Improve, and Control phases (also applies to DMADV and other variants), you’ll definitely have to be sharp in your basic-to-moderate statistics skills.

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    #198283

    Jud VanWyk
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    Save your time and money and skip to GB, especially if you’ve taken the iniative to read though the course content on your own. Most YB courses offer little beyond a very basic introduction (awareness training) which will be repeated in the first stages of a GB course.

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    Norbert Feher
    Participant

    Very often Six Sigma Yellow Belt training is the same as a green Belt training.

    The only difference is that a certification project has to be completed by the candidate and accepted by a Six Sigma Black Belt.

    So I think You can go for GB level but I recommend 3-5 completed Six SIgma Green Belt projects before You ennroll for a BB course.

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    Scott Bryer
    Participant

    General Rule of Thumb:
    Yellow Belt – Theory
    Green Belt – Application
    BB/MBB – SME

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    Ashwin J. More
    Participant

    It is not mandatory that you should do a yellow belt then a green belt and after that Black belt. Yellow belt is just a basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma theory, your actual learning starts at the green belt because green belt training focuses on theory as well as project completion.

    Project completion will help you understand the application of the Six Sigma tool, see YB training is now available for free so you don’t need to do go for YB paid training. Instead of that find YB free training, complete it, and get the basics done.

    After that find mentor(BB/MBB) join Green belt training and also do a six sigma project during training with the help of your mentor this will help you sharpen your undersntading.

    After completing 3 to 4 projects then go for Black belt level training because it is the team leader role so you must be the master of basic tools that’s why doing the six sigma project will help you become a master in Lean Six Sigma.

    I think for MBB training, as per ASQ you have to complete 10 six sigma projects as a black belt then you are eligible for ASQ MBB exam. Thats how you can follow the path.

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    Strayer
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    I wouldn’t bother with yellow belt unless you’re totally naive. When belts were introduced there was only green and black, and then Master BB for experts and instructors. Yellow, and sometimes other colors, were introduced later for people who wanted to learn about, or needed to know about, the concepts but probably weren’t going to become practitioners. Everything you’d learn in yellow belt will be taught in green belt as if you were a beginner. I do agree with Chris Seider about having basic algebra skills, and I’d say even moreso basic statistics, for GB. It’s a prerequisite and even yellow belt training is unlikely to spend much time teaching what you should already know. It’d be a disservice to everyone else in the class.

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