CIT's Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 

Become a leader in driving continuous improvement with your team or department by applying Lean Six Sigma principles and tools to deliver breakthrough improvements in any business sector or environment. CIT’s Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training and certification program will help be you more efficient, productive and effective while delivering a higher quality product or service at a lower cost. In this course you'll learn why organizations all across North America are turning to Lean Six Sigma training and certification to develop a focus on internal efficiencies while at the same time becoming more in tune with the voice of their customers.

What You will learn

After completing this Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training and certification program, participants will have a better understanding of the importance of process management and be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of Lean and Six Sigma

  • Write effective problem statements using the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and How much (5W2H) approach

  • Construct Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, Customers (SIPOC), Process Flow and Spaghetti Maps

  • Conduct Cause & Effect workshops and 5 Whys

  • Facilitate “root cause analysis” using cause and effect and the 5 Whys approach

  •  Assess process capability and service levels

  • Generate and interpret process statistics

  • Employ graphical analysis as investigative tools

  • Encourage workplace organization including 5S (Sort, Straighten, Scrub, Standardize, Sustain), visual workplace & standardized work

  • Plan, facilitate and execute rapid improvement (“kaizen”) events

  • Implement simple process control charts and control plans


Course Structure

Introduction to Lean Principles

  • Eight Wastes

  • A3 Problem Solving

  • 5S & Establishing Effective Workplaces

  • Integrating Lean and Six Sigma

Introduction to Six Sigma

  • DMAIC problem-solving methodology

  • Process Mapping

  • The Effect of Process Variation

  • DPMO (Defects Per Million Opportunities) & Assessing Process Capability

Managing Change and Team Facilitation

  • Change Readiness Assessment

  • Writing Effective Problem Statements (5W2H)

  • Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • Error-Proofing Techniques

  • Ranking & Prioritization techniques

  • Planning & Executing Kaizen Events

Departmental Metrics and Root Cause Analysis

  • Graphical Analysis (box plots, histograms, etc.)

  • Pareto Charts; Spaghetti Diagrams

  • Visual Workplace; SIPOC Diagram

  • Cause & Effect Diagrams & 5 Whys

  • Introduction to Control Charts & Control Plans

  • Project Closure

Yellow Belts will understand the Lean Six Sigma philosophy and how to routinely apply this to their area of responsibility


Anyone interested in building knowledge and skills in continuous improvement, applicable to virtually every industry sector and functional responsibility.




4 days in-class study