Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt IASSC (LSSYB)® Body of Knowledge
Learning Delivery Methods
Equivalent to 24 hrs.
The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt™ (ICYB™) is a professional who is well versed in the foundational elements of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology, who leads limited improvement projects and / or serves as a team member as a part of more complex improvement projects lead by a Certified Green Belt or Certified Black Belt, typically in a part-time role. A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt possesses a thorough understanding of the elementary aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Method including competence in the subject matters contained within the phases of Define, Measure, and Control (DMC) as defined by the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge™. A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt understands how to implement, perform, interpret and apply Lean Six Sigma in a skilled yet limited and / or supportive context.
Key Features of Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training
- Interactive instructor-led Six Sigma Yellow Belt training
- Highly Qualified, Certified, and Accredited trainers from IASSC
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course accredited by IASSC
- Study Guide created by subject matter experts
- Interaction with co-participants from diverse backgrounds
- 98% pass success rate
- Case Studies which are Industry driven
- Mock tests provided
- Participate in Retrospective Sessions
- Additional LSSYB training provided within the next two months
This is a 3-day (24hr) learning event
Start/Finish Times: 09:00am – 17:00pm
Ideal for those who have some degree of real-world Lean Six Sigma work experience and project application experience
- Each participant brings a laptop with any version of Minitab software installed.
- Knowledge of Ms-Excel
- Very good command of English
IASSC Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge
The IASSC Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge is an assembly of a comprehensive set of topics and subject matters that are intended to be representations of the universally and commonly accepted, minimum competencies and core proficiencies requisite of Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belts.
This well-established IASSC Standard is diversely recognized as a relevant and practical version of the knowledge expectations of Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. It consists of the primary sections of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control, which are each broken down into sub-categories consisting of individual subject matter topics.
This respected IASSC Standard is an interwoven element to both IASSC Accreditations and IASSC Certifications. IASSC endeavors to ensure that Lean Six Sigma providers and institutions seeking IASSC Accreditation adequately demonstrated their alignment to the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge. IASSC Certification Exams are constructed based upon the topics within the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge. Through proctored examination, candidates are expected to demonstrate that they have an adequate level of competence in the topics defined within the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.
IASSC Universally Accepted Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge for Yellow Belts
1.0 Define Phase
1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma
1.1.1 Meanings of Six Sigma
1.1.2 General History of Six Sigma & Continuous Improvement
1.1.3 Deliverables of a Lean Six Sigma Project
1.1.4 The Problem Solving Strategy Y = f(x)
1.1.5 Voice of the Customer, Business and Employee
1.1.6 Six Sigma Roles & Responsibilities
1.2 The Fundamentals of Six Sigma
1.2.1 Defining a Process
1.2.2 Critical to Quality Characteristics (CTQ’s)
1.2.3 Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
1.2.4 Pareto Analysis (80:20 rule)
1.2.5 Basic Six Sigma Metrics
a. including DPU, DPMO, FTY, RTY Cycle Time
1.3 Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects
1.3.1 Building a Business Case & Project Charter
1.3.2 Developing Project Metrics
1.3.3 Financial Evaluation & Benefits Capture
1.4 The Lean Enterprise
1.4.1 Understanding Lean
1.4.2 The History of Lean
1.4.3 Lean & Six Sigma
1.4.4 The Seven Elements of Waste
a. Overproduction, Correction, Inventory, Motion, Overprocessing, Conveyance, Waiting.
a. Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Self-Discipline
2.0 Measure Phase
2.1 Process Definition
2.1.1 Cause & Effect / Fishbone Diagrams
2.1.2 Process Mapping, SIPOC, Value Stream Map
2.1.3 X-Y Diagram
2.1.4 Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
2.2 Six Sigma Statistics
2.2.1 Basic Statistics
2.2.2 Descriptive Statistics
2.2.3 Normal Distributions & Normality
2.2.4 Graphical Analysis
2.3 Measurement System Analysis
2.3.1 Precision & Accuracy
2.3.2 Bias, Linearity & Stability
2.3.3 Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility
2.3.4 Variable & Attribute MSA
2.4 Process Capability
2.4.1 Capability Analysis
2.4.2 Concept of Stability
2.4.3 Attribute & Discrete Capability
2.4.4 Monitoring Techniques
5.0 Control Phase
5.1 Lean Controls
5.1.1 Control Methods for 5S
5.1.3 Poka-Yoke (Mistake Proofing)
5.3 Six Sigma Control Plans
5.3.1 Cost Benefit Analysis
5.3.2 Elements of the Control Plan
5.3.3 Elements of the Response Plan
The IASSC Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge™ and IASSC Certification Exams™ target the incorporation of the Bloom’s Taxonomy – Revised (2001) model. IASSC™ aims to define Cognitive level benchmarks for Black Belt, Green Belt and Yellow Belt subject matter items within each corresponding Body of Knowledge. IASSC Certified Black Belt Exams target a cognitive level up to Create. The IASSC Certified Green Belt Exams target a cognitive level up to Evaluate. The IASSC Certified Yellow Belt Exams target a cognitive level up to Analyze. More information pertaining to how IASSC uses Blooms taxonomy can be reviewed here.
Levels of Cognition based on Bloom’s Taxonomy – Revised (2001). These levels are from “Levels of Cognition” (from Bloom’s Taxonomy – Revised, 2001). They are listed in order from the least complex to the most complex.
Remember: Recall or recognize terms, definitions, facts, ideas, materials, patterns, sequences, methods, principles, etc.
Understand: Read and understand descriptions, communications, reports, tables, diagrams, directions, regulations, etc.
Apply: Know when and how to use ideas, procedures, methods, formulas, principles, theories, etc.
Analyze: Break down information into its constituent parts and recognize their relationship to one another and how they are organized; identify sublevel factors or salient data from a complex scenario.
Evaluate: Make judgments about the value of proposed ideas, solutions, etc., by comparing the proposal to specific criteria or standards.
Create: Put parts or elements together in such a way as to reveal a pattern or structure not clearly there before; identify which data or information from a complex set is appropriate to examine further or from which supported conclusions can be drawn.
Participants shall be certified as Six Sigma Yellow Belts upon the following criteria:
- Participants shall be certified as Six Sigma Yellow Belts upon the following criteria:
- Class attendance and active participation
- Passing the Yellow Belt exam 70% or more.
- Participants who attend all classes and pass the exam with more than 70% shall be granted a certificate of achievement for the course by Quality Academy™.
- Participants who attend all classes shall be granted only an Attendance certificate for the course.
IASSC Examination and Certification is an option - IASSC Green Belt Examination Fee is USD 295 (you can select it in your online examination form).
The process to apply for IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt:
Prepare for the exam - Our LSSGB bootcamp + LSSGB self-learning package prepares you intensively to pass the IASSC LSSGB exam in one shot. We have a 96.7% pass rate and are an IASSC accredited training organization.
- Computer-Based Testing - Online AnyWhere:
2-7 business days after you receive your approval notification, you will receive an eligibility email containing instructions on how to schedule your exam and requirements.
- Paper-Based Testing, PBT:
If you have registered for a Paper-based; you will not receive an eligibility email. Instead you will receive a seating letter with your exam date, time, and location approximately 2 weeks before your exam date.
Hardware and System Requirements for Online Proctoring Exam:
- A computer with a keyboard and mouse
Quiet & calm location at your home or office
A web camera that you can rotate 360 degrees
An active reliable Broadband/High-Speed internet connection of at least 4Mbps
Browser compatibility: Latest versions of Windows Internet Explorer, Windows Firefox, Windows Chrome, Mac Firefox, Mac Chrome with Java Enabled and Java Runtime and cookies enabled which comes standard with web browsers.
The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam™ is a 60 question, closed book, proctored exam with a 2 hour allotted time. Some forms of this exam may also include up to an additional 6 non-graded questions*. The Exam contains multiple-choice and true/false questions from each section of the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge and is administered in more than 8,000 Testing Centers located within 165 countries throughout the world and through the IASSC Web-Based On-Demand testing system and by hundreds of IASSC Accredited Providers.
In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC Certified Yellow Belt (IASSC-CYB™) from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification, candidates must sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam and achieve a minimum score of 70%.
There are no prerequisites required in order to sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam. For more about this see FAQ’s and the IASSC position on knowledge and application. Purchase a Yellow Belt Exam Voucher for $195 USD through the link provided below.
Upon successful achievement, Professionals will receive IASSC Yellow Belt Certification issued by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification™, a true independent third-party Certification Association within the Lean Six Sigma Industry.
IASSC Certification is recognized perpetually. In accordance with the IASSC Recertification Policy, effective March 1, 2017, a classification system recognizes certifications as “Current” for a period of three years and defines regulations for maintaining such Status.
An IASSC Certified Yellow Belt is issued a Certificate (PDF) which includes a Certification Number, a badge (.png file), added to the Official IASSC Certification Register and granted the right to use the IASSC Certification Marks and Titles; a professional designation which may be used in resumes and public profiles such as LinkedIn, consistent with the IASSC Marks Use Policy.
Recertification is an important part of the Professional Credentialing spectrum. It helps to ensure integrity of standards, is an exhibit of a Professional’s regard for certification best-practices and serves as proof of ongoing Professional competence. In essence, IASSC™ Recertification is simply a form of Professional Certification maintenance that comes with the great benefit of ongoing personal accomplishment, while demonstrating to employers and peers proof of a maintained knowledge and skill based proficiency as an active Lean Six Sigma Practitioner.
The International Association for Six Sigma Certification™ perpetually and indefinitely recognizes all IASSC Certified Professionals. As of March 1, 2017 IASSC introduced a Certification Classification System that will further classify Certifications by a Status in our support of and alignment to Professional Credentialing Best Practices. A Current status is granted to IASSC Certifications for a period of three years from the time the Professional has received the Certification. After that time, an Elapsed status will be applied to the Certification unless the Professional has successfully Recertified.
IASSC Recertification Yellow Belt Exam is a 30 question, closed book, proctored exam with a 1 hour allotted time. The Exam contains approximately 10 multiple-choice and true/false questions from each major section of the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge. In order to successfully achieve Recertification Professionals must achieve a minimum score point equivalency of 70%. Recertification Fee: $ 115.
Job roles that can benefit from Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification course include, but are not limited to:
- For all those individuals who would like to get a management overview of the concepts, tools, and methodologies of Six Sigma
- The course is also ideal for department managers, line managers, project managers, consultants, change agents, team leaders, and professionals who want to gain fundamental understanding of Six Sigma
There are no prerequisites required to sit for this course.
Comprehensive delegate folder and certificates. Public courses include, lunch, refreshments and our Residential option includes accommodation on the intervening nights of a course, plus dinner and breakfast.