The Green Belt Program is also Stage one of the Black Belt Program. All the foundational skills for a Black belt are established. In this sense the Green Belt involves the full application of the Lean Six Sigma methodology and therefore begins the process of dealing with more complex situations without taking on a Black Belt level type project. By full application we mean the use of the full Improvement Plan, the cycles, all the phases, the practice of Change Management and so on. Basically the bulk of the elements raised in the Green Belt course are applied.
During the Green Belt workshop the idea that improvement work is a continuum of complexity is raised from ‘Just Do It’ scenarios to Rapid Improvement Projects to more complex scenarios more appropriate for the full application of the methodology.
The course covers the various competencies assessed through the project. They range for demonstrating the understanding of the methodology and the tools to Change Management and Facilitation skills. Measurable improvement must be demonstrated at the end of the project.