Course Description

Lean Six Sigma for Green Belts: Quality Improvement Project

Green Belts should be able to lead their own continuous process improvement projects as well as champion the work of Black Belts within their organization. This 10-week, online course provides coaching and guidance from a Master Black Belt to students completing a real-world project. Students will apply their learning from PDS 240 Foundations and PDS 241 Project and Statistics to identify a business problem or opportunity, gather and analyze data, and determine the most impactful course of action. Students who are not able to complete a real-world project in their organization will be provided a case study applicable to their area of work.

This is a capstone course and should be completed as the final course in the Lean Six Sigma program.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Analyze different data collection methods, measurement systems, performance metrics, and/or process capabilities.
  • Use the DMAIC Process to identify a potential business problem or opportunity that can be solved using the six sigma methodology
  • Write a project charter that includes stakeholders and project team members
  • Write summaries of the findings from statistical validation or process value analysis
  • Evaluate idea generation tools such as affinity diagrams, root-cause analysis, challenging assumptions, solution mapping, mind-mapping, six thinking hats, and random word brainstorming to develop solutions
  • Outline process elements to investigate the current state of flow complexity and waste in a process
  • Write a control plan to document, monitor, and maintain the overall process including improvements that occur within the process
  • Prepare the required documentation, training and communication plans


Students electing to complete a final quality improvement project or case study should complete this course as a final course in their program. Students completing PDS 242 should have already completed PDS 240 OR PDS 243 to PDS 248.


Students should have a solid understanding of the DMAIC framework and common practices of Lean Six Sigma before completing this course.

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Online Asynchronous
Sep 19, 2024 to Dec 11, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $645.00
  • Marsha Meller
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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