What is Six Sigma?
The Six Sigma methodology allows an organization to improve the quality of its processes by identifying causes of errors, working to minimize and correct future mistakes. From manufacturing processes, to logistics and retail—the Six Sigma process improvement methodology has worked to help numerous companies improve efficiencies, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.
The Six Sigma approach, however, is as applicable to IT as it is to any other business process. From network infrastructure to ERP to E-Business interfaces and software applications, the Six Sigma approach can be used by project managers as well as IT department managers to improve their service levels, reduce system downtime, and optimize their processes.
Lean Six Sigma Certifications
Lean Six Sigma is the rigorous and relentless reduction of waste (Lean) and variation (Six Sigma) in the critical processes of an organization that impact revenues and costs, as well as stakeholder satisfaction. It can be applied both to services and manufacturing industries to reduce defects, overproduction, wait time, inventory, processing and more.
Lean Six Sigma courses from New Horizons Portland include all of the tools, techniques and concepts related to Six Sigma and have been developed with the requirements of most modern day industries in mind.
Lean Six Sigma also utilizes the DMAIC phases similar to that of Six Sigma, and the training for Lean Six Sigma is also provided through the belt based training system similar to that of Six Sigma: White Belts, Yellow Belts, Green Belts, Black Belts and Master Black Belts.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
A typical Green Belt-certified professional works on projects part-time (25%), either as
a team member for complex projects, or as a project leader for simpler projects. Green
belt-certified professionals are the "work horses" of Six Sigma projects. Managers
leverage their Green Belt Certification for their entire careers, incorporating their skills
into their style of management.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training develops students into expert-level problem solvers—giving them the hard skills they need to lead successful improvement teams and achieve strategic objectives in any function or department of any organization.