Green Belt Domain Objectives


The Cii’s Green Belt Certification course seamlessly integrates traditional Six Sigma, Project Management, and the Toyota Lean improvement methodologies, keeping it focused on value-added instruction. Its content is driven by the current needs of organizations and industries. Additionally, the course can be tailored to focus on local/regional manufacturing, service, transactional and/or technology business processes.

Traditional Green Belt certifications are knowledge-based rather than experience-based. The Cii certification includes the requirement to complete a project along with the exam providing individuals who can make organizational improvements.


Green belt DOMAIN



1 Advanced Six Sigma Concepts

1.1 What Is Six Sigma Cultural Change

1.2 The Six Sigma Foundation - Y = f(X)

1.3 Benefits and Impact of Six Sigma

1.4 Critical to Quality (CTQ) Characteristics

1.5 Variation - Common Cause and Special Cause

1.6 Process Capability

1.7 Review of Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints

1.8 Six Sigma Organizational Infrastructure Roles and Responsibilities


#2 Define Phase Deliverables (10%)


2 Gaining Organizational Agreement

2.1 Pre-Define (Six Sigma Project Selection)

2.2 Advanced “Straight-Talk”

2.3 Advanced Exit Strategy

2.4 The Complete Project Charter

2.5 Executive Project Overview (EPO) and Status Reporting

2.6 Elements of a Project Plan

2.7 Identifying Customers and Stakeholders

2.8 Defining Customer Needs


#3 Measure Phase Deliverables (20%)


3 Gaining organizational Agreement on Performance and Data

3.1 Basic Measurement Concepts

3.2 Real Process Measurement

3.3 Flow Charting


3.5 SOPs/SLAs

3.6 FMEA

3.7 VOC to CTQ to Requirements

3.8 Data Collection Techniques

3.8.1 MSA

3.8.2 Data Collection Plans

3.9 Establishing Baseline and Presenting Performance


#4 Analyze Phase Deliverables (20%)


4 Gaining Organizational Agreement on Analytical Techniques

4.1 Descriptive Statistics and Probability

4.2 The Histogram and Normality

4.3 The Pareto Chart

4.4 The Run Chart

4.5 Control Charts

4.6 Root Cause Analysis

4.7 Cause/Effect/Impact

4.8 The C&E Matrix

4.9 The Perfect versus the “Evil” Business Process

4.10 The Scatter Diagram and Basic Regression


#5 Improve Phase Deliverables (20%)


5 Gaining Organizational Agreement on Recommendations

5.1 Generating Alternative Solutions

5.2 Synthesizing Solutions

5.3 Value Added and Non-Value Added

5.4 Selecting a Solution


#6 Control (Continuity) Phase Deliverables (20%)


6 Gaining Organizational Agreement on Continuity

6.1 Change Management Fundamentals

6.2 Visual Control

6.3 Measurement Systems

6.4 Service Level Agreements

6.5 Standard Operating Procedures

6.6 The Process Management Plan and Project Closure

6.7 Lesson Learned