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IASSC Yellow Belt
The IASSC Yellow Belt certification focuses on the Design, Measure, and Control phases of a Lean Six Sigma project. The Body of Knowledge is the list of topics and tools that a Yellow Belt practitioner should know.
When to use
When studying to take the IASSC Yellow Belt certification exam, this list should be your study guide.
A Yellow Belt is a Lean Six Sigma team member who is usually a subject matter expert in the product or process that is being improved. As such they do not need to be experts in all of the Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques, but they need to understand the Lean Six Sigma process and be able to contribute well during the phases that are associated with problem definition and solution implementation.
The Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge is the list of subjects that IASSC believes are necessary for Yellow Belt practitioners to know. It addresses three of the Lean Six Sigma project phases, that of Define, Measure, and Control. Thorough knowledge of these topics will prepare an individual to sit for the IASSC Yellow Belt Exam.
The Body of Knowledge list is divided into three parts for the Define, Measure, and Control phases. The topics are further divided into categories within those phases. There is some overlap between phases, so a topic introduced in one phase may have application in other phases – such as the concept of the normal curve which is introduced in the Measure phase.
IASSC does not provide a detailed explanation for each topic, or even recommended references. They rely on the practitioner to acquire the information and background associated with each topic as well as the ability to apply the tools.
Hints & tips
- The list of topics and tools is rather broad and different books or teaching programs may cover those topics differently. Be sure you are studying them in the context of a Lean Six Sigma project.
- There are many other aspects to a successful Lean Six Sigma project. These are focused on the Lean Six Sigma methodology. However, items like stakeholder support, project planning, and resource allocation are also keys to project success.
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