Lean Six Sigma
Miami-Dade County is committed to improving performance across all operations by applying effective problem-solving techniques. One of the many strategies the County uses is called Lean Six Sigma.
Lean Six Sigma emphasizes facts and relies on data-driven tools to streamline processes, increase productivity and deliver work of high quality. Lean Six Sigma is used to improve important outcomes; it helps "move the needle" on key performance measures.
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Training for County Employees
Several progressive levels of Lean Six Sigma training are available:
- Basic Yellow Belt certification consists of a one-day training workshop.
- Orange Belt certification is being offered to existing Yellow Belts to help increase their skills.
- Green Belt training is provided by an external resource for selected employees.
- Blue Belt certification is being offered to existing Green Belts to provide advanced training.
- Brown Belt (formerly Green Belt Team Leader) and Black Belt certification has been earned by a small number of individuals.
- Special certification in Lean techniques is also available within the Orange Belt and Blue Belt curriculum. This is a more focused training program.
Registration for Yellow Belt, Orange Belt and Blue Belt classes is currently open.
Enhance your management and analytical skills and help improve your department's performance with the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.
During this free one-day workshop, Miami‐Dade County Black Belt and Green Belt Instructors will ensure participants and their departments achieve value by providing the following unique features:
- Expert instructors with direct experience in Miami‐Dade County processes.
- Hands‐on application of Lean Six Sigma tools on your processes to ensure immediate value to you and your department.
- Concepts presented with a combination of understandable materials and practical exercises.
What you will learn: The following concepts and tools will be learned and applied in this one‐day course:
- Understanding the powerful DMAIC methodology and learning some important lessons from an actual example.
- Developing outcome measures for identifying improvement opportunities.
- Flowcharting your process to understand where opportunities exist to improve quality and performance.
- Stratifying data using histograms and pareto charts to identify potential problematic areas.
- Building cause and effect diagrams to get to the root cause of a problem.
- Conducting productive brainstorming meetings.
For more information, call 305-375-2897.
To obtain an Orange Belt, employees must be Yellow Belt-certified and attend 7 of the 9 classes from the Orange Belt and Blue Belt sections, along with completing class assignments. Yellow Belts and Green Belts not interested in pursuing a higher belt level are welcome to enroll on a per-class basis.
To obtain a Blue Belt, employees must be:
- Green Belt-certified
- Attend all 5 Blue Belt classes
- Take 5 of the 9 Orange Belt classes (one must be Introduction to Lean Analysis)
- Complete all class assignments
Green Belts not interested in pursuing a higher belt level are welcome to enroll on a per-class basis. Prerequisites may apply. See class descriptions below for additional details.