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Building a foundation in Lean Six Sigma

In the coming weeks, we will dive into the world of Lean Six Sigma together, from breaking down basic terminologies to discovering how it promotes a UBC-wide mindset of collaboration, continuous improvement, and growth. In the first part of this series, we’ll look at the fundamentals of the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

What is Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt?

Black Belt is the final level of expertise in Lean Six Sigma, where professionals are trained to lead organizational changes as well as coach and mentor Black and Green Belts at UBC. With advanced knowledge in Lean Six Sigma and robust experience in managing complex improvement projects, Master Black Belts play a key role in […]

What is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?

Black Belt is the level of expertise in Lean Six Sigma, before reaching the final level of Master Black Belt. Professionals are trained to drive change and play a strong leadership role at UBC. With advanced knowledge in Lean Six Sigma concepts and frameworks, Black Belts lead Green Belts in complex improvement projects and help […]

What is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt?

A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is the intermediate level that prepares professionals to solve business process problems and take charge of more complex improvement projects at UBC. Lean Six Sigma uses the metaphor of martial arts belts to explain each team members’ role in advancing a project and ability to use the tools provided […]

What is Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt?

A Yellow Belt begins the journey of Lean Six Sigma development, where professionals gain a deeper understanding of Lean Six Sigma methods, and start to build the hands-on skills needed to lead and support process improvement projects at UBC. Lean Six Sigma uses the metaphor of martial arts belts to explain each team members’ role […]

What is Lean Six Sigma White Belt?

A Lean Six Sigma White Belt is the starting place where professionals gain a foundational understanding of the purpose, terms and tools used in Lean Six Sigma. It is a prerequisite for higher levels of training, where team members will learn to apply the tools to implement change at UBC. Lean Six Sigma uses the […]

So you’ve earned your Lean Six Sigma White Belt… What’s next?

As you complete your training, you may be wondering what’s next? Well, there’s a few things you can do right now to help us spread the culture of Lean Six Sigma in the VPFO.

Operational Excellence rolling out Lean Six Sigma training across the VPFO

In the VPFO Townhall on July 15, 2021, our Vice President, Peter Smailes announced Operational Excellence will begin a rollout of a VPFO-wide Lean Six Sigma training in alignment with our strategic plan.