Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSS-GB) training provides an understanding of Lean principles and tools, and project management fundamentals. The  training focuses on the elimination of waste using proven techniques. This training is a critical step towards the Army's implementation of Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) and the success of Army business transformation. With LSS proven techniques, Army personnel have the skills to increase effectiveness and efficiency, save time and money, and improve our nation's ready forces. 


To obtain the Army Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and earn the accompanying ASI, you must complete all required lessons, pass the Army green belt exam, and successfully execute an improvement project in your functional area.  If you would like to participate in the self-paced  certification option, you must:

  • Establish your Army Skillport account
  • Contact Mr. Rod Norris, TRADOC Master Black Belt
  •  Attend a virtual 30-minute pre-course in-brief
  • Complete all lessons within 6-weeks of in-brief (weekly check-in with TRADOC POC required)
  • Attend a 90-minute exam review session
  • Pass the Army Green Belt exam
  • Lead a successful improvement project within 6-months of  passing the exam

A Lean Six Sigma project is focused on reducing defects in an existing process and/or streamlining the process so it performs faster and more efficiently. When identifying a project keep the following criteria in mind:

  • Identify a problem whose solution is not known Ensure that data is available or can be collected  Be able to map the process that needs to be fixed  Have authority to implement a change to the process  

For a project to be accepted for certification, a process change has to be implemented.

Requirements to sit for the Army Green Belt Exam
1.Six Sigma and Lean: Foundations &  Principles
2.Six Sigma: Identifying Projects
3.Six Sigma: Team Basics, Roles and  Responsibilities
4.Six Sigma: Project Management Basics
5.Six Sigma: Voice of the Customer
6.Six Sigma: Process Documentation and  Analysis
7.Basic Six Sigma Statistics
8.Value of Lead Time 9.Six Sigma: Classifying and Collecting Data
10.Lean Principles in Six Sigma Projects
11.Six Sigma: Cycle Time Reduction and  Kaizen Blitz
12.Six Sigma: Measurement System Analysis
13.Six Sigma: Quality Tools
14.Six Sigma: Process and Performance  Capability Measurement
15.Data Analysis and Root Cause Analysis in  Six Sigma
16.Six Sigma: Correlation, Regression &  Hypothesis Testing
17.Lean Tools and FMEA
18.Six Sigma: Performance Metrics
19.Using Lean to Perfect Organizational  Processes
20.Using Lean to Improve Flow and Pull
21.Using Lean to Reduce Waste and Streamline Value Flow
22.Control Charts
23.Six Sigma: Control Tools and Documentation
Lean 6 Sigma


•The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook (George, Rowlands, Price, Maxey, 2005).  Vital tools for implementing Lean Six Sigma - what they are, how they work, and which to use.
•The Quality Toolbox Second Edition (Nancy R Tague, 2005). A comprehensive reference of tools and techniques used for quality improvement.
•Hoshin Kanri (David C. Hutchins, 2008).  The strategic approach to Continuous Improvement.
•The Six Sigma Handbook Third Edition (Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller, 2009).  A complete guide for Green Belts, Black Belts, and Manager of all levels.
•Applying Six Sigma Using Minitab Third Edition (Bruce Gilbert and Peterka, 2017).
•The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Third Edition (T.M. Kubiak and Donald W. Benbow, 2017).
•Scrum Mastery + Agile Leadership (Jeff Cohn, 2019).
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 Roderick Norris
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