Lean Yellow Belt Certificate

The Lean Yellow Belt Certificate workshop is an introduction to the Lean structured problem solving method known as DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve and control/continue to improve) for government and knowledge workers. Provides the skills required to begin facilitating improvement projects and attain/sustain measurable results.

  • The Lean Yellow Belt certificate workshop is targeted to:

  • Teams and individuals overwhelmed by a backlog of work who want to identify and address breakdowns in a process to get ahead and reduce frustration 
  • Employees of organizations who want to undertake a low-risk Lean experiment to build expertise before implementing large-scale improvements
  • Individuals who have recently joined an organization undergoing Lean improvement(s) who need to get up to speed on Lean
  • The learning objectives of this course include:

  • Develop an understanding of what Lean is and how it applies to knowledge work
  • Learn basic Lean tools and techniques to remove non-value added work and reduce frustration
  • Learn how to apply DMAIC (a structured 5-step approach to process improvement) to begin facilitating improvement projects and get results.
  • Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Lean as it applies to knowledge work
  • How to identify and eliminate interruptions to flow and waste (the 8 Lean Wastes and Failure Demand)
  • Introduction to the DMAIC 5-step approach to process improvement
    • DEFINE (current situation, target situation, problem statements, objectives)
    • MEASURE (collecting process data, value stream mapping)
    • ANALYZE (data analysis to find and prioritize root causes)
    • IMPROVE (identify, prioritize, plan, test and implement solutions)
    • CONTROL/CONTINUE TO IMPROVE (implement controls to sustain improvements, begin continuous improvement and manage the people side of Lean implementation)


  • Are there any pre-requisites for this program?

    No. There are no pre-requisites for White, Yellow or Green Belt training. Each workshop builds upon a similar base of introductory Lean material and goes into an increasing level of depth depending on the duration of the workshop. (White Belt: 1-day, Yellow Belt: 3-days, Green Belt: 8-days)

  • Are group discounts available?

    Yes. Group discounts are offered as follows:

    • 3-5 people: 5% discount
    • 5-9 people: 10% discount
    • 10+ people: 15% discount

    If you are registering a group, please contact anne@leanagility.com.

  • Do you offer French courses?

    We can offer French deliveries of our workshops for onsite delivery. Except where noted, public courses are delivered primarily in English because the demand for French delivery is low. Course facilitators are bilingual and will answer question in the language they are posed. Course materials are available in English and French.



  • Virtual delivery

  • 3 consecutive days, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST


  • $1,590 + tax


  • Learn how to begin facilitating improvement projects and get results

  • No pre-requisites
  • Hands-on learning (simulated Lean improvement exercise)
  • Group discounts available
  • Bilingual course facilitators
  • Course materials available in English or French
  • In-person and virtual deliveries available