Lean Six Sigma Overview

Explore key principles and methodologies essential for process improvement with MoreSteam's online Lean Six Sigma Overview course.

Take a "Crash Course" on Process Improvement Essentials

At its core, Lean Six Sigma is about improving processes so that an organization's work aligns as closely as possible with what creates customer value. However, the tools and practices that help achieve this range from beginner-level principles to sophisticated mathematical modeling. MoreSteam's Lean Six Sigma Overview Course is perfect for those who want to learn the basics.

This short, three-hour course introduces trainees to the philosophical foundations of process improvement, outlines basic Lean principles and the forms of process waste that practitioners seek to eliminate, and the basics of the Six Sigma body of knowledge. By completing the course, you'll be more comfortable navigating your role amid an organizational process improvement initiative and working with Six Sigma Black Belts. And because Lean Six Sigma can create value in any industry, this course can adapt to the healthcare and financial services sectors.

Quick Facts

Course Type
Time to Complete
4 hours
English, Chinese, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, and French

Lean Six Sigma Overview Curriculum

Course Outline

4 Hrs

  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • The Cost of Poor Quality
  • Y=f(x): Input Determines Output
  • The 5 Lean Principles
  • The 8 Forms of Waste
  • Lean Six Sigma Success Stories
  • The 99.9% Problem
  • Calculating the Sigma Level
  • DMAIC - The Improvement Process
  • Organizing your Team for Success
  • Critical Success Factors for Lean Six Sigma
  • The Lean Six Sigma Journey

Included in this course

Lesson audio, blackboard videos, formula walk-throughs, interactive exercises, and industry case studies
Select courses include a subscription to EngineRoom® Data Analysis Software or are compatible with Minitab or JMP
Course tools to track your progress, highlight the material, take notes, and bookmark lessons for review
English courses include audio narration to support multiple learning styles
Course customizations based on industry for a personalized learning experience
One of eight language options: English, Chinese, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, or French
Lessons developed by industry leaders with over 20 years of Lean Six Sigma training

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What's Included

  1. 4 Hours of Training
  1. Assistance from instructors regarding content-related inquiries
  1. Industry-focused options: manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and service sectors. Customization options available for an additional cost
  1. An in-application feature for taking notes and highlighting the material

This class is an outstanding tool. I would encourage folks to use it not only as a tool at work but as a life lesson. Apply some of these tools and practices to manage your finances or your healthcare with your medical provider, use the tools to ask good questions of your mechanic. Etc.

Tom Moran


Excellent to gain an introductory understanding of how to improve quality and reduce variability in a lean process.

Carmella Ruberto

OSU JobReady

I hope all of the people doing this course will enjoy it as much as I did. Sit back, concentrate, learn, and enjoy!

Philippe Flerens


Excellent, detailed course which can be applied to all levels of an organization. I will get to work immediately in applying the new skills to my everyday work practices.

Matthew Sweet


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