Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt 6/27/18

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Date & Location
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Boston Children's Hospital, 1 Autumn Street, Boston, MA 02115, ,

Continuous Improvement Training – Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt: Leading Process Improvement Projects

Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two proven continuous improvement methods: Lean and Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is focused on creating value for customers by improving efficiency, safety and quality, while reducing waste and variation.

Build on the tools learned in the White Belt class to understand how to lead process improvement projects. Participants learn how to use a proven five-step methodology called, DMAIC, to drive change in their organization. Specific tools and topics are covered for each of the five steps and participants are given the opportunity to practice in small groups.

  • Yellow Belt is led by real world practitioners, giving participants insight on how to apply these tools in their own job. 
  • The day is meant to be interactive throughout, with small group exercises, class discussion, video examples and active learning opportunities
  • Included in the course: Team Charter, Value Analysis, Flow, Operational Definitions, 5 Why’s, Understanding Variation, Pareto Chart, Creative Thinking, Kanban, Visual Management, and Run Charts.  

Class begins at 8:00am and concludes by 5:00pm. There will be an hour for lunch around 12:00pm and several breaks throughout the day.

Target Audience:

  • Physicians 
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Health Care Administration
  1. Describe the concept of involving everyone in continuous improvement
  2. Explain the concept of leadership as part of everyone’s life
  3. Describe the background, principles and tenets of Lean and Six Sigma and how it relates to the hospital
  4. Explain Shewhart’s (Deming’s) PDCA/PDSA cycle
  5. Describe the current continuous improvement projects and effort at the hospital
  6. Define the meaning of a “process”
  7. Explain the five-step continuous improvement methodology, DMAIC
  8. Recognize a well-written charter
  9. Review the use of a process map for looking at flow
  10. Identify customer, operational and non-value added activities on a process flow diagram
  11. Discuss the importance of an operational definition
  12. Be able to recognize a well-written operational definition
  13. Describe the 5 Why’s tool. Introduce basic statistical concepts including mean and standard deviation
  14. Explain the Pareto Chart
  15. Discuss creative thinking techniques
  16. Explain Kanban concepts and implementation
  17. Explain the concept of visual management
  18. Describe the use of a run chart
  19. Design an action plan
  • Individual Rate: $499
  • Groups of 2-8: $499 per person*
  • Groups of 9-15: $450 per person*
  • Groups of 15+: $430 per person (please call to inquire: 617-919-9908)*

*Please note if you are registering a group please email us at cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu to register.

Boston Children's Hospital Employees: please register via the BCH NetLearning portal 

Refund Policy

Registration by credit card can be made by clicking register button above. Registration by check (draft on a United States bank): please make payable to Boston Children’s Hospital and contact CME Department at cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu to discuss payment. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration, an email confirmation from the Boston Children’s office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information, including registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

Fifty-percent (50%) refunds will be issued for all cancellations received prior to the start of the course. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or telephone. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee, and no refunds will be issued once the conference has started.


There is no discounted parking available for this course, to see parking options in the area please visit: https://www.masco.org/directions/lma-public-parking

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 7 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 7 contact hours for pharmacists. Pharmacists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Policy 

Boston Children's Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children's may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.