Yellow Belt Six Sigma practitioners understand and have complete grasp of basic Six Sigma principles and methodologies. Yellow belts however do not handle company projects. They are usually part of the Six Sigma team and normally carry out implementation of several measures formulated by the whole team. As a key member of the team, Yellow belts devise process flow development plans which are critical support for the whole Six Sigma implementation. They are usually experts in a specific line of work and as such can do small company processes upgrades using the Plan, Develop, Check, Act (PDCA) framework.
Yellow belt trainings often last for 2 – 4 weeks. They will then take a series of exams in order to qualify as Six Sigma practitioners with Yellow belt. Trainings involve lectures about basic principles and approaches of Six Sigma. Yellow belts will be introduced to the essential methods of Six Sigma. Lessons on DMAIC will be thoroughly discussed during the training. DMAIC are interconnected processes necessary in improving the quality of company projects and performance. It is an acronym for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control.
Yellow belt courses can be delivered online. Trainees can enroll through the websites of Six Sigma training providers. Training modules will be provided to students as well as other important study materials. Lectures are interactive and usually use audio presentations, slide shows, and video conferencing with a web based instructor. Yellow belt trainees are provided with online lecture notes which they could use for their home studies. After each module, quizzes or small examinations will be given and it can be accomplished online. This measures the proficiency of the trainee in Six Sigma principles and methods.