1. Candidates learn through LASSIB BOKs, e-Learning, Authorized Training Partners, Other Training Providers, Published Books
The candidates can learn Lean and Six Sigma principles, also called as ‘Lean Six Sigma’ principles using any, or multiple of the six options given below:
- LASSIB Body of Knowledge: The LASSIB team is putting together, comprehensive and practical Body’s of Knowledge. These can be referred during your preparation for the examination. Click here to access them.
- LASSIB Books of Knowledge: The LASSIB team has put together, comprehensive, practical and easy to read Books of Knowledge. In addition, they are free. This is the first time in the world, that such books have been published free of cost. Click here to access them.
- LASSIB e-Learning: In addition to the BOKs, the LASSIB team has spent a lot of effort to create e-Learning material around Lean Six Sigma. Again they are very practical and easy to follow. Needless to say, they are once again free. Click here to access them.
- Authorized Training Partners: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt programs require classroom trainings. These are in-depth concepts which require interactive sessions undertaken by Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belts. LASSIB does provide BOKs and e-Learning material. However, it still recommends going through a class-room training for better learning.
- Other Training Providers: There are a number of training providers in the industry. One needs to ensure that they are covering all the required concepts during the program.
- Published Books: A number good books are available in the market to study. A partial list is given below:
- The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed by Michael L. George, John Maxey, David T. Rowlands, and Michael George
- The Six Sigma Handbook, Third Edition by Thomas Pyzdek and Paul Keller
- Lean Six Sigma and Minitab: The Complete Toolbox Guide for All Lean Six Sigma Practitioners (3rd edition) by Quentin Brook
- Lean Six Sigma for Service : How to Use Lean Speed and Six Sigma Quality to Improve Services and Transactions by Michael L. George
- Statistics for Six Sigma Made Easy by Warren Brussee
- Six Sigma for Dummies by Craig Gygi, Neil DeCarlo, Bruce Williams, and Stephen R. Covey
2. Candidates implement principles learnt
Lean Six Sigma is all about practical implementation and delivery of results to the business and value to customers. It is critical to undertake practical implementation of Lean Six Sigma principles. Any theoretical study, without practical implementation is a complete waste of time. LASSIB does not recommend wasting time in such activities.