This program will provide attendees with a structured methodology for improving business processes using the Lean Sigma DMAIC methodology. The course will outline what Lean Sigma is: the steps of the DMAIC problem-solving process and teach how to use tools such as Value Stream Mapping, Fishbone diagrams, 5 whys, and other process improvement techniques.  

The course provides training on both the methodology and tools.

The training consists of 2 parts: an e-learning part and a one-day practice part. If both parts are fully completed, the student will graduate as Lean Problem Solver and will receive a formal certification of the Lean Competency System LCS (


This course is ideal for any employee of an organization who will be involved in daily improvement.

For the practice part, the minimum number of participants is ten and the maximum is fifteen. The practice part is only required if the delegate wants to become eligible for a formal LCS certification


The Lean Problem-Solving training participant will learn how to apply the A3 problem solving thinking and techniques to solve daily problems sustainable and in a structured way.


The first part of the training is an online e-learning. The second part of the training, the practice day, can be delivered in-house at the customer site or at a local Medtronic facility.

Please contact your Medtronic sales representative for further details.


For this training it is required to complete the Yellow Belt training first.


The training is a combination of e-learning and hands-on. The e-learning can be completed online, the practice part is a 1-day class room training delivered by an LCS-certified Black Belt or Master Black Belt.


Please contact your Medtronic sales representative.



Project Definition

  1. Lean Sigma Infrastructure
  2. Project Selection
  3. Project Charter

Lean Principles and Tools


  1. Value Stream Mapping
  2. Spaghetti Diagram
  3. Current Capability
  4. Gemba & Muda
  5. Additional Tools

  7. 5x Why
  8. Pareto chart
  9. Scatterplot
  10. Run chart

  12. Balancing
  13. Logic Tree
  14. Kanban

  16. Visual mgmt.
  17. Process mgmt.

Practice Day

  1. Recap e-learning
  2. Practice learnings
    1. Focus on waste reduction via boat building simulation
    2. Focus on variation reduction via catapult exercise