How to find and select, with confidence, a certified Lean Six Sigma Certification course online becomes harder everyday!
The popularity of combining principles of ‘lean’ and ‘Six Sigma’ has exploded and training companies are scrambling to catch up with surging industry demand.
A majority of training centers offer only lean or six sigma courses, and only a select few have established online certification courses. Erik Kampe, of Integrative Performance, LLC, a leading web e-learning company published the following review of his findings on what he calls the “Lean-Six-Sigma Leaders:
Let’s get straight to the point… Lean is Hot, Six Sigma is Hot, but Lean Six Sigma is extremely hot!
Most training opportunities are limited to classroom instruction, expensive and poorly supported for working professionals. Furthermore, most online and offline training centers DO NOT combine Lean and Six Sigma methodologies in one comprehensive course, and require you to take multiple courses that can take 3 times longer to complete and are twice as expensive!
Below are the only 3 (at time of writing) online courses that are a True FULL Lean Six Sigma course.
In this new emerging training market there is a clear leader – BeyondLean Ltd. who have established themselves firmly as the Six Sigma Lean Training provider leader. They have been providing their flagship course online since 2005 long before the explosive trend of merging the 2 methodologies in late 2008. Their first to market presence clearly gives them a significant lead on other providers who are struggling to adapt their course material. The offering from Beyond Lean, when compared to others is simply a value that can not be dismissed even under close scrutiny.
Mr Paul Swift, Beyond Lean’s executive director, manages the online certification and provides customer service that indicates he actual applies lean-Sigma principles to the operation of his training center. When I contact all 3 courses, I had a response from Paul in less than 12 hrs – I was so impressed with the time he spent with me – his care and concern for my needs and career was unparallelled. He explained that Lean-Six-Sigma is not for everyone, it takes a certain type of person to actually thrive in the real world of business efficiency consulting. It is not often that you find an online business training company that is actually interested in your success.