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Improving Performance with Lean Six Sigma

Miami-Dade County is committed to improving performance across all operations by applying effective problem-solving techniques. One of the many strategies the County uses is called Lean Six Sigma.

Lean Six Sigma emphasizes facts and relies on data-driven tools to streamline processes, increase productivity and deliver work of high quality. Lean Six Sigma is used to improve important outcomes; it helps "move the needle" on key performance measures.

Miami-Dade County has been using Lean Six Sigma techniques in several departments. Recently-completed performance improvement projects can be viewed, including those completed with Lean Six Sigma techniques.

Lean Six Sigma Training for County Employees

Miami-Dade County government is committed to helping employees improve County operations and develop professionally through the Lean Six Sigma training program. Several progressive levels of Lean Six Sigma training are available:

  • Basic Yellow Belt PDF certification consists of a one-day training workshop; sign up for the training course.
  • Orange Belt certification is being offered to existing Yellow Belts to help increase their skills.
  • Green Belt training is provided by an external resource for selected employees.
  • Blue Belt certification is being offered to existing Green Belts to provide advanced training.
  • Brown Belt (formerly Green Belt Team Leader) and Black Belt certification has been earned by a small number of individuals.
  • Special certification in Lean techniques is also available within the Orange Belt and Blue Belt curriculum. This is a more focused training program. Read more in the curriculum plan PDF.

Registration for Yellow Belt, Orange Belt and Blue Belt classes is currently open.

See the list of upcoming classes PDF. Review the full curriculum plan PDF and certification requirements PDF for more information.

For questions about the Lean Six Sigma program, including training opportunities for County employees, email performance@miamidade.gov or call 305-375-5143.

If you cannot view PDF PDF files, you can download Acrobat Reader  for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. In order to use PDF files, you must have Acrobat installed on your computer.

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