This page shows more context around the ESTIEM Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course, and showcases additional achievements made by members of the ESTIEM LSS Community.

Go directly to

Summer Academy video

During Summer Academy events that Gregory H. Watson was the academic leader, an idea for a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt came to live. This aftermovie of the Summer Academy event of 2016 in Helsinki shows the spirit that was there in the beginning

History of the Course




To celebrate the publication of the course materials, Gregory H. Watson held an interview on the 8th of May 2020 to reflect on the past, present and future of the ESTIEM Lean Six Sigma course. You can view it on the ESTIEM Facebook page.

(note, in the first minutes there is an issue with the audio)

Conference Papers

The paper: A blended learning approach to lean six sigma green belt education for European students is written by Mikko Rajala, Henri Jarrett, and Jukka-Matti Turtiainen. This paper was presented during the 61st Congress of the European Organization for Quality (EOQ) in Bled, Slovenia from 11-12 October 2017

The paper: Replicating Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Education is written by Martijn Buijvoets, Bob Walrave, Jukka-Matti Turtiainen, and Gregory H. Watson. This paper was presented during the 8th International Conference on Lean Six Sigma that was hosted online by Purdue University from 22-23 June 2021

It continues the work of Rajala, Jarrett and Turtiainen (2017)

The paper: The influence of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course on European students – A practical case is written by Thomas Dirkwinkel, Carlo Panieri, Izabella Preś, and Lorenzo Rosi. This paper was presented during the International Conference on Quality Engineering and Management in Barcelona, Spain from 11-13 July 2018

The article: A dynamic approach to teaching lean six sigma at universities is written by Francisco S. Ramires, Hugo M. Costa, José R. Cruz, Miguel J. Carvalho, Paulo A. Sampaio. This magazine article is published in the magazine of the Lean Enterprise Division of the American Society of Quality in June 2020

Articles in ESTIEM Magazine

(Click on the article to be redirected to article on the Issuu page of the ESTIEM magazine)

Developing a Lean Six Sigma course for ESTIEMers

ESTIEM Magazine | Spring 2016 | New Materials

IEM Students in Healthcare – Two LSS Black Belt projects

ESTIEM Magazine I Autumn 2016 I Disruptive Technologies

Summer Academy in Helsinki

ESTIEM Magazine I Autumn 2017 I Sustainability in Projects

Lean Six Sigma – How it is to work in the Team

ESTIEM Magazine I Autumn 2017 I Sustainability in Projects

Lean Six Sigma in a World of Big Data

ESTIEM Magazine | Spring 2018 | 4th Industrial Revolution

Experiences of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project

ESTIEM Magazine | Autumn 2018 | Leadership in the 21st century

Taking the ESTIEM Lean Six Sigma Course to Africa

ESTIEM Magazine | Autumn 2019 | Information security: surviving in a digital world

The story of LSS in ESTIEM:

How it started and how the journey continues today!

ESTIEM Magazine | Spring 2020 | 30th Anniversary of ESTIEM

Glossary of terms