The Yellow Belt Memory Jogger – 2nd Edition

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This new second edition of The Yellow Belt Memory Jogger ensures alignment with the American Society for Quality’s (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) Body of Knowledge.  Extensive enhancements have been made throughout the book in order to make it a valuable tool for anyone planning to be a Yellow Belt or planning to take the CSSYB exam.

The Yellow Belt Memory Jogger covers the methodology and tools that DMAIC and Lean Six Sigma team members should know. Yellow Belts assist the team leader on a project and bring skills that facilitate all team members in taking a more active role in a project. This involvement can speed up a team’s ability to complete projects and can extend the reach of the project manager, as team members can take on more project responsibilities.

Whether team members find themselves in a Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma project, they will find the descriptions of the tools presented in this book to be of great value. The Memory Jogger provides Yellow Belts with a reference guide to Six Sigma tools, such as:

  • Basic Statistics
  • Process Mapping
  • Process Capacity
  • Cause and Effect Chart
  • Histogram
  • Pareto Chart
  • Scatter Plot
  • FMEA
  • Control charts

It also addresses questions, such as: What is Six Sigma? What is the DMAIC cycle for process improvement? What are the roles within Six Sigma teams? What tools do Yellow Belts need to know the most? What tools are commonly used in each phase of the DMAIC cycle? How are these tools used? What are the guidelines for interpreting these tools? What are some of the tools that Black Belts and Green Belts use that Yellow Belts might encounter on a project? The Memory Jogger also integrates some of the Lean tools into the DMAIC project phases, tools such as:

  • Non-value Analysis
  • Continuous Flow
  • Error Checking
  • Installation Reduction
  • 5S
  • Visual Management

The Improvement Team member will find this Memory Jogger an invaluable reference guide for success in these Lean and Six Sigma-type projects.

The second edition not only added additional content along with new illustrations, but also improved the sequencing of material, added numerous tips to provide a deeper understanding of the Lean Six Sigma concepts, process, and tools, and added additional terms to the glossary.

Some of the specific content additions include:

  • Content on team basics including types of teams and stages of team development
  • Communication methods that a Yellow Belt should understand
  • Project planning and management tools
  • Stakeholder analysis material
  • Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) descriptions
  • Improvements in descriptions of Lean foundations
  • Decision-making tools
  • Updated data collection and MSA sections
  • How to do a Force Field Analysis
  • Updated section on hypothesis testing
  • Correlation and regression
  • Cost Benefit analysis
  • Kaizen and Kaizen Blitz steps and descriptions

Whether it was new material being added, new graphics, minor updates to existing content, or resequencing of content, essentially every section of the Memory Jogger has had improvements made to it. Aspiring or seasoned, Yellow Belts should find this enhanced Memory Jogger to be an important asset in their process improvement toolkit.

Yellow Belt Memory Jogger Certification and Practice Tests

The Memory Joggers from GOAL/QPC have a world-wide standing in the fields of quality, business methods, and improvement. Now GOAL/QPC is offering you the chance to demonstrate your Yellow Belt knowledge and expertise to the world by becoming Yellow Belt Memory Jogger Certified. Having this certification on your resume will testify to your mastery of the tools and methodologies contained in the Memory Jogger and communicate this earned status to peers, managers, recruiters, and professionals. All you have to do is take the open book Yellow Belt Memory Jogger Certified certification. The certification consists of 36 questions from The Yellow Belt Memory Jogger and is taken online in your own time. Check it out at this link.

Good luck in your improvement journey!

ISBN: 978-1-57681-220-4 (Pocket guide)

ISBN: 978-1-57681-221-1 (Desktop guide)

Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 3.5 × 0.5 in

Joseph Basala


Spiral Bound



Number of Pages


Publication Date

Nov 24th 2020


Digital (on, Desktop Guide (5 inches x 7 inches), Pocket Guide (3.5 inches x 5.5 inches)

2 reviews for The Yellow Belt Memory Jogger – 2nd Edition

  1. Mary E.

    I had to buy this book as part of my grad school curriculum. It continues to be a great resource as I pursue formal certification in Six Sigma. Would recommend to others getting started in the field

  2. Nate K.

    The Yellow Belt Memory Jogger really helped me out when I switched positions. I keep it around just in case someone asks me a question that I don’t know!

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