GE Council Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge ™

GE Council Yellow Belt Body of knowledge ™ is central in design and development process of GE Council  Yellow Belt Certification Exam ™.  The exam items (i.e. questions) in GE Council  Yellow Belt Certification Exam ™ are aligned with one of the cognitive process dimensions of Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. The cognitive process dimension represents a continuum of increasing cognitive complexityfrom remember to create. Anderson and Krathwohl identify 19 specific cognitive processes that further clarify the bounds of the six categories.

Following table provides details of cognitive processes dimension as categories, cognitive processes and alternative names

Table Credits : IOWA State University , Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Bloom's Taxonomy used for GE Council Body of Knowledge and Exam

GE Council Yellow Belt Body of knowledge ™


  • Voice of Customer
  • Project Scoping
  • Project Planning Tools
  • Voice of Customer (VOC)
  • Critical Customer Requirements (CCRs)
  • Critical to Quality (CTQs)
  • Project Charter
  • Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • Process Mapping


  • CTQ Tree
  • Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Develop Operational Definition
  • Develop Measurement Plan
  • Types of Data
  • Collect Data
  • Display and Evaluate Data
  • Sampling
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Evaluate Variation
  • Histogram
  • Standard Deviation
  • Variation in Measurement Systems
  • BIAS and Precision
  • Cp & CpK
  • DPMO
  • Sigma Levels


  • Pareto Charts
  • Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Cause and Effect Matrix
  • 5- Whys
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Correlation
  • Correlation Vs. Causation


  • Affinity Diagram
  • Design of Experiments
  • Concept of Waste (MUDA) in Lean
  • Kaizen Event


  • Control Plan
  • Procedures and Standards
  • Benchmarking
  • Control Limits
  • Specifications Limit
  • Visual Control Tools

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