Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Online

Become an expert, professional problem-solver

Certification Requirements

About Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Online

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training gives you the skills you need to lead teams through breakthrough improvements and achieve strategic objectives in any function or department of any organization.

Featuring the same world-class curriculum as the classroom version, this online course prepares future Black Belts to solve a wide variety of difficult problems across a wide spectrum of industries, including transactional, service, manufacturing and healthcare—drawing on both quantitative and qualitative methods from the complementary domains of Lean and Six Sigma and including creative-thinking modules for when out-of-the box thinking is required.

The Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt Online course is delivered through an interactive, HTML-based eLearning system, offering accessibility and ease of use across both desktop and mobile devices (closed captioning is available). Courses are complete with engaging visual content and animated modules, as well as activities and real-world case studies. Students master the learning modules at their own pace and in their own time. 

Featuring a practical and applied focus, this online course includes training, quizzes and exams.

For the classroom version of this course, please visit Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply such Lean concepts as 5S, waste reduction, process mapping, value stream mapping and mistake proofing.
  • Define, scope and execute DMAIC projects.
  • Apply the DMAIC methodology to business issues and transition projects from phase to phase.
  • Apply basic and more advanced statistical analyses to determine the relationship between key inputs and process outputs.
  • Effectively manage team dynamics and understand how to work with multiple levels of leadership to remove barriers and achieve project success.
  • Close projects and hand over control to process owners.
  • Present projects to instructors, peers and managers.

FAQs

What is the length?

Classroom:
1 year to complete course at own pace, 180 hours of instruction

How many CEUs are available?

Classroom:

Who is this training and education appropriate for?

Anyone desiring the skills of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Those who seek to become professional problem solvers
Do I need statistical analysis software?

Yes, Minitab statistical analysis software is required and can be purchased during checkout on an annual or perpetual basis.

How do I know if Black Belt training is right for me?

Visit our article "Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: Is It Right for You?" for more information and FAQs. 

How do I extend access to the course?

If you already purchased the course but need more time to complete it, you can purchase an extension here.

What is Self-Paced Training?

With Self-Paced eLearning, you complete the coursework on your own, at your own pace. You have access to materials for one year.

Does this course prepare me for ASQ exams?

If you’re considering certification through ASQ, our curriculum covers all the major topics needed to pass the ASQ exams. A detailed comparison is available in "FAQ: Does Lean Methods Group Prepare Me for ASQ Exams?"

Does this online course include certification?

This course does not include certification. In order to be certified by the Lean Methods Group, you must enroll in our classroom course and meet all of the requirements.

Agenda

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Define
  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Introduction to Lean
  • Five Principles of Lean
  • Project Scoping
  • High Level Process Maps
  • Six Sigma Metrics
  • Project Definition
  • Creating Pareto Charts
  • Preparing to Manage Change
  • Introduction to Minitab
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Building Teams
  • Six Sigma Roles and Phases
  • Six Sigma Literally Speaking (Optional)
  • Kano Analysis (Optional)
  • Job to be Done (Optional)
  • Outcome Expectations (Optional)
  • Job Scoping (Optional)
Measure
  • Leading and Communicating Change
  • Creating Awareness
  • Creating a Shared Need
  • Data Collection
  • Attribute Measurement Systems + Validation Checklist
  • Variable Measurement Systems - Level 2 + Validation Checklist
  • Mid Level Process Maps
  • Current State Value Stream Maps
  • The Eight Types of Waste
  • Capability Analysis
  • Common Probability Distributions - Normal Distributions
  • Common Probability Distributions - Continuous Distributions
  • Common Probability Distributions - Discrete Distributions
  • Understanding Process Stability
  • Process Analysis Tools (Optional)
Analyze
  • Shaping a Vision/Mission
  • Building Commitment
  • Fishbone Diagrams
  • Building a C&E Matrix
  • Building a FMEA (Failure Modes & Effects Analysis)
  • 5S
  • Flow
  • Spaghetti Diagrams
  • Understanding Graphs
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Simple Linear Regression & Correlation
  • Basic Tests of Hypothesis
  • Sample Size for Estimation
  • Sample Size for Hypothesis Testing - Theory
  • Sample Size for Hypothesis Testing - Practical
  • ANOVA - Analysis Variance
  • Contingency Tables & Chi-Square
  • Central Limit Theorem (Optional)
  • Mean & Variance Testing Supplement (Optional)
Improve
  • Keeping Change Momentum
  • Future State Value Stream Maps
  • Brainstorming Techniques
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Preventing Human Error
  • Pull
  • Kanban
  • Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Basic Factorial Experiments
  • Fractional Factorial Theory
  • Fractional Factorial Practical
  • Designed Experiments with Attribution Responses
  • Advanced Regression
  • Evaluating Solution Ideas
  • Creating a Pilot Plan
  • Generating Solution Ideas (Optional)
  • Introduction to Innovation (Optional)
  • Provocation and Movement (Optional)
  • Triz (Optional)
Control
  • Making Change Last
  • Building a Control Plan
  • Control Methods
  • Introduction to SPC
  • Constructing Control Charts
  • Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)
  • Survey Design and Analysis
  • Project Closure

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Testimonials

I like having the luxury of doing things at my own pace so eLearning is very convenient for me. I also like having the ability to review specific portions of the training to reinforce my understanding.

Robert Gray - Senior Analyst, Business Excellence, Turner Broadcasting Systems