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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Become an expert, professional problem-solver

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Earn a Black Belt in Problem Solving

This rigorous Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification gives you all the tools and skills you need to solve challenging performance problems.

Course Overview
Length

5 weeks (1 full week each month for 5 months), 180 hours of instruction

Price

$12,500.00 USD
€12,475 EUR

How many CEUs are available?

18.0 CEUs

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
What other materials are included?
  • Minitab 18 software license (classroom option only)
  • Access to eLearning content, including quizzes, exams, tools and templates.
Are there any prerequisites?
  • Basic statistical knowledge preferred but not required
  • Recommended reading
What requirements must the improvement project meet?

The improvement project must remove sources of substandard quality, streamline and optimize processes, reduce defects or otherwise significantly contribute to cost-reduction or revenue targets.

Does the Lean Methods Group offer a blended learning option for Black Belt training and certification?

We do not have an off-the-shelf blended course, but we can design a customized program for your company that incorporates the best of our online learning, classroom instruction, webinars and mentoring support. This program is ideal for organizations that have a regionally dispersed or globally diverse employee base speaking several different languages.

How do I know if Black Belt training and certification are right for me?

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

Course Overview

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

Our Black Belt course prepares you to solve a wide variety of difficult problems across a wide spectrum of industries, drawing on both quantitative and qualitative methods.

This course also prepares Black Belts for their role as change agents in training and mentoring, and provides creative-thinking modules that can be used to move a team’s thinking beyond old assumptions and familiar paradigms.

The duration of this course is spread out over a five-month time frame because the scope and depth of learning is extensive. Expert instructors lead lectures, group exercises, process and tool simulations, and individual exercises to transfer knowledge and challenge students to extract the most value from the experience.


Course Schedule Options
Denver, CO
February 26 - March 02, 2018
April 02 - 06, 2018
May 07 - 11, 2018
June 11 - 15, 2018
July 16 - 20, 2018

Denver, CO
April 23 - 27, 2018
May 21 - 25, 2018
June 25 - 29, 2018
August 06 - 10, 2018
September 17 - 21, 2018

Denver, CO
September 24 - 28, 2018
October 22 - 26, 2018
November 26 - 30, 2018
January 07 - 11, 2019
February 11 - 15, 2019

Feedback

Black Belt certification has enabled me to deliver significant productivity and quality benefits to the business. I now manage 12 major projects, and have become recognized as a source of knowledge and support. Black Belt training also definitely assisted me in obtaining a global process excellence leadership role.

Bruce Meuli, Black Belt, UBS Bank

Course Details
  • Complete all assignments
  • Pass all exams
  • Finish one workplace improvement project

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

Unlike less rigorous courses, our Black Belt course prepares you 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.

Additionally, this course prepares Black Belts for their role as change agents in training and mentoring Green Belts and other resources, facilitating and leading projects, supporting broader performance excellence efforts and serving as internal consultants.

Another differentiating aspect of this course is the inclusion of creative-thinking modules that can be used within the structure of DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) to dislodge a team’s thinking when members are mired in their own assumptions and familiarity with their processes.

The duration of this course is spread out over a five-month time frame because the scope and depth of learning is extensive. Expert instructors lead lectures, group exercises, process and tool simulations, and individual exercises to transfer knowledge and challenge students to extract the most value from the experience. Participants also gain significant skills in graphical and statistical analysis using Minitab software.

Between classroom sessions, candidates work on their assignments and workplace improvement project. Each candidate has a designated Lean Methods Group Master Black Belt program manager who provides mentoring and support.

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

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.
Week One DMA
  • Lean Six Sigma Overview
  • Lean Six Sigma Roadmap and Tools
  • Selecting the Right Methodology
  • Simulation Exercise (round 1)
  • Project Definition and Scope
  • Developing Project Objectives
  • Developing Project Charters
  • Defining Current State
  • Process Mapping
  • The 8 Types of Waste
  • Identification of Value
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Introduction to Basic Statistics
  • Delivery Simulation (round 2)
  • Data Collection
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Capability Analysis
  • Meeting Facilitation Skills
  • Project Planning
Week Two AIC
  • Basic Process Analysis
  • Graphical Data Analysis
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Generate and Evaluate Solutions
  • Creative Thinking Techniques
  • Pilot and Implement Solutions
  • Delivery Simulation (round 3)
  • Control Plans
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Transition and Project Closure
  • Identify X’s (Fishbone and Cause & Effect Matrix)
Week Three Tools
  • Assess your Learning Styles
  • Review of LSS
  • Review of LSS Roadmap & Tools
  • Project Charters
  • Advanced Basic Statistics
  • Introduction to Minitab
  • Define the “As Is” Process
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Stability Analysis
  • Capability Analysis
  • Change Leadership
Week Four Tools
  • Project Reviews
  • Graphical Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Means Testing
  • Variance Testing
  • Flow
  • Proportions Testing
  • Contingency Tables
  • Pull
  • Kanban
  • Sample Size Selection
  • One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Regression & Correlation
  • DOE – Full Factorials
  • Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE)
Week Five Tools
  • Project Reviews
  • Introduction to Logistic Regression
  • Advanced Regression
  • DOE – Full Factorials
  • DOE – 2K Factorial Designs
  • DOE – 2K Fractional Factorials
  • DOE – Attribute DOE
  • Solution Generation & Selection Review
  • Creative Thinking Techniques
  • Control Charts
  • Lean Tools Review
  • Control Methods
  • Attribute SPC
  • Introduction to Surveys
  • Introduction to Statistical Process Control (SPC)
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