Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Overview 

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course provides in-depth training in statistical analysis, advanced problem-solving methodologies, and project management techniques. Delegates will learn to lead complex improvement projects, drive sustainable change, and achieve significant business results. 

Delegates will delve into advanced statistical analysis techniques, such as regression analysis and design of experiments, to identify root causes and optimise processes. They will master the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) methodology and gain proficiency in project management, change management, and leadership skills. 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Mastery of advanced Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies 
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis for data-driven decision-making 
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and manage complex projects 
  • Skills to mentor and coach Green and Yellow Belts in process improvement initiatives 

Prerequisites of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course 

To attend this course, you must: 

  • Have completed and passed the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course 
  • Have completed and passed the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course 
  • Have basic knowledge of Lean Six Sigma 

Who should attend this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course?    

  • Senior Managers 
  • Project Managers 
  • Quality Directors 
  • Consultants 
  • Continuous Improvement Managers 
  • Quality Assurance Managers 

Course Structure      

This 5-day course will be divided into a two-part structure: 

  • In the first 3 days, we will cover the essential materials needed to understand Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 
  • The remaining 2 days will cover the essential materials needed to take the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam 

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Outline 

Module 1: Introduction to Lean 6 Sigma 

  • What is Lean 6 Sigma? 
  • Lean 6 Sigma Belts 
  • Processes 
  • Customers, Value, and Waste 
  • Key Metrics 

Module 2: Reviewing Process and Qualities 

  •  What is DMAIC? 
  • Define 
  • Measure 
  • Analyse 
  • Improve 
  • Control 

Module 3: Yellow Belt Tools and Techniques 

  • Lean Triad 
  • Voice of the Customer (and CTQ’s) 
  • SIPOC 
  • Value Stream Analysis 
  • Heijunka 
  • Variation and SPC 
  • Defects and Process Capability 
  • Identifying the Root Cause(s) 
  • Solving Problems 
  • Introduction to Kaizen 
  • Lean Teams 

Module 4: Improvement Methodologies 

  • DMAIC 
  • 3Cs 
  • 8Ds 
  • Plan Do Check Act 
  • Kaizen 
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) 

Module 5: SPC Basics 

  • Terminology 
  • Data Types 
  • Normal Distribution and Standard Deviation 
  • Process Capability 

Module 6: Lean Management and Cell Theory 

  • Role of the Lean Manager 
  • Work Cells 
  • High Performing Teams (HPTs) 
  • Rapid Action Teams (RATs) 
  • Visual Management 
  • Bruce Tuckman’s Group Development Model 
  • Emotional Cycle of Change (ECOC) 
  • Personality Styles 
  • Dealing with Resistance 

Module 7: Risk Management 

  • Green Belt Risk Management 
  • FMEA: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis 

Module 8: DMAIC for Green Belts 

  • Define Phase 
  • Measure Phase 

Module 9: SPC Tools and Techniques 

  • Frequency Distribution Tables 
  • Bar Charts and Histograms 
  • Pareto Charts 
  • Box and Whisker Plots 
  • Normal Distribution and Control Charts 
  • Calculating Process Efficiency 
  • Scatter Diagrams and Regression 

Module 10: Analyse Phase 

  • Analyse 
  • Process Maps 
  • Process Map Levels 
  • On the Ground Instructions (OTGIs) 
  • Value Stream Maps 
  • What is a Value Stream? 
  • Creating the “As Is” VSM 
  • Investigating and Understanding the Process 
  • Headache Tablets: Value Stream Mapping 
  • Creating a VSM: Process Borders Definition 
  • Using Swim Lane Diagrams to Identify Logical Process Blocks 
  • Process Boxes 
  • VSM Metrics 
  • Square Wave 
  • Kaizen Burst 
  • Creating an Improved Process 
  • Layout Diagrams and Headache Tablets 

Module 11: Improve Phase 

  • Heijunka 
  • Solutions Identified, Selected, Planned, and Implemented 
  • Standardisation and Documentation 
  • Communications and Training 

Module 12: Control Phase 

  • Embed the change 
  • Measure the gain 
  • Close the project 

Module 13: Role of the Black Belt 

  • Black Belts’ Place in the Business 
  • Black Belt Skill Set 
  • Green Belts’ View of the World 
  • Black Belts’ View of the World 
  • How does the Industry Identify Black Belts? 
  • Who does the Black Belt Work with? 
  • Case Study 

Module 14: Black Belt DMAIC 

  • How the Black Belt helps the Green Belt During DMAIC? 
  • Measure Phase 
  • DMAIC Programmes 
  • Governance 

Module 15: Enterprise Risk Management 

  • Risks Lie in Two Areas 
  • Who Should Handle Risk? 
  • DMAIC Risk 
  • A view of Business Risk Management 
  • Basic Risk Management Procedure 
  • Business Risk Management in a Nutshell 

Module 16: Physical Cell Design and Optimising Flow 

  • In a Nutshell 
  • Task & Work Cells 
  • Flow Improvement Objectives 
  • Practical Layout Design 

Module 17: Black Belt as a Trainer 

  • Characteristics of Adult Learners 
  • Three Common Learning Styles 
  • Preparing the Training 
  • Top Tips 
  • Case Study 

Module 18: Statistics Basics 

  • Introduction and SPC Refresh 
  • Common Terminology 
  • Flow Improvement Objectives 
  • Measuring Uncertainty 
  • Minitab Run-through 

Module 19: Process Capability 

  • Process Capability: Review from Green Belt 

Module 20: Hypotheses Tests 

  • Introduction to Hypotheses Testing 
  • Working with Hypotheses Tests 
  • Hypothesis Test Roadmap 
  • Anderson Darling Normality Test 
  • To Open the Worksheet 
  • The Results 
  • Testing for Means 
  • t-tests Consider More than Just the Means… 
  • t-test Exercise 
  • Z test 
  • Testing for Medians 
  • Where Could I Use Median Tests? 
  • Median Hypothesis Tests 
  • Testing for Standard Deviation (Variance) 
  • Equal Variance Hypothesis Tests 
  • Exercise: Test for Equal Variance 
  • Interpreting the Results 
  • Using Bartlett’s Method 
  • Testing for Proportions and Percentages 
  • Proportions and Percentages Hypothesis Tests 

Module 21: Exercise Using Minitab’s – 2 Proportion Test 

  • Scenario 
  • Abbreviated Instructions 
  • Reviewing the Results 

Module 22: Exercise Using Minitab’s - Chi-Square Test 

  • Scenario 
  • Abbreviated Instructions 
  • Interpreting the Results 

Module 23: ANOVA 

  • Required conditions for ANOVA 
  • The ANOVA “family” 
  • ANOVA Terminology 
  • Hypotheses Tests and One-way ANOVAs 
  • Exercise - One-way ANOVA 
  • Exercise - Multi-way ANOVAs 

Module 24: Data Collection Planning for Hypotheses Tests 

  • General Points 
  • Sample Size 
  • How a Greater Sample Size Reduces Uncertainty? 
  • Case Study 

Module 25: Design of Experiments (DOE) 

  • Overview of DOE 
  • Where to Use Design of Experiments? 
  • DOE Terminology (1) 
  • Design of Experiments Flow Diagram 
  • Walkthrough: SB Glass Co 
  • Step 1: Investigate the Process 
  • Step 2: Gather Data 
  • Recording the Data: Building the Worksheet 
  • Minitab Creates an Initial DOE Worksheet 
  • Team Completes the Worksheet 

Step 3: Analyse Data 

  • Teams’ First Analysis of the Data 
  • Minitab does its Stuff 

Module 26: Probability Distributions 

  • Overview 
  • Normal Distribution 
  • Binomial Distribution 
  • Poisson 
  • Exponential 
  • Weibull 

Module 27: Advanced Control Charts 

  • Introduction and Refresher 
  • Key Control Charts 
  • Data Collection Planning for Control Charts 

Module 28: Measurement System Analysis (MSA) 

  • General overview 
  • Key Metrics 
  • Using Lean Metrics 

Module 29: Lessons from Queue Theory 

  • Overview 
  • Understanding Gauge R&R 
  • Minitab Walkthrough 

Module 30: Lean Metrics 

  • Modelling Queues 
  • Psychology of Queuing 

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What ‘s Included

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Examination

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Examination

World-Class Training Sessions From Experienced Instructors

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam

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  • Mock exams
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  • Certificates on completion
  • Case studies
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Black Belt and Green Belt Certification?

Black Belts are equipped to lead larger, more complex improvement projects and mentor Green Belts. 

Is prior Lean Six Sigma experience required to attend the Black Belt Course?

Yes, delegates are required to have completed the Green Belt Certification or demonstrate equivalent experience. 

How long does it take to complete the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course?

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training is a 10-day course. 

Can the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course be customised for specific industries?

Yes, the training can be altered to fit your organisation’s requirements. 

Are there any prerequisites for taking the Black Belt exam?

Delegates must have passed the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt exams, in order to take the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course. 

How can the Black Belt Certification benefit my career?

The Black Belt Certification demonstrates advanced expertise in process improvement, leadership, and project management, enhancing career prospects and earning potential. 

What topics are covered in the Black Belt Course?

Topics include advanced statistical analysis, DMAIC methodology, project management, change management, and leadership skills. 

Is the Black Belt Certification internationally recognised?

Yes, the Black Belt certificate is recognised worldwide as a mark of excellence in process improvement and quality management. 

Can the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification lead to job opportunities in senior management roles?

Yes, Black Belt Certification can qualify professionals for leadership positions in process improvement, quality management, and organisational development. 

How can I prepare for the Black Belt exam?

Reviewing course materials, practicing advanced problem-solving techniques, and completing mock exams can help you prepare effectively for the Black Belt exam. 

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