The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills and business acumen to lead your team, develop the technical competencies and change management skills to lead Lean Six Sigma projects using the Lean Principles and DMAIC methodology.
This course takes you on a journey of Lean Six Sigma discovery provides you with the skills, knowledge, and tools to complete Black Belt Projects successfully.
In any organisation, success is achieved by having a vision, products, and services that add value, efficient processes and procedures and people who are competent to do their job efficiently within a culture that supports improvement and development behaviors.
This ten-day course which is run over five months will cover the most up to date process improvement practices,which have been adopted by leading organisations across the world, in service, manufacturing, financial, healthcare, public sector as well as many other industries.
This course focuses on cultural change and the role of Lean Six Sigma in the facilitation of change management and applying the tools to change the culture in the organisation.
The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt professional possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Lean Six Sigma method including a high-level of competence in the subject matters contained within the phases of Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control (DMAIC).
The role is focused on business improvement to support the Lean Six Sigma implementation within organisations, assisting in tools and systems implementation.
The Lean Six Sigma professional has the ability to mentor many teams, monitor performance of the various activities and secure support from leadership to deliver genuine business improvements.
This course combines practical elements and theoretical learning and with an emphasis on helping you to become a fully qualified professional Lean Six Sigma practitioner.
Complete 10 full days of Training Workshops over 5 months.
There are 5 Phases (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
Complete a project. You can choose yours or we will provide you with the information to complete a virtual project.
Present your project to the Master Black Belt when completed.
You will receive an International accepted Certification.
These are the modules you will complete to be certified in a Black Belt Lean Six Sigma qualification.
The course runs for 10 full days over 5 months.
Month 1 – 2 x Full Days
Lean Six Sigma Recap
Roles and Responsibilities
Kotter 8 Step Change Management
Dealing with Change
Stakeholder Identification and Analysis
SMART Problem and Goal Statement
Understanding the Customer (CJM)
Voice of the Customer– CTQC
Value Stream Mapping
KPI’s and SLA’s
Financial / Measurements
Team formation and charter
Time Management for the Team
Project Gantt and network charts
Tollgate reviews and Phase questions
Lean Concepts and tools used in LSS
Define Phase Quiz
Month 2 – 2 x Full Days
Data Collection Methods & Plans
Sampling & Cleaning
Data Types and Conversions
Measurement System Analysis
Gauge R & R in Minitab
Attribute R&R in Minitab (Binary)
Attribute R&R (Nominal & Ordinal)
DPMO & Sigma Level
Descriptive Statistics – What is it
Descriptive Stats in Excel & Minitab
Statistics for Position and Spread
Graphical Methods in Excel 365
Graphical Methods in Minitab
Companion and Minitab
Process Stability & Capability
Capability in Minitab
Box Cox Transformation
Measure Phase Quiz
Month 3 – 2 x Full Days
Correlation and Regression
Prediction with Regression
Inferential Statistics / Hypothesis
1 Sample and 2 Sample Tests
More than 2 Sample Tests
Non Normal data tests
Kano Model explained
Critical to quality Analysis
WHY’s and FMEA
Brainstorming Techniques overview
Waste in Manufacturing
Waste in Services
Value Add Analysis
Takt time Analysis
Root Cause Analysis
Root Conflict Analysis
Simulation and What-if Scenarios
Analyse Phase Quiz
Month 4 – 2 x Full Days
Solutions vs Problem
Monte Carlo Simulation
Selecting the best solution
Minitab DOE example
DOE example in Finance
Intro to Kaizen
Improve Phase Quiz
Month 5 – 2 x Full Days
Create Control Plan
Statistical Process Control
SPC in Minitab
Kaban and Andon Boards
Final Financial Savings
Baseline V Project Results
Escalation and Training
Control Phase Quiz
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO COMPLETE THE COURSE
Hardware: a laptop or desktop computer running Windows 7, 8 or 10. Software: Minitab ® and Companion by Minitab ®. MS Excel is advisable.
Most people will have a computer of some sort. The reason we advise a PC with Windows installed is that the analytical software (Minitab 17.18 and higher) work a lot better on a PC. Also, Companion by Minitab ® is a fabulous software program that has all the Lean Six Sigma tools available. You can even create extra tools if you like with your company logo etc..
Companion by Minitab ® is software for managing your company’s entire continuous improvement programme. We select this software because LSS practitioners usually use a variety of disjointed software to create, track and present their work. To be successful, project teams need easy access to the right problem-solving tools so they can concentrate on the work at hand and execute projects more efficiently. Easy access to this software, including its dashboard, are essential for executives to access the status and progress of the projects. www.minitab.com/powerofcompanion.
In order to make it easy for the learners, we have negotiated a special price for both software packages for 6-month licenses. One year licenses are also available at an additional cost. We have included the cost of 6 months license for ‘Companion’ into the overall course price.
Certificate Your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate, which is valid for 3 years, will be issued to you on verification of completion via email.