Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Training Upgrade from Green Belt

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Training Upgrade from Green Belt Course is for Green Belt certification holders who want to elevate their knowledge and skills in preparation for the Black Belt certification exam. This course is recommended for team leaders, managers and administrators of Lean Six Sigma organizations.

After completing this course based on IASSC authorized training materials, you will have learned: the concepts and implementation of Lean Six Sigma, how to determine process capability, identify the root cause of errors, create a process map, control processes, productivity and waste and much more.

This comprehensive training course is available across the U.S., including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jackson, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio and Seattle.


Your Learning Outcomes

During this course, you will develop:

  • Understanding and implementation of the concepts of Six Sigma
  • Ability to plan projects to achieve maximum process efficiency
  • Capability to recognize elements of waste and countering them
  • Skill to measure key aspects of a process to collect relevant data
  • Ability to create a process map
  • Ability to identify and measure process capability
  • Ability to analysis data accurately to find cause-and-effect relationship and identify the root cause of errors
  • Hypothesis testing knowledge
  • Ability to improve processes based on analysis
  • Understanding of how to use various industry models for process improvement
  • Ability to control processes
  • Ability to ensure errors are removed before they can damage a process
  • Understanding of capability analysis
  • Understanding and use of lean
  • Skill to control processes, productivity and waste
Duration: 5.0 day course Live Online Experts


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Training Upgrade from Green Belt Reviews:

I wanted to reach out and thank you for the training. It’s been a while since I had such a concentration of statistics instruction but you made it easy to understand and relevant to our given situations. Day 3 was particularly helpful to me with the discussions around actual process improvements and measurements, which you illuminated further by sharing your own real-life case study.

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The PD Training/IASSC authorized training materials are much more than simple "tools training". This curriculum is formatted in such a way that the problem solving strategy is demonstrated throughout the course. By utilizing various Statistical and Business Improvement tools, you will be able to clearly see and communicate the flow and process of the methodology in order to instill both the tactical and strategic aspects of the LSS Black Belt skill set.

The implementation roadmaps within each phase provide you with a clear line-of-sight for putting into practice the problem solving technology. Various group exercises, utilizing training aids, pre-formatted data sets and templates, facilitate interactive group learning within the course.

These IASSC authorized training materials are the industry standard used by thousands of industry trainers, coaches and mentors to train Lean Six Sigma Black Belts around the world.

Course Outline for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Training Upgrade from Green Belt

Topic 1
Quick Review/Refresher (Define Phase)
Topic 2
Quick Review/Refresher (Measure Phase)
Topic 3
"X" Sifting (Analyse Phase Module 1)

LSS Black Belt Analyse Phase - The Analyse Phase of the DMAIC methodology is constructed to introduce important Six Sigma tools for isolating critical factors.

  • Perform a Multi-Vari Analysis
  • Interpret and a Multi-Vari Graph
  • Identify when a Multi-Vari Analysis is applicable
  • Interpret what Skewed data looks like
  • Explain how data distributions become Non-normal when they are really Normal
Topic 4
Inferential Statistics (Analyse Phase Module 2)
  • Explain the meaning of the term "Inferential Statistics".
  • Describe the basic tenets of the Central Limit Theorem.
  • Describe the impact of sample size on your estimates of population parameters.
  • Explain Standard Error
Topic 5
Intro to Hypothesis Testing (Analyse Phase Module 3)
  • Articulate the purpose of Hypothesis Testing
  • Explain the concepts of the Central Tendency
  • Be familiar with the types of Hypothesis Tests
Topic 6
Hypothesis Testing Normal Data Part 1 (Analyse Phase Module 4)
  • Determine appropriate sample sizes for testing Means
  • Conduct various Hypothesis Tests for Means
  • Properly Analyse Results
Topic 7
Hypothesis Testing Normal Data Part 2 (Analyse Phase Module 5)
  • Be able to conduct Hypothesis Testing of Variances
  • Understand how to Analyse Hypothesis Testing Results
Topic 8
Hypothesis Testing Non-Normal Data Part 1 (Analyse Phase Module 6)
  • Conduct Hypothesis Testing for equal variance
  • Conduct Hypothesis Testing for Medians
  • Analyse and interpret the results
Topic 9
Hypothesis Testing Non-Normal Data Part 2 (Analyse Phase Module 7)
  • Calculate and explain test for proportions
  • Calculate and explain contingency tests
Topic 10
Wrap Up & Action Items (Analyse Phase)
Topic 11
Process Modeling Regression (Improve Phase Module 1)

LSS Black Belt Improve Phase - The Improve Phase of the DMAIC methodology is constructed to introduce important Lean Six Sigma tools for properly controlling solutions.

  • Perform the steps in a Correlation and a Regression Analysis
  • Explain when Correlation and Regression is appropriate
Topic 12
Advanced Process Modeling (Improve Phase Module 2)
  • Perform Non-Linear Regression Analysis
  • Perform Multiple Linear Regression Analysis
  • Determine the reason for experimenting
  • Describe the difference between a physical model and a DOE model
  • Explain an OFAT experiment and its primary weakness
  • Shown Main Effects Plots and interactions, determine which effects and interactions may be significant
  • Create a Full Factorial Design
Topic 13
Experimental Methods (Improve Phase Module 3)
  • Be able to Design, Conduct and Analyse an Experiment
Topic 14
Full Factorial Experiments (Improve Phase Module 4)
  • Understand how to Create Balanced & Orthogonal Designs
  • Explain how Fit & Diagnose & Center Points factors into an experiment
Topic 15
Fractional Factorial Experiments (Improve Phase Module 5)
  • Explain why & how to use a Fractional Factorial Design
  • Create a proper Fractional Factorial Design
  • Analyse a proper model with aliased interactions
Topic 16
Wrap Up & Action Items (Improve Phase)
Topic 17
Advanced Experiments (Control Phase Module 1)

LSS Black Belt Control Phase - The Control Phase of the DMAIC methodology is constructed to introduce important Lean Six Sigma tools for properly controlling solutions.

  • Use the results of a DOE to determine how to further optimise a process using the steepest ascent/descent method
Topic 18
Capability Analysis (Control Phase Module 2)
  • Understand the importance of Capability Analysis as it is applied in the Control Phase
  • Select the appropriate method for Capability Analysis based on the type of data distribution of your process
  • Interpret the output of MINITABTM’s Capability functions
  • Understand how the use for Capability Analysis may alter through the DMAIC phases
Topic 19
Lean Controls (Control Phase Module 3)
  • Describe Lean tools
  • Understand how these tools can help with project sustainability
  • Understand how the Lean tools depends on each other
  • Understand how tools must document the defect prevention created in the Control Phase
Topic 20
Defect Controls (Control Phase Module 4)
  • Describe some methods of defect prevention
  • Understand how these techniques can help with project sustainability
  • Including reducing those outliers as seen in the Advanced Process Capability section
  • If the vital X was identified, prevent the cause of defective Y
  • Understand what tools must document the defect prevention created in the Control Phase
Topic 21
Statistical Process Control - SPC (Control Phase Module 5)
  • Describe the elements of an SPC Chart and the purposes of SPC
  • Understand how SPC ranks in defect prevention
  • Describe the 9 Step route or methodology of implementing a chart
  • Design subgroups if needed for SPC usage
  • Determine the frequency of sampling
  • Understand the Control Chart selection methodology
  • Be familiar with Control Chart parameter calculations such as UCL, LCL and the Center Line
Topic 22
Six Sigma Control Plans (Control Phase Module 6)
  • Understand the 5 phases of the Control Plan
  • Training
  • Documentation
  • Monitoring
  • Response
  • Aligning Systems and Structures
Topic 23
Wrap Up & Action Items (Control Phase)

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When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

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We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people connecting online, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

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At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

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Post-Class Competency Assessment & Certificate

As an Accredited Training Organisation for Six Sigma, PD Training will offer you the opportunity to take an assessment at the end of your class that validates your knowledge and understanding of this Lean Six Sigma belt standard – mapping to the corresponding IASSC Belt Certification.

Global Recognition

Our training, and post course assessment prepare you directly for the International Association of Six Sigma Certification Exams (http://www.iassc.org/six-sigma-certification/).

Successful completion of these exams will provide you with the only independently administered global Six Sigma credential.

Global Certification exams pricing:

  • USD $195 Yellow
  • USD $295 Green
  • USD $395 Black

Conduct the exam directly on your computer from the comfort of your home or office on any day and time. Using our testing system a professional IASSC Proctor will personally meet you in our virtual online testing environment. Using your webcam you'll provide identification and the Proctor will authorize the execution of your exam session, staying with you through the testing and submission process. The proctor will ensure that the rules are followed and that you have the support you need while you take the IASSC certification exam directly on your computer from the comfort of your home or office.

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  • Only $11.00 per course per person per year.
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