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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Transition

Format Live Virtual

Integrate lean principles into instructed Six Sigma DMAIC methodology within a hands-on, classroom environment. Prove immediate results for your organization with an applied project to your organization that you design throughout the course. Black Belt instructors will also provide ongoing coaching after the course is completed.

Now that you have completed ASQ Green Belt training and/or certification (or elsewhere with proven project work), embark on this immersive two-week Black Belt training where a profound dive into Lean and Six Sigma methodologies awaits, elevating individuals to the esteemed Black Belt skills.

Learned skills are practiced and applied through individual and team exercises, as well as to the individual projects. Armed with this advanced knowledge and the practical concepts learned, participants are poised to lead project teams in orchestrating groundbreaking business improvements that redefine success for their organizations. The versatility of the Lean Six Sigma methodology shines through, demonstrating its systematic application across service-based, transactional, production-based, and healthcare environments. Join us on this career-improvement venture dedicated to delivering not just results, but exceptional results, accompanied by heightened customer satisfaction. Elevate your skills, lead with confidence, and be the catalyst for transformative change in your professional realm.

Note: Each participant must own and install Minitab (statistical software) before the course start.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 67 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 6.7
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Function as a ‘tools application’ member of a Six Sigma project team.
  • Lead and execute process-level improvement projects.
  • Develop statistical hypotheses using simple statistical tools.
  • Design simple experiments and/or implementation plans that help validate improvement options.
  • Apply problem solving and quantifiable tools to an improvement project brought to class on the first day.
  • Eliminate waste and defects by applying Lean and Six Sigma.
  • Collect process data and develop process maps
  • Learn how to execute the Six Sigma methodology.
  • Work with process owners to ensure process gains are held.


  • ASQ Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training completed, or active ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt certification (or equivalent).
  • A defined, management-approved business improvement project that provides a business impact to your business of $100,000 or greater. The knowledge and skills learned in this training course will be applied to this project.
  • Basic statistics primer or understanding of basic statistics. Basic college-level algebra to understand statistical concepts is a minimum.
  • Devote at least 40% of your time at your work environment to work on your project.

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for individuals already established at Green Belt level from diverse organizational functions—operations, quality, logistics, finance, production, engineering, and other staff functions seeking to bring significant business results to their organizations. Participants are traditionally well versed in technical aspects of their jobs, are team leaders, and are effective project facilitators.

Week One Course Agenda

  1. Enterprise Leadership
  2. Handling Roadblocks
  3. Change Management and Team Management
  4. Benchmarking
  5. Performance Measures
  6. Financial Measures
  7. Team Management
  8. Voice of the Customer
  9. Charter and Tracking
  10. Overview of Measure Phase
  11. Data Types
  12. Exploratory Data Analysis
  13. Probability
  14. Advanced Process Capability
  15. Overview of Analyze Phase
  16. Regression
  17. Multivariate
  18. Logistic Regression
  19. Statistical vs Practical Significance
  20. Sample Size
  21. Central Limit Theorem and Confidence Intervals
  22. ANOVA
  23. Chi-Square and Contingency Tests
  24. Non-Parametrics

Week Two Course Agenda

  1. Overview of Improve
  2. GB DOE Refresher Minitab
  3. Fractional Factorial Experiments
  4. Catapult
  5. Split Plot Designs
  6. Design for Six Sigma
  7. Advanced Lean Tools
  8. Review Implementation and Pilot Improvements
  9. Acceptance Sampling Plans
  10. Total Productive Maintenance
  11. Visual Management
  12. Measurement System Reanalysis
  13. Control Plan
  14. Sustain Improvements
This course is an instructor-led, virtual environment, conducted in multiple sessions spread over several months. The instruction is a blend of lecture, application, and individual and team-based exercises- with frequent breakouts sessions as well as some independent work outside of the virtual classroom.

ASQ courses provide online access to the digital course content for 365 days (online slide decks and downloadable workbook and data files), beginning five days before the first day of your course.
System Requirements
  • Latest version of Minitab Statistical Software is required and must be provided by the participant and loaded on their computer prior to the first day of class. You can purchase this directly from Minitab.
  • Laptop computers are required during class and must be provided by the participant, with the ability to browse the internet (with JavaScript and pop-ups enabled), to run Minitab, and to open Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files, and Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Administrator privileges recommended.
  • Online course delivery will be via WebEx: To prevent issues on your first training day, please join a WebEx test session in advance of your scheduled virtual training. Click https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html from the device and browser you will use during class, and enter your name and email address to join- if successful, you will see a screen that says "Congratulations! Your system is now set up properly." If you do not have administrative privileges on that device, you may need the assistance of your local IT/IS help desk staff for the platform to engage correctly.
Cancellation Policy

Corporate Training

Please contact your regular Channel Manager to confirm your contractual terms.

Individual Learning

  • Requests for cancellations/transfers/substitutions received at least 30 calendar days before the start of the course can receive a full refund/transfer/substitution.
  • There are no refunds within 30 calendar days before the start of the course.
  • Assess and work with various data collection plans and methods, as well as data charts and control charts.
  • There are no transfers within 9 calendar days before the start of the course. Substitutes may be accepted if content has not been accessed by original registrant. Substitutions will incur a $150 processing fee.
  • There are no refunds or substitutes if the content has been accessed.
  • Enrolled students who fail to attend their registered course without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee. Substitutes will not be accepted after the course has begun.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Live Virtual

A web-based, live, classroom-like instructor led experience allowing attendees to interact without traveling. Some courses include an electronic book or online access to materials for a limited time and up to three hard copy prints. – see course description for details.

October 22, 2024 - December 19, 2024 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM CST Show Class Schedule VIR1242 Chad Smith CMBB, CSSBB English Early Bird Ends September 22, 2024 List: $6209     Member: $5795 Regular List: $6899     Member: $6439

Attendance to all virtual sessions is required to earn a certificate of completion and for the course to be listed as completed on your ASQ transcript.

Schedule: Tuesday -Thursday from: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Central Time Zone)

10/22 – 10/24
11/19 – 11/21
12/17 – 12/19


(Virtual sessions are NOT recorded)



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