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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Transition

Format Live Virtual

Get the benefits of lean and Six Sigma with this course. Encompassing the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology with integrated lean content, you will learn how to use both systems together for even better bottom-line results.

If you have attended the ASQ Green Belt training, been certified as an ASQ Green Belt or received your training elsewhere but have proven project work this course is for you. It will enhance your skills and make you a more valuable contributor to any organization as a Black Belt. You will expand on your current knowledge base of lean and six sigma tools to the Black Belt level and be able to apply them to a wide variety of processes across all economic sectors including manufacturing, finance, non-profit, health care, education, service and government. In the virtual setting there will be frequent breakouts sessions as well as some independent work outside of the virtual classroom. This course will use Minitab statistical software. 

Each participant is required to have their own current version of Minitab statistical software. You can purchase this directly from Minitab

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 67 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 6.7
  • Audience: Practitioner, Professional
  • Provider: ASQ
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Achieve significant improvements in critical business processes
  • Apply statistical and problem-solving tools to an improvement project brought to class on the first day
  • Reduce process variation
  • Eliminate waste and defects by applying lean and Six Sigma
  • Collect, analyze, and quantify data that enable process improvements
  • Learn how to execute the Six Sigma methodology
  • Establish and define process capability
  • Identify and eliminate dominant process variation sources
  • Characterize and optimize processes by computing and applying statistical techniques
  • Design, simulate, and execute designed experiments that depict validated improvement
  • Learn how to plan and implement process control to hold project gains


See Details Tab for list of Prerequisites.

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for individuals 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.
  1. DMAIC Phase transitions
  2. Overview and Foundation of Lean and Six Sigma
  3. Drivers and Metrics
  4. Projects – Planning Tools - Documentation
  5. Change Management and Team Management
  6. Benchmarking
  7. Performance Measures
  8. Financial Measures
  9. Voice of the Customer - Customer Data
  10. Theory of Constraints
  11. Data Types and Analysis
  12. Introduction to Minitab
  13. Process Mapping
  14. Cause and Effect Analysis
  15. FMEA
  16. Probability and Statistics
  17. Measurement Systems Analysis
  18. Data Collection and Summary
  19. Advanced Process Capability
  20. Hypothesis Testing
  21. ANOVA
  22. Regression
  23. Logistic Regression
  24. Multivariate
  25. Sample Size
  26. Central Limit Theorem and Confidence Intervals
  27. Chi-square
  28. Graphical Analysis
  29. Lean Analysis Tools
  30. Improve Overview
  31. Split Plot Designs
  32. Design for Six Sigma
  33. Advanced Lean Tools
  34. Introduction to Design of Experiments
  35. DoE Golf Experiment
  36. Implementation and Validation Solutions
  37. Standard Work
  38. Control Charting
  39. Control Plans
  40. Sustain Improvements

Detailed Course Description

This course is targeting those who are already practicing or certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belts.  This course takes the knowledge a Green Belt already possess to the Black Belt level.  If you do not have this prerequisite, please see the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (SBB/VSBB) course listing or contact ASQ sales for further assistance.

The Six Sigma methodology is a systematic application that is focused on achieving significant financial results and increasing customer satisfaction. When properly deployed on carefully selected business projects, this methodology can lead to a significant reduction—and in many cases, elimination—of defects, process waste, and out-of-control processes, which translate into dramatic business gains.

This Black Belt course provides a comprehensive and disciplined model for improvement. Every participant will learn how to meet his or her company’s business objectives through the recognized DMAIC process. Attendees will learn how to direct Lean Six Sigma projects and obtain the maximum improvements from the learned techniques and skills. This course is conducted in four five-day sessions with four weeks between sessions.

Learned skills are practiced and applied through individual and team exercises, as well as to the individual projects. Participants will be able to apply the concepts learned in the class to a business improvement project assigned to them by their management sponsor.


This course is an instructor-led, virtual environment, conducted in multiple sessions. Please check the Show Class Schedule for specifics. Delivery will be via WebEx.  Chrome and Edge browsers are recommended – Internet Explorer is not supported. The instruction is a blend of lecture, application, and individual and team-based exercises. Participants are required to have the latest version of Minitab statistical software.


ASQ courses provide online access to the digital course content for 365 days, beginning five days before the first day of your course. Extensions and/or refunds cannot be issued if the digital course content has been accessed. Latest versions of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge are recommended―Internet Explorer is not supported.

Each participant is required to have their own current version of Minitab statistical software. You can purchase this directly from Minitab


  • Must be a practicing Six Sigma Green Belt or Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
  • 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 is helpful to understand statistical concepts.
  • Devote at least 40 percent of your time at your work environment to work on your project.
  • Current 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
System Requirements
Here is what you need to participate in an ASQ web-based, self-paced, or instructor-led virtual WebEx course.

Registration Email

After course registration, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not, please check your email junk, spam, or clutter folders. If the email is not there, please contact ASQ.
For virtual WebEx courses, you will receive another email 7 days prior to the start of class containing access information.


Technical Requirements

  • Computer – PC
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later
  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • For instructor-led virtual WebEx courses, a speakerphone or telephone headset in a designated room or space with no distractions (preferred)

NOTE: Refer to product description for any additional system requirements.

WebEx – Virtual Course: Advance Preparation and Student Information

Join a Test Session

We strongly suggest that you join a WebEx test session in advance of your scheduled virtual training, using your preferred web browser. This can help prevent problems launching content the day your training begins.

If you do not have administrative privileges on the SAME computer you will be using the day of your training (i.e., your workstation within your organization) you may need the assistance of your local IT/IS help desk staff for the platform to engage correctly.

To join a test session (meeting), click here 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 ..."

Deactivate Pop-up Blockers

You should deactivate any pop-up blockers, spam filters, and company firewalls that could prevent the WebEx client platform or web-based course from working properly. Third-party toolbars such as Bing, Yahoo, and Google should also be disabled due to their own pop-up blocking capabilities.

Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.

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. 
Requests to transfer or substitute received between 29 and 10 calendar days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
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. 
You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Live Virtual

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

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