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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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.

Embark on an exciting six-week Lean Six Sigma training experience that unites Green and Black belt participants for the first three weeks in a dynamic exploration of the principles and practices governing Lean and Six Sigma. This immersive program guarantees a robust Green Belt level proficiency, setting the stage for the transformative journey to Black Belt on weeks 4-6  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 the latest version of Minitab (statistical software) before the course start.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 134 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 13.4
  • Provider: ASQ
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.


  • 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 from diverse organizational functions-operations, quality, logistics, finance, production, engineering and other staff functions. Participants are normally process owners or leaders and are well versed in technical aspects of their jobs and have worked on project teams.

Week One Course Agenda

  1. Overview and Foundation of Lean and Six Sigma
  2. Drivers and Metrics
  3. Projects
  4. Theory of Constraints
  5. Customer Data
  6. Project Planning Tools
  7. Project Documentation
  8. Basic Lean Six Sigma Metrics
  9. Team Dynamics and Performance
  10. Overview of Measure
  11. Introduction to Minitab
  12. Process Mapping
  13. Cause and Effect Analysis
  14. FMEA
  15. Probability and Statistics
  16. Measurement Systems Analysis
  17. Data Collection and Summary
  18. Process Capability

Week Two Course Agenda

  1. Analyze Phase Overview
  2. Hypothesis Testing
  3. ANOVA
  4. Regression
  5. Chi-square
  6. Graphical Analysis
  7. Lean Analysis Tools
  8. Analyze Phase Transition
  9. Improve Overview
  10. Lean Improvement Tools
  11. Introduction to Design of Experiments
  12. DoE Golf Experiment
  13. Implementation and Validation Solutions
  14. Improve Phase Transistion
  15. Control Phase Overview
  16. Standard Work
  17. Control Charting
  18. Control Plans
  19. Control Phase Transition

Week Three 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 Four 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 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.

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