Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Lab – New Format!

Format: Virtual Live Instructor-led Lab
Topic: Lean Six Sigma
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In March of 2020, Lean Methods Group like many other businesses was faced with the sobering reality that business models reliant on brick and mortar were at grave risk. Our first reaction was to recreate the classroom experience using a camera, laptop, and whiteboard while adhering to the rules of time and space created centuries ago and modified over time to accommodate air travel. (5 days x 8 hours)

We quickly learned that eight solid hours of virtual training while home with the pets, kids and spouse was untenable for our participants and all of us were craving more meaningful collaborative interactions with other professionals.
Through our experiences of the last two years and the voice of our customers, Lean Methods has created a world-class, virtually delivered certification program. Whether candidates are at home or office, they can enjoy, learn and practice applying the tools and methods to receive a Lean Six Sigma certification.

Following the disciplined Six Sigma DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) road map, this course teaches you how to collect and analyze performance data, identify inefficiencies and problems, pinpoint root causes, and institute new protocols to greatly improve processes. In addition to teaching the complementary methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma, this course also provides skills in leading teams through the process of change.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply such Lean concepts as 5S, waste reduction, process mapping, value stream mapping and mistake proofing.
  • Define, scope and execute DMAIC projects.
  • Apply the DMAIC methodology to business issues and transition projects from phase to phase.
  • Apply basic and more advanced statistical analyses to determine the relationship between key inputs and process outputs.
  • Effectively manage team dynamics and understand how to work with multiple levels of leadership to remove barriers and achieve project success.
  • Close projects and hand over control to process owners.
  • Present projects to instructors, peers and managers.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone desiring the skills of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and those who seek to become professional problem solvers


Requirements for Certification:

  • Proficiency of at least 70% on exams
  • Submission and acceptance of Black Belt project
  • Attendance in the virtual classroom with active participation

Certificates Received:

  • Upon completion of the virtual classroom, students will receive a “training completion” certificate for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Upon meeting the certification requirements above, students will receive a “Certificate of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification”

**Students seeking certification through IASSC must successfully sit for and pass the IASSC exam.  Lean Methods Group’s Black Belt course, quizzes, and exams prepare the student for the IASSC exam based on their Body of Knowledge.  Lean Methods Group’s exams are included in this course, so students have the opportunity to certify through both institutions.

Students will attend 10 lab sessions with each lab running for two consecutive days 4 hours per day of live instructor-led virtual classroom via the Microsoft Teams platform and blend this learning with Lean Methods’ state-of-the-art online Black Belt course. The course is designed to be accelerated through twenty days over twenty-eight weeks of virtual lab training. Project coaching hours are delivered via workflow through the Lean Methods certification portal.

If the student is already a trained Green Belt, they may join the Lean Methods’ Green Belt to Black Belt Upgrade program.

Students should expect to come to the virtual lab ready to participate in interactive simulations with students from other industry sectors.

Each Black Belt session is $6,000 and includes everything listed here:

  • E-learning, quizzes, and exam access for one-year
  • Certification
  • Each student will have two years to submit their project.
  • Minitab statistical software during training and project work up to one year if needed
  • Black Belts receive up to 4 hours of personalized coaching from seasoned Lean Methods’ MBB via our certification portal.
  • Access to eBinder, PDFs and virtual classroom posters
  • Simulations (virtual)

How many CEUs/PDUs are available?

18 CEUs
31.5 PDUs

Lab Session 1 - Define

Day 1

  • Orientation
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Lean Six Sigma Overview Lecture
  • Affinity Diagram Lab
  • Introduce Case Study
  • Problem Statement Lab
  • Feedback Session

Day 2

  • Speed Dating Elevator Speech Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • SIPOC-R Case Study Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Define Tollgate Lecture

Lab Session 2 - Measure

Day 1

  • Introduction to Minitab Lecture
  • Catapult – Graphical Summary Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Introduction to VSM Lecture
  • VSM Lab
  • Feedback Session

Day 2

  • VSM Minitab Analysis Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Introduction to MSA Lecture
  • Measurement System Analysis – Virtual M&M’s Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Measure Tollgate Lecture

Lab Session 3 - Analyze

Day 1

  • Fishbone & 5 Whys Lecture
  • Fishbone & 5 Whys Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Cause & Effect Lecture
  • Cause & Effect Lab
  • Feedback Session

Day 2

  • FMEA Lecture
  • FMEA Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Hypotheses Testing Lecture
  • Ho Ha Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Analyze Tollgate Lecture

Lab Session 4 - Improve

Day 1

  • Future State & Guiding Principles Lecture
  • Future State Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Brainstorming Lecture
  • Feedback Session

Day 2

  • Prioritization
  • Impact/Effort Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Pugh Matrix Lecture
  • Pugh Matrix Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Improve Tollgate Lecture

Lab Session 5 - Control

Day 1

  • Control Plan Lecture
  • Control Plan Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Control Charts Lecture
  • Control Charts Lab
  • Feedback Session

Day 2

  • Mistake Proofing Lecture
  • Mistake Proofing Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Control Tollgate Lecture
  • Change Management Lecture
  • Lean Six Sigma – Application
  • Feedback Session

Lab Session 6 - Tool Master kit 1

Day 1

  • Statistical Inference Lecture
  • Non Normality Causes and Treatments Lecture
  • Non Normality Causes and Treatments Lab
  • Feedback Session

Day 2

  • Estimating Process Capability
  • Process Capability Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Multiple Regression Lecture
  • Multiple Regression Lab
  • Feedback Session

Lab Session 7 - Tool Master kit 2

Day 1

  • Logistics Regression Lecture
  • Logistics Regression Lab
  • Feedback Session

Day 2

  • Design of Experiments Lecture
  • Design of Experiments Lab
  • Feedback Session
  • Becoming a Change Agent
  • Feedback Session

System Requirements: Internet connection with modern browser

Operating System: Microsoft Windows (7 and higher) or Apple Mac OS X

Display Properties Setting: Minimum 1024 x 768 screen resolution

Classes meet through Microsoft Teams

Recommended Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge

For the best experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date.

Legacy browsers with known issues:

Internet Explorer 10 and below

Safari 7 and below

Note: the course content requires that any pop-up blocker be disabled

Lean Methods Group reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. We will do our best to ensure you are aware of changes six weeks prior to the course start date. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, Lean Methods Group is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel-related expenses you may incur.

While we recognize the need to cancel due to unforeseen events, we kindly ask that you consider the other students in this course when cancelling your enrollment.  We ask for six weeks advance notice so that we may fill your spot and ensure a fun class for the other students.

    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least six weeks before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer to another workshop
    • Requests received within four weeks of the course shall receive a 50% refund.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • We can transfer your course fees to another Lean Methods e-learning or instructor-led course of your choice.

You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs, PDUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

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