Training & Certification

LSS Green Belt to Black Belt Upgrade Blended “Fast Track” (United States)

Upgrade to a Black Belt in Problem Solving

Format: Virtual Live Instructor-led Classroom
Topic: Lean Six Sigma
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January 18, 2021 - February 05, 2021

Week 1: January 18 – 22

Week 2: January 25 – 29

Week 3: February 1 – 5

8:30 a.m. MT – 12:30 p.m. MT



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The Fast-Track Certification Program Includes:

*4-hours per day of LIVE virtual instruction facilitated by a seasoned Master Black Belt who has worked with Fortune 500 companies across the globe for over  20 years

*Assigned e-learning coursework (students will have access to e-learning for one year).  See photo below of Lean Methods’ online learning.

*Student collaboration through fun & interactive virtual simulations and exercises

*Assigned project (project is an actual project from a real organization

*Personalized project coaching hours with Lean Methods’ Master Black Belt

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 a variety of DMAIC tools 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.


Green Belt status with basic knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma concepts and techniques. Recommended reading

Who Should Attend?

  • Green Belts who want to upgrade their skills and become Black Belts

This course develops Lean Six Sigma Green Belts into Black Belts who can solve more challenging problems and lead improvement teams across a wider spectrum of processes in any environment, including transactional, service, manufacturing, healthcare and financial.

Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative methods from the complementary domains of Lean and Six Sigma, this course prepares Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belts for their role as change agents in training and mentoring Green Belts and other resources, facilitating and leading projects, supporting broader performance excellence efforts, and serving as internal consultants.

A differentiating aspect of this course is the inclusion of creative-thinking modules that can be used when out-of-the-box solutions are needed, as well as a focus on change leadership skills to drive and facilitate change.

Throughout the course, expert instructors with real-world experience vigorously challenge candidates. They transfer knowledge and skills through interactive lectures, group exercises, process and tool simulations, and individual exercises and the application of learning to a real improvement project in the workplace.

This upgrade course is purposefully spread out over a three-month time frame to give future Black Belts the time they need to achieve certification. Lean Methods Group master instructors are available via phone and email throughout the course to provide individualized coaching and mentoring as you apply the tools and skills in your organization.

For the online version of this course, please visit Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt Upgrade Online for information and registration.


  • Green Belt status with basic knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma concepts and techniques.
  • Recommended reading

Week One - Click Here

  • Review of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Project Charters/Workshop
  • Jobs to be Done
  • Outcome Expectations
  • Introduction to Minitab
  • Basic Statistics 2
  • Project Report Outs
  • Daily Teachbacks
  • Change Management
  • Project Report Outs
  • Value Stream Mapping Exercise
  • Project Management
  • Measurement System Analysis – Attribute Agreement Analysis
  • Measurement System Analysis – Continuous Data
  • Capability Analysis (1) – Attribute Data
  • Capability Analysis (2) – Continuous Normal Data
  • Capability Analysis (3) – Continuous Non-normal Data
  • Minitab Part 2
  • Preparation for Week 2

Week Two - Click Here

  • Project Reviews
  • Hypothesis Testing Review
  • Minitab Graphical Techniques
  • Flow Review
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Pull Review
  • Mean & Variance Tests
  • Proportions Testing
  • Contingency Tables GOF
  • Sample Size Selection
  • Correlation/Linear Regression
  • One Way ANOVA
  • Improve Phase Roadmap
  • Intro to Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Full Factorial Designs
  • Next Steps

Week Three - Click Here

  • 2K Factorial Designs
  • Attribute DOE
  • Project Reviews
  • 2K Fractional DOE Designs
  • Simulation Exercise DMAIC / DOE
  • Introduction to Logistic Regression
  • Advanced Regression
  • Introduction to Control Charts
  • Variable SPC Techniques
  • Attribute SPC Techniques
  • Control Methods
  • Introduction to Surveys
  • DMAIC Review & Final Reports

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


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

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 6-weeks advance notice so that we may fill your spot and ensure a fun class for the other students.  Otherwise, the cancellation policy is below.

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 6 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.

  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee, or you may apply toward another workshop. Please see below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 6 weeks before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 4 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.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, 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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