Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
This class is designed for all those individuals that are interested in advancing their skills in Lean and Six Sigma (LSS). The focus will be learning how to lead and conduct more complex continual improvement (Lean Six Sigma) projects. Students will learn advanced statistical and root cause analysis tools; how to form and work together in teams across organizational boundaries; additional facilitation skills, and how to better plan for and scope Continual Improvement Projects.
10% Discount for Government, Non Profits & IQC Members
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In this course, you will dive deeper into Deming’s Theory of Profound Knowledge and System Thinking, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, and LSS problem-solving tools. Students will work in teams to complete a mock continual improvement (CI) project using the methods and tools learned in class. A significant portion of the class will focus on advanced statistical analyses using Minitab® software. You will learn how to use key tools to identify, scope, and conduct moderate to complex improvement projects that can be directly applied to your workplace.
Completion of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training is a prerequisite for Black Belt Training. Green Belt Certifications achieved outside of the IQC will be considered for prerequisite for Black Belt Training. Those interested in Black Belt Certification will be expected to complete a LSS Black Belt Project through the entire “7-Step” CI Process. Mentoring support is available from the Iowa Quality Center throughout your project. Details of the mentoring support are shared within the training class.
Learning Outcomes (beyond Green Belt)
- Application of Systems Thinking and Deming’s Theory of Profound Knowledge.
- Understanding of the Strategic (Hoshin) Planning and its use in scoping CI projects.
- Advanced mapping skills, including Value Stream Mapping.
- Know how to do Null-Hypothesis (Statistical Analysis) Testing.
- Know to do more advanced Root Cause Analysis.
- Know how plan for and conduct a Design of Experiment.
- Know how to conduct a Measurement System Analysis (GR&R and AR&R).
- Understand how to facilitate and lead challenging situations.
- Know how to assess long-term versus short-term capability.
Who Should Attend?
Continual improvement project leaders seeking LSS Black Belt knowledge, and Certified Green Belts seeking Black Belt Certification.
Module 1: Introduction and Step 1 – Define the System
Module 2: Facilitation Skills
Module 3: Step 2 – Assess the Current System
Module 4: Step 3 – Analyze Causes
Module 5: Step 4 – Try Out Improvement Theory & A Closer Look at Lean
Module 6: Step 5 – Study the Results with a Focus on DOE’s
Module 7: Step 6 – Standardize Improvements
Module 8: Step 7 – Plan For Continual Improvement
Reviewing Project Results & Benefits
Classes are subject to cancellation if registration is insufficient. If cancelled the registrant is entitled to a full refund OR having your registration forwarded to the next scheduled class. Cancellation by the registrant within 2 weeks of the class date will result in a 50% refund.