Lean Six Sigma – Black Belt Certificate

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Accreditation: Throughout this course you will take Trigraph's tests. Upon successful completion of these test, and on successful delivery of suitable projects, you will earn your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. Attendees are eligible for 100 Professional Development Unit (PDU’s).

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Programme overview

This advanced Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program will give you tools and knowledge to run large Black Belt projects successfully.  You’ll also learn the essential advanced facilitation skills you’ll need to run highly successful Lean Six Sigma projects.

The program is an intensive, highly interactive.  120 hours of core training is delivered in 5 classroom lab sessions spread over 5 months.   In these labs you’ll go deep into the Lean Six Sigma methodologies and build on the tools that you learned on previous Lean Six Sigma courses.  You’ll be immersed in simulation exercises, with lots of hands-on practical challenges to deepen your understanding of the Lean Six Sigma tool-set.

You’ll find the program’s focus on real-world application really useful as you build your confidence and apply the methodology and tools to your real-world problems.

You’ll be using Lean Six Sigma tools including Statistical Process Control software, a Microsoft Excel tool.  Working through lots of real-life scenarios and practical breakout exercises you’ll gain the confidence, knowledge and understanding to interpret and communicate data, graphs and charts.  You will receive a Certificate of Completion – Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Theory at the end of the classroom lab sessions.

In between the lab sessions you’ll be running your own Black Belt project.  This will take approximately 40 hours to complete.  Trigraph will provide you with mentoring support from a qualified mentor and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt to help you deliver your project.  Trigraph will also provide you with project templates and Lean Six Sigma tool templates.

Upon completion of both the classroom labs and your Black Belt project, you will earn your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

What is Lean Six Sigma and who is this course suitable for?

Lean Six Sigma focuses on process performance removing waste and non-value add activities striving for a six-sigma level process of 3.4 defects per million opportunities through reduction of variation and data-based decision making. This is achieved through a philosophy to deliver and balance customer value and business profitability by removing wasteful and non-value-added activities from all business processes and products. Variation is reduced resulting in better, faster, lower cost products and services.

Results are delivered through a consistent, powerful methodology for gaining knowledge and problem solving known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification program will equip participants with the technical competencies, team leadership skills and change management skills to lead Lean Six Sigma projects using the Lean Principles and DMAIC (Define Measure Analyse Improve Control) methodology.

Business success in any organisation requires vision, products and services that add value, processes that are efficient, people who are competent and a culture that supports the behaviours of improvement and development. This course will address all these aspects with a significant focus on the cultural change and the role of the Lean Sigma Black Belt in the facilitation, change management and application of the tools to change a culture.

The role of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a business improvement professional that is able to support the Lean and Six Sigma implementation journey in organisations, including assisting systems and tools implementation. They possess the ability to mentor multiple teams, monitor performance of all activities and engage leadership support to deliver genuine business improvements.

The course covers the phases of a typical Lean Transformation utilising Lean Principles and Six Sigma: Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control.

The methodology follows a structured sequence of problem-solving techniques and cultural change management to arrive at a solution. Statistics aid in the decision-making process and help to validate the success of changes. Cultural facilitation embeds that change.

Learning outcomes

The role of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a business improvement professional that is able to support the Lean and Six Sigma implementation journey in organisations, including assisting systems and tools implementation.

They possess the ability to mentor multiple teams, monitor performance of all activities and engage leadership support to deliver genuine business improvements.

This programme will run over 5 months and will focus heavily on the application of the tools rather than their academic understanding.

Who is the course for?

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training Course is recommended for all those in an organisation who will lead medium or large improvements and who will act as coaches or mentors to others involved in the improvement programme. It is suitable for managers, internal consultants, change agents, project managers, team leaders, business improvement leaders or facilitators.

It is a pre-requisite that participants possess a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent and have identified a significant improvement project that they will implement over the duration of the course

Modules

Lean Six Sigma Principles and Overview

Enterprise-wide overview history, foundations, integration of Lean and Six Sigma, business processes and systems and LSS applications

Lean Transformation Roadmap

Lean Assessment

Leadership, Responsibilities, roadblocks, change management, projects, Six Sigma roles and responsibilities

Organisational Process Management and Measures, Impact on stakeholders, Critical to x (CTx) requirements, Benchmarking, Business performance measures, Financial measures

Project Selection

NPV (Net Present Value) Analysis

Value Stream Mapping

Management of change

Lean Six Sigma Teams

Hoshin Kanri strategy deployment

Define Phase

Voice of the customer

Project charter

Problem statement

Project scope

Goals and objectives

Project performance measures

Project tracking

Project Stakeholder Analysis

Measurable Customer Requirements

Requirements Statements

Process Mapping

SIPOC

Trainer Profile