Lean Six Sigma Practitioners’ Black Belt
This ten-day course provides the experienced Green Belt with the necessary tools and techniques to manage improvement resources so as to deliver major projects. This hands-on learning experience develops both the delegate’s technical knowledge and personal skills. The course uses a blend of theory and practical exercises to ensure that delegates have the confidence and capability to deliver more complex business improvement projects and transformations.
Lean and Six Sigma, both proven business improvement approaches, provide businesses with the ability to maximise customer, employee and shareholder value by minimising process variation and waste.
The examination, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, is taken on the final day of the second week.
Experienced Green Belts who want to enhance and apply their skills to larger, more complex projects.
- Delegates must have completed Lean Six Sigma Practitioner Green Belt (LSSGBP).
- Delegates should, ideally, have a project identified to complete post-training (this is required for certification).
Lean Six Sigma and Minitab by Quentin Brook
Delegates will learn how to
This ten-day course which runs in two 5 day sessions, (week 1 and week 2), will enable delegates to become self-sufficient process improvement practitioners with the capability to analyse opportunities and deliver solutions.
Course Outline – WEEK 1 (Day 1-5)
Define and Measure (Introduction to Statistical Analysis & Minitab)
- Quality Functional Deployments and Kano Analysis
- Statistical Concepts
- Introduction to Minitab I and Data Manipulation
- Introduction to Minitab II
- Linking customer requirements to CTQs
- Review the basic statistical concepts
- Review the Minitab Environment
- Using Minitab for Analysis
Measure (Measurement Systems Analysis)
- Rational Subgrouping and Data Collection
- Measurement Systems Analysis
- Discrete Data Measurement & Application
- Practical MSA
- Stratify customers and determine what to measure
- Minimise measurement error – Statapult and GRR
- Inspection Efficiency and Card Drop Exercise
- Exercises in Minitab and more Statapult
Measure (Sample Size and Confidence Intervals)
- Focusing the Problem, Cause and Effect and FMEA
- Determining Appropriate Business Measures
- Sample Size and Confidence Intervals
- Methods to focus on the problem
- What to measure?
- Measurement essentials
Analyse (Hypothesis Testing)
- Hypothesis Testing Continuous Data
- Hypothesis Testing Discrete Data
- Hypothesis Testing Non-Normal Data
Course Outline – WEEK 2 (Day 6-10)
Analyse (Analysis of Variance)
- Lean Metrics, Value, Value Stream Analysis and, Flow and Pull
Analyse (Regression Analysis)
- Introduction to Regression
- Multiple Linear Regression
- Logistic Linear Regression
- Regression Issues
Improve (Designs of Experiments)
- Introduction to Designs of Experiments
- 2 by n Full Factorial Design of Experiments
- Fractional Factorial Design of Experiments
- Planning Designs
Improve and Control (Selecting Solutions and Control Charting)
- Creative Thinking
- Solution Selection
- Lean Solutions
- Piloting Solutions
- Control Chart Theory
- Creating Control Charts
- Speciality Control Charts
Improve and Control (Optimisation of Solution)
- Response Surface Analysis
- Review and Close
The Practitioners’ Black Belt examination takes circa four hours and consists of mainly multiple-choice questions – If delegates fail the exam then they will have to re-sit the examination on a Friday afternoon at a later date; there is no charge for up to 3 re-sits. Delegates do not need to re-sit the course in its entirety. A certificate will be provided to show the course has been completed and the exam passed.