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Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt Course

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The MetaPM Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt course is an advanced Lean Six Sigma training program designed to provide an extensive knowledge in Lean and Six Sigma principles, and includes a comprehensive component of Change Management principles. The program provides participants with the skills to manage, champion and influence the outcomes of large strategic projects.

Overview

The MetaPM Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt course is an advanced Lean Six Sigma training program designed to provide an extensive knowledge in Lean and Six Sigma principles, and includes a comprehensive component of Change Management principles. The program provides participants with the skills to manage, champion and influence the outcomes of large strategic projects.

The program includes training on the advanced statistical tools required to execute the full range of Lean Six Sigma DMAIC projects. Practical exercises are incorporated to provide relevant scenarios for participants. During these modules each participant will be required to use statistical software. We offer either MINITAB™ or SigmaXL™ statistical software in our training. We assume prior knowledge of MINITAB or SigmaXL. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Gain an extensive knowledge base of the Six Sigma DMAIC 15-step process, including DMAIC for new product implementation
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the Lean concepts and tools, and how to practically apply them in facilitating a Lean Action Workout
  • Acquire the skills to facilitate an extensive Value Stream Mapping session
  • Gain a strong understanding of Change Management principles and acquire the skills to engage stakeholders
  • Develop the skills needed to manage large strategic projects and mentor team members and Green Belts

Recommended for

This program will take a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt through to Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt level skills.

This course is suitable for:

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belts
  • Quality & business improvement team members
  • Senior managers

This course has proven to be equally relevant to manufacturing and service/transactional environments.

Certification

Lean Six Sigma Practitioner – Black Belt certification will be issued to program participants who have successfully:

  • Passed the Black Belt knowledge test
  • Completed two large scale, cross functional business improvement projects using Lean Six Sigma framework and tools in the workplace

Course Content

Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt course is a 10-day intensive course exploring advanced aspects of the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Elements covered in the course include:

Six Sigma Rigour

  • Six Sigma DMAIC 15-step process
  • Define: critical to quality customer requirements, managing project expectations
  • Measure: product characteristics and data
  • Advanced Measure: graphical analysis and MINITAB or SigmaXL, Measurement System Analysis
  • Advanced Analyse: current process capability, sources of process variation
  • Advanced Analyse: graphical distributions, hypothesis testing and MINITAB or SigmaXL
  • Advanced Improve: design of experiments, piloting proposed solutions within acceptable tolerances, risk analysis and management
  • Advanced Control: control charts, control management strategy
  • DMAIC for new products: new product implementations using Six Sigma

Lean Framework

  • Advanced Lean principles and foundation
  • Understanding value and creating flow within a process
  • Value Stream Mapping – facilitating a VSM session
  • Establishing a Lean Measurement System and delivering financial business benefits
  • Creating a Future State
  • Standard Work
  • Creating efficient work cells
  • Mistake proofing
  • Advanced 5S and Visual management and control
  • Kaizen and Continuous Improvement

Implementing Change

  • The Change transfer function
  • The Change Management process
  • Change Management toolkit
  • Managing stakeholders and influencing change
  • Sustaining the Change
  • Managing a Lean Action Workout
  • Managing a DMAIC Six Sigma project
  • Championing a Lean Six Sigma project

Course Includes

  • Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt courseware folder
  • Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt Quick Reference Guides
  • Black Belt knowledge test
  • Completion certificate
  • Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt certification (project coaching not included)
  • Refreshments
  • Experienced instructors

Course Delivery

Our courses are delivered in-house for organisations who have a group of 6 or more.

To Register

Upcoming course dates are listed on the right of this page.

Or, view our course complete course schedule here: Course Schedule

Individual and multiple attendee registrations can be made online.

To enquire about in-house courses please contact Melanie Holland, Practice Director – MetaPM Learning, on 1800 800 436 or email mholland@metapm.com.au

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