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Black Belt Certification Training Upgrade from Green Belt

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This 5-day Black Belt Certification Training Course is intended for existing Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or those who have equivalent workplace experience.  This IASSC exam based international certification is the fastest path to becoming a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

In the Six Sigma Green Belt training course you learned how to plan and design experiments, while the Black Belt upgrade course teaches you how to run, assess, quantify and control experiments and their outputs.

Learning Outcomes

During this course, you will develop:

  • Understanding and implementation of the concepts of Six Sigma
  • Ability to plan projects to achieve maximum process efficiency
  • Capability to recognise elements of waste and countering them
  • Skill to measure key aspects of a process to collect relevant data
  • Ability to create a process map
  • Ability to identify and measure process capability
  • Ability to analysis data accurately to find cause-and-effect relationship and identify the root cause of errors
  • Hypothesis testing knowledge
  • Ability to improve processes based on analysis
  • Understanding of how to use various industry models for process improvement
  • Ability to control processes
  • Ability to ensure errors are removed before they can damage a process
  • Understanding of capability analysis
  • Understanding and use of lean
  • Skill to control processes, productivity and waste

Pre-Requsite: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (or equivalent workplace experience)


The training/IASSC authorised training materials are much more than simple "tools training". This curriculum is formatted in such a way that the problem solving strategy is demonstrated throughout the course. By utilising various Statistical and Business Improvement tools, you will be able to clearly see and communicate the flow and process of the methodology in order to instill both the tactical and strategic aspects of the LSS Black Belt skill set.

The implementation roadmaps within each phase provide a clear line-of-sight for putting into practice the problem solving technology. Various group exercises, utilising training aids, pre-formatted data sets and templates, facilitate interactive group learning within the course.

These IASSC authorised training materials are the industry standard used by thousands of industry trainers, coaches and mentors to train Lean Six Sigma Black Belts around the world.

LSS Black Belt Define Phase

Quick Review/Refresher

LSS Black Belt Measure Phase

Quick Review/Refresher

LSS Black Belt Analyse Phase

Phase Description:

The Analyse Phase of the DMAIC methodology is constructed to introduce important Six Sigma tools for isolating critical factors.  There are 9 modules in this phase:

Welcome to Analyse

“X” Sifting

  • Perform a Multi-Vari Analysis
  • Interpret and a Multi-Vari Graph
  • Identify when a Multi-Vari Analysis is applicable
  • Interpret what Skewed data looks like
  • Explain how data distributions become Non-normal when they are really Normal

Inferential Statistics

  • Explain the meaning of the term “Inferential Statistics”.
  • Describe the basic tenets of the Central Limit Theorem.
  • Describe the impact of sample size on your estimates of population parameters.
  • Explain Standard Error

Intro to Hypothesis Testing

  • Articulate the purpose of Hypothesis Testing
  • Explain the concepts of the Central Tendency
  • Be familiar with the types of Hypothesis Tests

Hypothesis Testing Normal Data Part 1

  • Determine appropriate sample sizes for testing Means
  • Conduct various Hypothesis Tests for Means
  • Properly Analyse Results

Hypothesis Testing Normal Data Part 2

  • Be able to conduct Hypothesis Testing of Variances
  • Understand how to Analyse Hypothesis Testing Results

Hypothesis Testing Non-Normal Data Part 1

  • Conduct Hypothesis Testing for equal variance
  • Conduct Hypothesis Testing for Medians
  • Analyse and interpret the results

Hypothesis Testing Non-Normal Data Part 2

  • Calculate and explain test for proportions
  • Calculate and explain contingency tests

Wrap Up & Action Items

LSS Black Belt Improve Phase

Phase Description:

The Improve Phase of the DMAIC methodology is constructed to introduce important Lean Six Sigma tools for properly controlling solutions. There are eight modules in this phase:

Welcome to Improve

Process Modeling Regression

  • Perform the steps in a Correlation and a Regression Analysis
  • Explain when Correlation and Regression is appropriate

Advanced Process Modeling

  • Perform Non-Linear Regression Analysis
  • Perform Multiple Linear Regression Analysis
  • Determine the reason for experimenting
  • Describe the difference between a physical model and a DOE model
  • Explain an OFAT experiment and its primary weakness
  • Shown Main Effects Plots and interactions, determine which effects and interactions may be significant
  • Create a Full Factorial Design

Experimental Methods

  • Be able to Design, Conduct and Analyse an Experiment

Full Factorial Experiments

  • Understand how to Create Balanced & Orthogonal Designs
  • Explain how Fit & Diagnose & Center Points factors into an experiment

Fractional Factorial Experiments

  • Explain why & how to use a Fractional Factorial Design
  • Create a proper Fractional Factorial Design
  • Analyse a Proper model with Aliased Interactions

Wrap Up & Action Items

LSS Black Belt Control Phase

Phase Description:

The Control Phase of the DMAIC methodology is constructed to introduce important Lean Six Sigma tools for properly controlling solutions. There are eight modules in this phase:

Welcome to Control

Advanced Experiments

  • Use the results of a DOE to determine how to further optimise a process using the steepest ascent/descent method

Capability Analysis

  • Understand the importance of Capability Analysis as it is applied in the Control Phase
  • Select the appropriate method for Capability Analysis based on the type of data distribution of your process
  • Interpret the output of MINITABTM’s Capability functions
  • Understand how the use for Capability Analysis may alter through the DMAIC phases

Lean Controls

  • Review/refresher

Defect Controls

  • Review/refresher

Statistical Process Control - SPC

  • Describe the elements of an SPC Chart and the purposes of SPC
  • Understand how SPC ranks in defect prevention
  • Describe the 9 Step route or methodology of implementing a chart
  • Design subgroups if needed for SPC usage
  • Determine the frequency of sampling
  • Understand the Control Chart selection methodology
  • Be familiar with Control Chart parameter calculations such as UCL, LCL and the Center Line

Six Sigma Control Plans

  • Understand the 5 phases of the Control Plan
  • Training
  • Documentation
  • Monitoring
  • Response
  • Aligning Systems and Structures

Wrap Up & Action Items