The intent of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is to develop team leaders who have the experience and advanced skills to lead Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects. These individuals not only lead the process improvement effort but they also mentor and coach team members, such as Lean Six Sigma Green Belts, throughout the project. The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is an advanced practitioner who not only understands how to use the various tools in the Lean Six Sigma tool bag, but also knows when and where to use them. They are more than a statistician, they are a well rounded process improvement expert who is able to bring a myriad of approaches to the problem.
Our seasoned corporate trainers are process improvement experts who use a myriad of learning techniques and tools, such as guided discussions, case studies, individual exercises, quizzes, and outside readings to truly connect with the student. We offer two options for an individual wanting to participate in Mountain Home’s Lean Six Sigma BLACK Belt Certification.
Option 1: If the individual has not completed the MHi Lean Six Sigma GREEN Belt Certification, he/she would be required to complete all four (4) weeks of the BLACK Belt curriculum. The first two weeks of the curriculum is the MHi GREEN Belt Certification training series where the basics of Business Process Management and Lean Six Sigma are taught. The second two weeks is a much more intensive, advanced learning experience whereby the attendee would begin to actually apply the concepts taught in the GREEN Belt curriculum, as well as learn how to manage and lead Lean Six Sigma projects, use advanced statistical analysis techniques and tools, build the project business case, and establish an integrated process control structure.
Option 2: If the individual has completed the MHi Lean Six Sigma GREEN Belt Certification, he/she would only be required to complete the last two (2) weeks of the BLACK Belt curriculum. The following is an outline of what a typical Lean Six Sigma Black Belt would learn over our two (2) week, intensive training program. This program builds on the foundational learning from Mountain Home’s Lean SixSigma GREEN Belt curriculum.
In addition, all participants would be required to present an actual project using the concepts, techniques, and tools taught during the certification course and successfully pass the MHi BLACK Belt Certification exam before he/she would receive the title of a certified MHi Lean Six Sigma BLACK Belt.
Individuals who are looking for an in-depth, working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma concepts, techniques and tools.
- Techniques used in applying the integrated Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management (BPM) methodology (DMAIC) for process improvement.
- Strategic vs. Operational Improvements – Linking project objectives to strategic objectives.
- Managing the Lean Six Sigma project – Chartering the team, building a project management plan, and managing the resources of a project.
- How to properly define and scope Lean Six Sigma projects from an enterprise-wide context.
- How to develop data collection plans.
- Detailed analysis techniques to analyze process models and maps, product flows, value streams, and activity based costing data.
- How to apply advanced statistical analysis tools to problem solving.
- How to interpret Lean Six Sigma project statistical data.
- How to develop a business case for the change.
- How to develop an integrated organization (culture & structure) change management plan and technology change management plan.
- How to create an ongoing process control structure based on recurring statistical data (statistical process control) that is integrated with the enterprise’s Performance Management system (Balanced Scorecard).