The Black Belt Lean Six Sigma Practitioner Course is a ten-day training designed for individuals and teams who need a good insight into the most important Lean methods and techniques as well as a thorough grounding in Six Sigma and who want to use this to improve processes in their own organization.

This training focuses on improving processes by gaining knowledge, understanding and experiencing Lean and Six Sigma. You bring the gained knowledge directly into practice by carrying out a project (chosen in consultation with your supervisor) in your own organization. After the training has ended, you may opt to apply for certification. A good training to achieve real improvements!

Learning goals

Lean:

  • The five key principles of Lean

  • Value Stream Mapping (visualizing processes)

  • Just-In-Time concepts

  • A3 thinking according to the Plan-Do-Check-Adjust cycle

  • Jidoka (built-in quality)

  • Customer value from SQDC (safety, quality, delivery, cost)

Six Sigma:

  • Define: project charter, Voice of the Customer

  • Measure: measurement plan, operational definition, basic statistics, process capability

  • Analyze: various types of regression analysis

  • Improve: General Linear Model, introduction to DoE

  • Control: Statistical Process Control, Out of Control Action Plan

Your improvement project

We believe that you don’t learn Lean or Six Sigma from a book or a Powerpoint. Therefore a hands-on improvement project is required to complement this training. During the first session the trainers will help you to define a project. It is also possible that you already have an issue/project in mind to work on. The first homework assignment gives you direction which improvement project you can do. This project contributes directly to achieving the organizational goals. We are happy to help you successfully complete this training!

When do you pass this training?

The certification consists of two parts: first, passing a written exam on the theory covered in the training and studied by the participant. This test consists of 12 open questions, you hve 60 minutes to answer and it is not an open book test. The tested subjects concern the material that has been dealt with during the training days and the distributed literature (articles and books). The second part is the presentation of the project carried out by the participant in A3 format or a Six Sigma review document. With a satisfactory result the participant will receive a Black Belt Lean Six Sigma certificate.

After this training you have

In-depth knowledge of various Lean methodologies and tools, including Six Sigma. Because of this you are able to outline and realize an improved future state together with employees and managers, based on the organizational objectives. You are able to determine which elements from the Lean Six Sigma toolkit can be used and with which improvement methods the future state can be achieved. You have gained experience with problem-solving A3’s and Value Stream Maps, and you can use these to systematically solve problems together with colleagues and direct managers. You have also learned and are able to coach colleagues to achieve concrete improvements in a process.  Because you know: continuous improvement is a team effort!

Good to know: even after the training we are there for you, including through our free Sensei coaching sessions.