Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Overview

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course Outline

Module 1: Role of the Black Belt

  • Black Belts’ Place in the Business
  • Black Belt Skill Set
  • Green Belts’ View of the World
  • Black Belts’ View of the World
  • How the Industry Identifies Black Belts?
  • Who does the Black Belt Work with?
  • Case Study

Module 2: Black Belt DMAIC

  • How the Black Belt helps the Green Belt During DMAIC?
  • Measure Phase
  • DMAIC Programmes
  • Governance

Module 3: Enterprise Risk Management

  • Risks Lie in Two Areas
  • Who Should Handle Risk?
  • DMAIC Risk
  • A view of Business Risk Management
  • Basic Risk Management Procedure
  • Business Risk Management in a Nutshell

Module 4: Physical Cell Design and Optimising Flow

  • In a Nutshell
  • Task & Work Cells
  • Flow Improvement Objectives
  • Practical Layout Design

Module 5: Black Belt as a Trainer

  • Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Three Common Learning Styles
  • Preparing the Training
  • Top Tips
  • Case Study

Module 6: Statistics Basics

  • Introduction and SPC Refresh
  • Common Terminology
  • Flow Improvement Objectives
  • Measuring Uncertainty
  • Minitab Run-through

Module 7: Process Capability

  • Process Capability: Review from Green Belt

Module 8: Hypotheses Tests

  • Introduction to Hypotheses Testing
  • Working with Hypotheses Tests
  • Hypothesis Test Roadmap
  • Anderson Darling Normality Test
  • To Open the Worksheet
  • The Results
  • Testing for Means
  • t-tests Consider More than Just the Means…
  • t-test Exercise
  • Z test
  • Testing for Medians
  • Where Could I Use Median Tests?
  • Median Hypothesis Tests
  • Testing for Standard Deviation (Variance)
  • Equal Variance Hypothesis Tests
  • Exercise: Test for Equal Variance
  • Interpreting the Results
  • Using Bartlett’s Method
  • Testing for Proportions and Percentages
  • Proportions and Percentages Hypothesis Tests

Module 9: Exercise Using Minitab’s – 2 Proportion Test

  • Scenario
  • Abbreviated Instructions
  • Reviewing the Results

Module 10: Exercise Using Minitab’s - Chi-Square Test

  • Scenario
  • Abbreviated Instructions
  • Interpreting the Results

Module 11: ANOVA

  • Required conditions for ANOVA
  • The ANOVA “family”
  • ANOVA Terminology
  • Hypotheses Tests and One-way ANOVAs
  • Exercise - One-way ANOVA
  • Exercise - Multi-way ANOVAs

Module 12: Data Collection Planning for Hypotheses Tests

  • General Points
  • Sample Size
  • How a Greater Sample Size Reduces Uncertainty?
  • Case Study

Module 13: Design of Experiments (DOE)

  • Overview of DOE
  • Where to Use Design of Experiments?
  • DOE Terminology (1)
  • Design of Experiments Flow Diagram
  • Walkthrough: SB Glass Co
  • Step 1: Investigate the Process
  • Step 2: Gather Data
  • Recording the Data: Building the Worksheet
  • Minitab Creates an Initial DOE Worksheet
  • Team Completes the Worksheet
  • Step 3: Analyse Data
  • Teams’ First Analysis of the Data
  • Minitab does its Stuff

Module 14: Probability Distributions

  • Overview
  • Normal Distribution
  • Binomial Distribution
  • Poisson
  • Exponential
  • Weibull

Module 15: Advanced Control Charts

  • Introduction and Refresher
  • Key Control Charts
  • Data Collection Planning for Control Charts

Module 16: Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

  • General overview
  • Key Metrics
  • Using Lean Metrics

Module 17: Lessons from Queue Theory

  • Overview
  • Understanding Gauge R&R
  • Minitab Walkthrough

Module 18: Lean Metrics

  • Modelling Queues
  • Psychology of Queuing

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Who should attend this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course?

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Training Course is designed for professionals who hold the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and are looking to enhance their expertise with Lean Six Sigma and become certified Black Belt. This course can be more beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Senior Process Improvement Specialists
  • Operations Managers
  • Continuous Improvement Leaders
  • Experienced Data Analysts

Prerequisites of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course

Delegates must hold the Lean Six Green Belt Certificate to attend this course.

You will also need a laptop with a copy of Minitab or later installed.

A 30-day version is available, so details of how to install this will feature in your pre-course package.

Make sure to pre-install Minitab properly, as the 30 days must cover the duration of the Black Belt course (please note that Minitab is currently unavailable for Macs).

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course Overview

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course in the United Kingdom is tailored for professionals aiming to deepen their understanding and expertise in Lean Six Sigma methodologies, focusing on enhancing process efficiency and quality. This course bridges the gap between previous Six Sigma certifications and the coveted Black Belt level, underscoring its relevance in today’s competitive business environment where operational excellence is not just preferred but required.

Proficiency in Lean Six Sigma methodologies is crucial for professionals seeking to lead complex projects and drive significant improvements in quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. This course is especially beneficial for project managers, quality assurance engineers, and operational managers aiming to elevate their problem-solving capabilities and leadership skills to a strategic level.

The intensive 5-day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade training in the United Kingdom is designed to equip delegates with advanced tools and techniques for data analysis, project management, and strategic decision-making. This intensive session enhances their ability to lead high-impact projects, mentor Green Belts, and foster a continuous improvement culture within their organisations. By the end of the day, delegates are better positioned to tackle complex challenges and deliver substantial business results.

Course Objectives:

  • To deepen understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies at the Black Belt level
  • To enhance skills in complex data analysis and process improvement strategies
  • To cultivate the ability to lead and manage high-performing project teams effectively
  • To develop proficiency in the use of advanced Six Sigma tools and techniques
  • To prepare delegates for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam

After completing this Lean Six Sigma Certification Course in the United Kingdom, delegates will receive certification acknowledging their enhanced expertise and readiness to take on Black Belt-level responsibilities. This certification validates advanced Lean Six Sigma skills and boosts career credibility in quality management.

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What’s included in this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course?

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Qualification

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course is designed for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification holders who wish to upgrade to the Black Belt. The Black Belt is a highly sought-after certification, which demonstrates Lean Six Sigma expertise and individual ability to control and guide business development projects using the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) model.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Examination information:

To achieve the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 25 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 80%, or 40/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 

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Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade sessions.


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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade FAQs

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology for the improvement of business processes. It combines the ideologies of Lean and Six Sigma.
Job roles for Lean Six Sigma Black Belts include: Business Process Improvement Managers, Change Managers, Product Engineers, and Project Managers.
To book a Lean Six Sigma Training Course, visit our website, select your preferred course, choose a date and location, and complete the registration form. Payment can be made online or through other available options.
Yes, the Green Belt is required in order for you to experience Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade training.
The training fees for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade certification in the United Kingdom starts from £2995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade.
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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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