Become a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Holding a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt demonstrates your expertise in minimizing waste and providing premium quality products and services. This 100% online course will prepare you to qualify for and pass the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam.
Job Outlook for Lean Six Sigma Black Belts
- According to PayScale.com, professionals with Lean Six Sigma Black Belt credentials earn $84,000 per year on average.
- The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects job growth across the Management Analyst category to grow by 14% over the coming decade. This is more than double the growth rate for all jobs.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAQs
WHAT IS LEAN SIX SIGMA?
“Six Sigma” describes a series of process improvement techniques designed to reduce errors and improve quality in an organization’s products and services. “Lean” is a management discipline that seeks to reduce waste and minimize associated costs. “Lean Six Sigma” represents the blending of the two philosophies into an operating system that maximizes quality while minimizing costs.
WHAT DOES A “BLACK BELT” IN LEAN SIX SIGMA INDICATE?
Black Belts are a change agent in the organization. A Black Belt will be the project owner of an organizational quality improvement process. As project owner, they allocate team member responsibilities and resources, effectively overseeing a team of Green and Yellow Belts.
WHAT DO LEAN SIX SIGMA BLACK BELTS DO?
Black Belts use support tools such as Voice of the Customer (VOC), Lean, failure mode and effects analysis, and statistics. Six Sigma Black Belts are experts in these Six Sigma principles:
- Design of experiments
- Analysis of variance
- Hypothesis testing
- Probability distribution
WHAT JOB TITLES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LEAN SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT?
Lean Six Sigma Black Belts may serve in one or more of the following capacities: Lean Six Sigma Leader, Project Management & Agile Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Director of Lean/Six Sigma, or simply Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
- Learn the Lean Six Sigma roles and principles and the 8 Wastes of Lean Management
- Master the DMAIC methodology (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
- Learn to collect data and track the success of projects
- Complete a real-world Lean Six Sigma project
- Prepare to take and pass the Lean Six Black Belt certification exam
Prerequisites and Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
INTRODUCTION TO BLACK BELT TRAINING
Overview of Black Belt training, project selection and building leadership skills
Conducting process walks, strengthening leadership skills and defining your Black Belt project
Laying statistical groundwork, testing your measurement system and sampling the data
Laying hypothesis testing groundwork; testing correlation, discrete data, continuous normal and non-normal data
Designing experiments and strengthening leadership skills
About Your Black Belt Project
Select control charts and creating visual management
Tracy O’Rourke is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer and presenter. Her clients include the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Washington, Cisco, DC Shoes, GE, and Motorola. She holds a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MBA with an emphasis in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change from Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.
Elisabeth Swan is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience consultant, designer, and executive coach. Her expertise lies in training, process-based organization design, problem-solving, and change management. Her clients include Amazon, Charles Schwab, Burt’s Bees, Microsoft, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. She holds a BA in English Literature from Barnard College.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online. Start any time.