Our Online Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training, **written and facilitated by the author of the latest Six Sigma Handbooks**, provides detailed instruction in the application of the Six Sigma and Lean techniques necessary for actively leading Lean Six Sigma project teams and includes:

- Twelve months access to 33 Lessons containing 1,000+ training slides, 23 videos, and online study guides.
**Approximately 200 hours of online Instruction (20 CEU)**See Course Objectives. Each lesson includes:- Detailed slides with Notes.
- Interactive Exercises and Workshops.
- Reading Assignment from two highly-acclaimed texts (included with the course): Six Sigma Demystified and Six Sigma Handbook textbooks written by course author and instructor Paul Keller.
- LSS Black Belt Study Guide Questions to test your knowledge.

- Green Belt XL software (Twelve month Student Version). Minitab examples also included!<
- Upon successful course completion: Electronic certificate indicating
*Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Completion* - Optionally purchase internationally-recognized IQF Lean Six Sigma Study Guide and IQF Lean Six Sigma Certification Exam software for an additional $249. Upon successful certification exam completion, student can receive an electronic certificate indicating either
*Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification without Projects*or (if two acceptable projects submitted)*Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification with Projects.*

Why not **learn these skills from a leading author and subject matter expert**, who's helped thousands of students like you achieve online Black Belt certification? Contact us for more information!

Want to take a different Black Belt certification exam? This course will prepare you for any Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification test, such as the ASQ exam. Or, just choose one or more of our short courses or study guides to help you prepare for specific topics in your selected Black Belt certification exam.

- One key advantage offered by our courses is that they are based on perhaps the best-selling book written for Six Sigma, The Six Sigma Handbook, which has sold more than 100,000 copies.
- The courses are written and facilitated by a leading author, who has worked with companies in a wide variety of industries. If you have questions, he’ll be answering the questions. Most online courses aren’t written or facilitated by anyone with that level of subject matter expertise.
- One way to distinguish a qualified Six Sigma course, or certification for that matter, is by reviewing its topics or body of knowledge. If you see a course that offers only basic coverage of SPC (statistical process control) in the Measure stage, or none at all, then you know the course is written by someone who does not understand the basic statistics behind process improvement. As Deming frequently noted, enumerative statistics, such as confidence intervals and hypothesis tests, are “inappropriate (for process analysis) because they provide no basis for prediction and because they bury the information contained in the order of production.” (Out of the Crisis, 1982, 1986). While enumerative statistics are helpful in analyzing the results of designed experiments, for example, they are an inappropriate tool for process analysis used in the Measure stage of a DMAIC project. Courses that teach otherwise are simply not credible.
- We have integrated lean topics throughout our course since its initial offering in 2001. We don’t offer separate courses or certifications for Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma, since the lean principles, tools and methods are an integral part of any successful Six Sigma implementation.
- Our Online Black Belt course can be used to prepare for any credible Black Belt certification. We offer the IQF Black Belt certification as an option for our students, and reference its study guide as optional exercises in workshops throughout the Black Belt course. The IQF exam was developed by a group of Six Sigma professionals specifically to certify Black Belts, and has been doing so for longer than any other provider, including ASQ. The IQF Certification exam is CD-based, which offers two advantages: the certification exam may be taken at your leisure (rather than at pre-determined times and locations), and it encourages the use of analytical software in developing your exam responses. In this way, the IQF Six Sigma certification testing is a quite a bit more realistic than certification exams which do not allow for the use of statistical software like Excel or Minitab. With only the use of a calculator, it’s quite difficult to have a realistic estimate of a Black Belt’s technical skills. The IQF exam tests your ability to solve real-world problems. (The IQF Bundle can be purchased from our catalog).

**Introduction to Six Sigma**- Definition of Six Sigma & its relation to Cost and Efficiency.
- Popularity and Application of Six Sigma
- Comparisons between typical TQM and Six Sigma Programs.
- Quiz
**How to Deploy Six Sigma**- Leadership responsibilities
- Resource allocation
- Data driven decision making
- Organizational metrics and dashboards
- Quiz
**Six Sigma Projects**- Project Focus
- Is it a Six Sigma Project?
- Customer Focused Projects
**Video: Customer Focus Overview**- Selecting Projects
**Video: Project Selection Using PM****Video: Consensus Criteria Method**- Estimating Project Benefits
- Overview of DMAIC methodology
- Project Reporting
- Quiz
**DEFINE Stage Tools & Objectives**- Define Stage Objectives
- Project Charter: Use and Development
- Work Breakdown Structure.
- Pareto Diagrams.
- Process Maps.
- SIPOC
- Matrix Diagrams
- Quiz
**DEFINE: Metrics & Deliverables**- Critical to Quality (CTQ) Metrics
- Throughput Yield (and comparison to traditional yield)
- Rolled Throughput Yield
**Video: Rolled Throughput Yield Calculations**- Normalized Yield
- DPMO: Use and Misuse
- Sigma Level
**Video: DPMO & Sigma Level Calculations**- Critical to Schedule (CTS) Metrics
- Cycle Time
- Process Cycle Efficiency
- Process Velocity
- Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
- Relation of CTQ and CTS Metrics to Critical to Cost (CTC) Metrics
- Quiz
**DEFINE: Project Financials**- Cost of Poor Quality
- Quantifying Project Benefits
- CTC Calculations.
- Quiz
**DEFINE: Project Scheduling**- Scheduling Project Activities & Events
- Gantt Chart
- Critical Path Analysis / Activity Network Diagram.
- PERT Analysis
- Quiz
**DEFINE: Change Management and Six Sigma Teams**- Problems with Change
- Achieving Buy-In
- Team Formation, Rules & Responsibilities
- Stages of Team Development
- Overcoming Problems
- Consensus Building
- Affinity Diagram
- Nominal Group Technique
- Prioritization Matrix
- Quiz
**Measure Stage Tools and Objectives**- Measure Stage Objectives
- Process Definition (Flowcharts, Process Maps, SIPOC)
- Metric Definition
- Establishing Process Baseline
- Enumerative vs. Analytic Statistics.
- Process Variation (Deming's Red Bead)
- Benefits of Control Charts.
- Requirements vs. Control (Tampering)
- Control Chart as Process Baseline Tool
- Quiz
**MEASURE: Probability & Distributions**- General Probability Rules.
- Distribution Use & Interpretation in MS Excel and Minitab
- Binomial Distribution
- Hypergeometric Distribution
- Poisson Distribution
- Normal Distribution
- LogNormal Distribution
- Exponential Distribution
- Weibull Distribution
- Probability Plots
- Goodness of Fit Tests
- Curve Fitting with Johnson Distributions
- Quiz
**MEASURE: X-Bar Charts**- Uses / Assumptions
**Video: Xbar Control Charts**- Construction & Calculations.
**Video: Xbar Charts in Mintab****Video: Xbar Calculations**- Assumptions
- Rational Subgroups
- Sampling Considerations.
- Interpretation (including Run Test Rules)
**Video: Run Tests-1****Video: Run Tests-2****Video: Run Tests-3****Video: Run Tests-4**- Quiz
**MEASURE: Individuals Data**- Uses, comparison with X-Bar chart
- Construction, calculations, assumptions, sampling considerations and interpretation:
- Run Charts
- Individual-X / Moving Range Charts
**Video: Individual-X Charts**- Moving Average Charts
- EWMA Charts.
- Quiz
**MEASURE: Process Capability**- Histograms Use and Misuse
- Probability Plots
- Goodness of Fit Tests
- Capability & Performance Indices (Relative to Process Control; Interpretation; Estimating Error)
**Video: Process Capability**- Quiz
**MEASURE: Attribute Charts**- Selection (P, U, Np, C Charts)
- Construction & Calculations
- Sampling Considerations
- Interpretation
**Video: Attribute Charts**- Quiz
**MEASURE: Short Run SPC**- Uses
- Calculations
- Nominals chart
- Stabilized Chart
- Quiz
**MEASURE: Measurement Systems Analysis**- Stability Studies
- Linearity Analysis
- R&R Analysis
- Range Method Calculations
- Interpretation
- Using Control Charts
**Video: Interpreting R&R Analysis**- Destructive Tests
- ANOVA Method
**Video: R&R Analysis with ANOVA**- Quiz
**Analyze Stage Tools & Objectives**- Analyze Stage Objectives
- Definition of Waste
- Analyzing Process for NVA
- Cycle Efficiencies
- Lead Time and Velocity
- Takt Time
- Methods to Increase Velocity
- Standardization
- Optimization
- Spaghetti Diagrams
- Level Loading
- When are Batches More Efficient?
- Setup Reductions
- Quiz
**ANALYZE: Sources of Variation**- Multi-vari Plots.
- Confidence Intervals on Means & Percents.
- Hypothesis Testing Method, Assumptions and Uses.
- Hypothesis Tests on Mean, Two Sample Means, Paired Samples.
- Hypothesis Tests on Variance, Two Sample Variances.
- Contingency tables.
- Power & Sample Size Considerations.
- Non-parametric Tests.
- Quiz
**ANALYZE: ANOVA**- Assumptions & Bartlett's Equality of Variance Test.
- One-way ANOVA in Excel & Minitab
- Two-way ANOVA in Excel & Minitab
- Multi-factor ANOVA in Excel & Minitab
- Tukey's HSD Test
- Quiz
**ANALYZE: Regression Analysis**- Cause & Effect Diagrams.
- Scatter Diagrams.
- Correlation, Stratification, Extrapolation
**Video: Scatter Diagrams**- Linear Regression Model
- Interpreting the ANOVA Table
**Video: Regression Analysis**- Confidence & Prediction Limits.
- Residuals Analysis.
- Overview of Multiple Regression Tools including Designed Experiments
- Quiz
**ANALYZE: Multiple Regression**- Multivariate Models.
- Interaction Plots.
- Interpreting ANOVA Tables.
- Model Considerations.
- Stepwise Regression.
- Residuals Analysis.
**Video: Regression Analysis in Excel****Video: Regression Analysis in Excel w Interactions**- Quiz
**ANALYZE: DOE Introduction**- Terminology
- DOE vs. Traditional Experiments
- DOE vs. Historical Data
- Design Planning
- Selecting Responses
- Selecting Factors and Levels
- Complete Factorials
- Fractional Factorials
- Aliasing
- Screening Designs
**Video: Design of Experiments Setup**- Quiz
**ANALYZE: DOE Analysis Fundamentals**- Estimating Effects and Coefficients
- Significance Plots
- Estimating Error & Lack of Fit
- Extending Designs
- Power of Design
- Tests for Surface Curvature
**Video: Design of Experiments Analysis**- Quiz
**ANALYZE: Design Selection**- Desirable Designs
- Performance: Balance, Orthogonality, Resolution
- Other Design Models
- Saturated Designs
- Plackett Burman Designs
- Johns 3/4 Designs
- Central Composite Designs
- Box Behnken Designs
- Taguchi Designs (mention)
- Quiz
**ANALYZE: Transformations**- Need for Transformations
- Non-Constant Variance
- Box-Cox Transforms
- Calculated Parameters
- Taguchi Signal to Noise Ratios
- Quiz
**Improve Stage Tools and Objectives**- Improve Stage Objectives
- Tools to Prioritize Improvement Opportunities
- Defining New Process Flow
- Lean Tools to reduce NVA and Achieve Flow
- 5S
- Level Loading
- Tools to Define & Mitigate Failure Modes
- PDPC
- FMECA
- Preventing Failures
- Reference to Tools for Defining New Process Levels
- Quiz
**IMPROVE: Response Surface Analysis**- Objectives
- Applications
- Sequential Technique
- Steepest Ascent
- Quiz
**IMPROVE: Ridge Analysis**- Graphical Method
- Analytical Method
- Overlaid Contours
- Desirability Function
- Quiz
**IMPROVE: Simulations**- Applications
- Examples
- Applying Probabilistic Estimates
- Quiz
**IMPROVE: Evolutionary Operation**- Methodology
- Example
- Risks & Advantages
- Quiz
**Control Stage Tools & Objectives**- Control Stage Objectives
- Methods of Control
- Control Plans
- Training
- Measuring Improvement
- Quiz
**CONTROL: Serial Correlation**- Applications
- Estimating Autocorrelation
- Interpreting Autocorrelation
- Batch Control Charts
- Quiz
**Design for Six Sigma Overview**- Methodology
- Tools for DFSS
- System, Parameter and Tolerance Designs
- Quiz
**Final Exam**

- Uses

By completing the online Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification course, students will be able to:

- Participate in the development of a successful Six Sigma / Lean Six Sigma program.
- Contribute to the definition of project selection criteria and develop project proposals to meet those criteria.
- Lead a Six Sigma project team, using the DMAIC problem solving methodology and team building skills.
- Apply and interpret basic and advanced Six Sigma tools, as necessary, for project definition, process baseline analysis, process improvement, and process control.
- Demonstrate sufficient expertise of the Black Belt Body of Knowledge on an appropriate certification exam.

**LSS Black Belt Training Prerequisites:** Black Belt candidates generally have college degrees in industry-related fields, including business, engineering, or sciences. They are comfortable using mathematics, are experienced problem solvers, have college-level reading comprehension skills, and are proficient in using Windows-based computer software, including MS Office and general statistical software. A Green Belt certification is not required.

Contact us for further information about our online LSS Black Belt training course.