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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training

Programmes in London, Birmingham and In house

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Trainingprogramme enables students to become effective Lean Six Sigma Black Belts capable of leading projects that achieve dramatic performance improvement. The programme is taught in 18 intensive days spread across 6 months, and covers Lean Six Sigma methods and tools in detail.

It is rigorous, thorough and demanding and is not a "shortcut" to becoming a Certified Black Belt. Students are able to apply what they learn to a real project during the training while being supported by one of SigmaPro's experienced international Master Black Belts. This approach enhances learning and ensures an early return on the training investment.

 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training - Anders"The instruction and materials were outstanding. I would highly recommend this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course to anyone interested in developing a proper understanding of Lean Six Sigma methodologies"

Anders Bjoerling, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

The Programme follows the DMAIC model and includes how to tackle both Lean (waste elimination) and Six Sigma (variability reduction) projects. It includes a comprehensive toolkit developed from the original Motorola model.

As a SigmaPro Lean Six Sigma Black Belt you will learn how to:

  • Successfully introduce Lean Six Sigma into your organisation
  • Identify and launch business improvement projects
  • Operate cross functionally and engage all areas in the improvement process
  • Use state of the art tools and methods to achieve sustainable improvement
  • Influence stakeholders to effectively manage the change process
  • Mentor and coach team members to ensure projects are successful

SigmaPro UK Public Training overview

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The course consists of 60 modules, taught over 18 days spread across 6 months. It covers the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools in detail. The programme is rigorous and demanding and is not a "fast track" or "shortcut" to becoming a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Students are able to apply what they learn to a real project within their own organisations during the training while being supported throughout the programme by one of SigmaPro's experienced international Master Black Belts. This approach enhances learning and ensures an early return on the training investment.

 

Target Group

  • Black Belts should be outstanding individuals with the drive to deliver breakthrough results. They should possess the potential to quickly develop an understanding of the processes to be improved and the tools required.  As well as having good communication and leadership skills.
  • Black Belts must have the capability to develop effective teams. They will be self motivated and always strive for excellence.
  • The programme assumes no prior knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, but good technical skills are an advantage, as some of the teaching includes statistical analysis.
  • This intensive programme is designed for anyone who has been tasked with delivering improvement projects within their organisation, or those who need an in depth understanding of the tools and methods involved in Lean Six Sigma.

Programme content:

 

Launching your project

- Use state of the art methods and tools to plan an improvement project

- Lead and motivate improvement teams

- Identify and manage organisation stakeholders during the project

- Analyse the Voice of the Customer to determine what customers really want


Measuring and modelling processes

- Ensure measurement data is valid to pinpoint process weaknesses with confidence

- Use Value Stream Mapping to understand processes and identify improvement opportunities

- Decide project data required and plan out data collection

- Measure process performance and establish baseline capability

 

Data analysis and waste identification

- Identify waste in processes to drive efficiency improvements

- Decide when and how to take short term improvement actions

- Use hypothesis testing and statistical methods to decide where to focus improvement effort for best results

 

Process improvement and optimisation

- Generate new ideas using a structured approach to creativity

- Utilise design of experiments to truly optimise a process

- Use pilots and trials to evaluate new ideas

- Use process simulation and MonteCarlo analysis to examine alternative solutions

 

Controlling and sustaining the gains

- Plan out a control strategy to sustain the gains

- Use structured methods to identify and reduce risk

- Employ change management techniques to overcome resistance.

- Introduce Kaizen to ensure process improvement continues

 

Software

- Analyse data easily with just a few mouse clicks using Minitab™ 16.

- Effectively utilise leading software tools such as SigmaWorks™ & ProcessModel™

Upon successful course completion students will receive a certificate of training competence. After completion of two projects and passing a short exam, students may apply to become a SigmaPro-Certified Black Belt™. SigmaPro certification is globally recognised as evidence of achieving the standard required of an effective Black Belt.