Six Sigma Black Belt Online training

Course Overview

This instructor-supported course is 145 hours long, and you have access to the materials for 365 days.

Relevance is critical to understanding the materials! When you enroll in the course, you select the version of statistical software you plan to use, and you also have other industry options to choose from (see Course Options section below).

Learning Objectives

The objective of this course is to develop a comprehensive set of skills that will allow you to function effectively as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

You will learn the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt body of knowledge, practice techniques for both quantitative and non-quantitative analysis, and gain the team leadership skills necessary to get projects across the goal line.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Communicate using Lean Six Sigma concepts.
  • Think about your organization as a collection of processes, with inputs that determine the output.
  • Relate Lean Six Sigma concepts to the overall business mission and objectives.
  • Use the concept of a Sigma Level to evaluate the capability of a process or organization.
  • Understand and apply the five step DMAIC model as a framework to organize process improvement activity.
  • Employ a wide range of process improvement techniques, including Design of Experiments, within the DMAIC model.
  • Recognize the organizational factors that are necessary groundwork for a successful Lean Six Sigma effort.
  • Employ your Six Sigma skills to lead a successful process improvement project delivering meaningful results to the organization.

To successfully complete this course, you must review all of the lessons and complete all of the quiz modules. InnovationTECH will provide you with a Certificate of Training Completion. By completing this course, you will earn CEUs or PDUs of credit.

Course Structure

This course consists of twelve sessions, each of which is a collection of related lessons.

Individual lessons also include simulations, toolsets and interactive practice exercises. Each session ends with an interactive quiz to test your knowledge.

The course is presented in a logical sequence to follow the Six Sigma DMAIC improvement process. We believe that you will learn most efficiently by following the sequence presented.

In particular, the first session presents an overview of Six Sigma, which will be helpful to put the remaining sessions in proper context.

On every page, you have access to a variety of helpful learning tools, from an online encyclopedia to a notes tab to support links. You can use the course navigation map to move through the course in a linear fashion or you can skip around and explore topics as you see fit.

Efficient, Informative and Accessible

  • All course content is presented online, in an on-demand format. To begin, you simply log onto the learning portal.
  • You will learn the DMAIC methodology through numerous case studies and examples drawn from Service, Business Process, and Manufacturing applications.
  • Coursework includes Lean enterprise topics such as value stream mapping, continuous flow, line balancing, and others.
  • With a heavy practice orientation, as much as 1/2 of your time will be spent working through interactive practice exercises and online assessments.
  • Green Belt is NOT a prerequisite.
  • You have 365 days to complete this course.

Is This Right For You?

The Black Belt is the heart of the Lean Six Sigma operation. As a Black Belt, you can lead any team across the organization in executing process improvement projects. You may also conduct Lean Six Sigma training and act as coaches and mentors to other Belts-in-training.

If your personal and career goal is to master this skill set and improve your value as an employee and organizational leader, then you should earn your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Online training through InnovationTECH is:

  • Flexible: This course is presented in a logical, DMAIC format, but the sessions are modular, so you can explore the material as, how, and when you like.
  • Accessible: Online training is available to you wherever you have an Internet connection and a browser.
  • Responsive: The quizzes provide immediate feedback. The practice-based interactive exercise will engage your interest and help you to remember the material.
  • Affordable: e-Learning has a far lower cost than classroom training. You have no travel expenses and don’t miss valuable days at work.
  • Meaningful: As proof of your expertise, you will receive a certificate of completion and CEUs or PDUs of credit.


Course Outline


Session 1: Introduction To Lean Six Sigma

  • Introduction
  • Higher Standards for Higher Performance
  • Input Determines Output
  • Lean Six Sigma Defined
  • What’s In a Name?
  • The 5 Lean Principles
  • The 8 Forms of Waste
  • Success Stories
  • The Sigma Level
  • The 99.9% Problem
  • DNA of a Champion
  • Lean Six Sigma Framework
  • DMAIC – The Lean Six Sigma Improvement Process
  • Lean and DMAIC
  • Thought Process Mapping – Toolset
  • Organizing for Success
  • Working Relationships
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Introduction to EngineRoom®
  • Exercises and Quiz

   Session 2: Define I – Starting A Project and Leading Teams

  • Getting Started – Project Initiation
  • Balanced Scorecard Toolset
  • Project Selection Toolset
  • Project Charter Toolset
  • Project Planning & Tracking Toolset
  • Leadership Thinking
  • Robot Leadership
  • Fueling The Improvement Engine
  • Leadership Characteristics
  • Practice, Study and Reflection – Learning by Modeling
  • Leading Teams
  • Developing an Effective Team
  • Improving Team Development
  • 4 Conversations Toolset
  • Leading Change
  • Leading Change – Continued
  • Success Factors For Effective Change Management
  • Stakeholder Analysis – RACI Matrix
  • Leadership Reflection
  • Exercises and Quiz


Session 3: Define II – Voice of the Customer

  • Voice of The Customer
  • Focus on The Customer
  • Understanding Customer Requirements
  • Where to Go For Customer Requirements
  • Conducting Surveys
  • Survey Considerations
  • Surveys – Sampling Frame
  • Structuring Survey Questions
  • The Degree of Uncertainty in Sampling
  • Guideline for Margin of Error
  • Affinity Diagram Toolset
  • CTQC Tree Diagram Toolset
  • Operational Definition Toolset
  • Voice Of The Customer As Specifications
  • QFD Toolset
  • Exercises and Quiz


Session 4: Define III – Mapping the Process

  • Drawing a Process Picture
  • Process Thinking
  • The Source of Value
  • Value Stream Leverage
  • Process Mapping – Overview
  • Process Mapping (SIPOC) Toolset
  • Flow Charts
  • Value-Added Flow Charts
  • Spaghetti Charts
  • Takt Time
  • Value Stream Mapping Toolset
  • Define Tollgate – Progress Review
  • Exercises and Quiz


Session 5: Measure I – Measurements and Basic Statistics

  • Measurements and Basic Statistics
  • Business Problem Solving
  • Basic Statistical Terms
  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  • Measurements
  • Discrete vs. Continuous Measurements
  • Measurement Subjects
  • Graphical Summaries
  • Pareto Chart Toolset
  • Histogram Toolset
  • Understanding Variation
  • Measuring Central Tendency
  • Quantifying Process Variability
  • The Normal Distribution
  • Exercises and Quiz


Session 6: Measure II – Measurement System Analysis

  • Measurement System Analysis – Introduction
  • Measurement As A Process
  • Cause & Effect Matrix Toolset
  • The Analysis of Measurement Systems
  • The Requirements of Measurement Systems
  • Variable MSA – Gauge R & R
  • MSA – Graphing
  • Attribute Measurement System Analysis
  • Calibration of Measurement Systems
  • Collecting Data
  • Developing a Sampling Plan
  • Baseline Performance
  • Derivative Performance Metrics – Throughput Yield
  • Derivative Performance Metrics – Rolled Throughput Yield
  • Calculating the Sigma Level – Toolset
  • Exercises and Quiz


Session 7: Measure III – Charting Process Behavior

  • Introduction – Charting Process Behavior
  • Trend Chart Toolset
  • SPC – Introduction and Background
  • SPC – Introduction to Control Charts
  • SPC – Control Chart Limits
  • SPC – More On Control Limits
  • Implementing SPC
  • SPC Chart Selection
  • Rational Subgrouping Toolset
  • X and Moving Range Charts – Toolset
  • Attribute Control Chart Toolset
  • X-bar and R Chart Toolset
  • Process Capability Toolset
  • The Sigma Level Revisited
  • Measure Tollgate – Progress Review
  • Exercises and Quiz


Session 8: Analyze I – Identifying Potential Root Causes

  • ANALYZE I – Introduction
  • Finding The Root Cause
  • Cause & Effect Diagram Toolset
  • Alternative To The Cause & Effect Diagram
  • 5-Why, 1-How
  • A Combination of 5-Why, Pareto, and Trend Charts
  • Box Plots Toolset
  • Scatter Plot Toolset
  • Correlation and Regression Analysis
  • Multiple Regression Toolset
  • Binary Logistic Regression Toolset
  • Factors In Determining Sample Size
  • Estimating Population Mean
  • Exercises and Quiz


Session 9: Analyze II – Hypothesis Testing

  • ANALYZE II – Introduction
  • Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
  • The Process On Trial
  • The Hypothesis – Accept or Reject?
  • Types of Error
  • Power Analysis
  • Power Analysis – Factors
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Treatment Comparisons – Control Charts
  • Comparing One Proportion to a Standard
  • Comparing Two Proportions – Z-test Toolset
  • Comparing Multiple Proportions – Chi-Square
  • Comparing One Mean to a Standard – t-test
  • Comparing Two Means – t-test Toolset
  • Comparing Multiple Means – ANOVA /F-test Toolset
  • Confidence Intervals – Least Significant Difference
  • Comparing One Variance to a Std. – Chi-Square
  • Comparing Two Variances – F-test Toolset
  • Parametric vs. Non Parametric Tests
  • Non Parametric Toolset
  • Hypothesis Testing Learning Lab
  • Exercises and Quiz


Session 10: Analyze III – Design of Experiments

  • Design of Experiments – Introduction
  • Design of Experiments – History
  • Design of Experiments – Components
  • Design of Experiments – Principles
  • Design of Experiments – Purpose
  • Design of Experiments – Process
  • Design of Experiments – Guidelines
  • Selecting the Right Design
  • Blocking
  • Blocking and Tackling
  • Faster Deliveries Through Experimentation
  • Beyond One-Factor Experiments
  • Two Level Full Factorial Toolset
  • Two Level Fractional Factorial Toolset
  • General Factorial Toolset
  • DOE Power and Sample Size
  • Designing An Experiment To Save The Kingdom
  • Better Pizza Through Design of Experiments
  • Designing Experiments to Sell More Coffee
  • Additional Subjects
  • Analyze Tollgate – Progress Review
  • Design of Experiments Exercises and Quiz

Session 11: Improve

  • Improve
  • Design for Lean Six Sigma (DFSS)
  • Benchmarking
  • Brainstorming
  • Narrowing Down The List of Ideas
  • FMEA Toolset
  • Error-proofing
  • Prioritizing and Selecting a Solution
  • The A3 One-Page Report
  • Continuous Flow Toolset
  • Quick Changeover Toolset
  • Cellular Processing Toolset
  • Balancing Capacity with Demand
  • The Theory of Constraints (TOC) Toolset
  • Pull System Overview
  • Pull Scheduling
  • Pull Systems
  • Core Process Pull Toolset
  • Kaizen Toolset
  • Corrective Action Matrix
  • Piloting a Solution
  • System Dynamics Toolset
  • Improve Tollgate – Progress Review
  • Exercises and Quiz



Session 12: Control

  • Control
  • Control Charts Revisited
  • The Process Control Plan
  • More On FMEA
  • Visual Control
  • 5-S Approach
  • CHECK Process
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • TPM Objectives & Benefits
  • TPM Metrics
  • TPM Core Elements
  • TPM Maintenance Activities
  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  • Standardized Work – Documenting Process Changes
  • Ending the Project
  • Control Tollgate – Progress Review
  • Exercises and Quiz
  • Course Completion
  • The Lean Six Sigma Journey




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InnovationTECH AB

Stefan Aase

0706-56 66 65

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