Trends, change, strategy, bottom line – these are just some of the factors that govern and have the power to make or break today’s organizations. To be successful, leaders need to consider new – and often confronting – ways of thinking, exercising judgement to make decisions and motivate others.
A Master Black Belt has the “Expert” skills, desire and leadership ability to train and coach Yellow, Green and Black Belt’s in Lean Six Sigma principles and to guide senior management in implementing organization-wide continuous improvement.
You will emerge from this training program with exceptional skills to use the full array of Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques, statistical and quantitative methods as well as change leadership across all functions and levels in your organization. An Expert in process variability reduction (DMAIC), process waste reduction (LEAN) and growth through innovation (DFSS) principles.
As part of the certification criteria, a Master Black Belt candidate will be required to submit a guided audit of two projects which evidence the use of tools and techniques associated with Lean Six Sigma and the DMAIC roadmap.
Continuous Improvement is not a destination but a journey. Accordingly, the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training and Certification is designed to be a transformative experience within a life-long leadership and learning journey with close, structured contact during the course and looser networked contact thereafter.
Upon receiving Master Black Belt Certification you become a full member of the Game Change alumni community, which is open only to Certified Game Change Master Black Belts.
This elite worldwide network, in around 24 countries, many with very active leadership roles is committed to providing enhanced expertise, professional networks, tools, and solutions to support continuous improvement professionals.
As part of the alumni community, you benefit from lifelong networking and professional development opportunities including regional events, refresher programmes, exclusive access to quality knowledge, solutions and resources to solve challenges, skill development to advance your career and reduced rates for all Game Change learning programmes.
How you benefit:
- Gain global insights. Through real case studies and explorations, your assumptions are challenged and you gain new perspectives.
- Develop consultancy and leadership skills to manage the full Lean Six Sigma project life-cycle from planning and scoping through to implementation
- Learn how to influence organizational “buy-in”
- Frameworks to activate teams. Learn frameworks for inspiring people and motivating them to perform better.
- Achieve greater confidence. Develop confidence in your knowledge by testing your assumptions and making them more robust
- Develop leadership ability to train and coach Yellow, Green and Black Belt’s in Lean Six Sigma principles
- On-going personal and professional development. Master Black Belt Certified in process variability reduction (DMAIC), process waste reduction (LEAN) and growth through innovation (DFSS) principles with the added benefits of joining the Game Change alumni community
Master Black Belt Training and Certification is designed for certified Black Belt’s seeking the full perspective needed to lead continuous improvement and change initiatives by developing their strategic understanding, organizational wisdom and technical capabilities.
This programme will benefit continuous improvement professionals in the position of leading strategic change initiatives in their organizations, who are typically in middle to upper-middle management with at least eight years’ experience and responsible for teams, units or larger business divisions. It is also relevant for individuals preparing to transition into such roles.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate either with Game Change or another bonafide training provider
(evidence required during registration process).
Exam and Certification
Exam: 75 Questions
Duration: 120 min.
Pass Mark: 70%
- Achieve 70% pass mark in the Master Black Belt multiple choice final exam
- Submit 2 completed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Projects. Pass Mark: 70%
The Master Black Belt programme is now offered in a blended format, giving you the flexibility to learn virtually from anywhere in the world, as well as a classroom venue.
Delivered over 20 weeks that combines instructor-led virtual and in-person classroom sessions, video lectures, real-life examples, discussions and quizzes to bring the key concepts to life. Each week of content follows a very clear path to facilitate learning for busy professionals. Our learning platform allows participants to learn at their own pace during each week, by viewing the content, completing assignments and engaging in discussions, taking on average 4-6 hours per week to complete.
The course provides a ready-made support network via our online learning platform where you can get in touch with course instructors and fellow participants facing similar challenges.
The online material allows you to complete a significant portion of work flexibly – at your own pace, wherever you might be. Preparation completed online is then pulled into Live Virtual sessions, helping you make the most out of your time in class to apply the learning and to ensure you fully understand the topics.
- Purpose built instructional videos recorded in our media studio
- Interactive exercises and quizzes
- Cases, readings and additional resources
- Online discussions, guided by Master Black Belt’s and teaching assistants
As a course participant, you will complete approximately 60 hours of online material supported by virtual instructor led sessions. We have split each block of preparation into manageable chunks of time.
Throughout the online preparation modules, there are discussion points which will be drawn upon during the virtual classroom sessions, ensuring a direct connection between learning online and in the classroom.
There are 4 live Instructor-led Virtual Sessions, 6 hours duration each.
Like the other participants, you will bring your experiences to the classroom for in-depth and stimulating learning sessions with your fellow participants and course instructors, you will take a collaborative approach to the subject matter allowing you to;
- Expand your networking opportunities through specially designed virtual sessions
- Engage in small group discussions focused on your change initiative
- Develop your personalized change agenda facilitated by experienced coaches
- Master Black Belt instructor’s challenge your ideas
This course will enable you to build a solid understanding of what Continuous Improvement is, and ultimately develop the needed strategic response relevant to your organization.
As part of the certification criteria a Master Black Belt candidate will be required to submit a guided audit of two Black Belt projects which evidence the use of tools and techniques associated with Lean Six Sigma and the DMAIC roadmap. Course Instructor led Remote Coaching is available to all participants for the duration of the course to assist with final project submissions prior to attending the final exam.
The breadth of topics covered in your core modules will give you the confidence to a clear set of priorities to create an action plan that can be used immediately upon your return to work.
Curriculum and Course Format
1.0 INTRODUCTION TO LEAN SIX SIGMA
Recognize why organizations use lean and six sigma, how they apply its philosophy and goals, and the origins and how non-value add activities and process inputs and outputs impact the larger organization.
Understand Lean and Six Sigma key principles and foundation and the DMAIC process management roadmap.
1.01 Lean Six Sigma Overview
1.02 Six Sigma DMAIC Overview
1.03 Process Variation
1.04 Six Sigma and Organizational Goals
1.05 The DMAIC Process Management Roadmap
1.06 Belt Structure for Skills Development
1.07 Introduction to Lean
1.08 The Origin of Lean
1.09 Value-add and Non-value-add Activities
1.10 Lean Mindset and Thinking
1.11 Integration of Lean and Six Sigma to drive
On- Time, On-Quality and On Cost performance
Define the scope and goals of the improvement project in terms of customer and/or business requirements, the process that delivers these requirements and stakeholder needs.
2.1 Project Charter
2.2 Understand Voice of Customer (VOC)
2.3 Define the Process – “SIPOC” Thinking
2.4 Stakeholder Analysis
Map the AS IS process and measure, understand and baseline the current performance of the process through a set of relevant and robust measures.
3.1 Process Analysis
3.2 Collecting and Summarizing Data
3.3 Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
3.4 Process Capability
Analyze the gap between the current and desired performance, prioritise problems, process risk and identify root causes and understand / statistically verify their effect on process performance.
4.1 Sources of Process Variation
4.2 Cause and Effect Analysis
4.3 Process Waste Analysis
4.4 Takt Time and Bottleneck Analysis
4.5 Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
4.6 Measuring and Modeling Variable Relationships
Generate, select and implement improvement solutions to fix the problems and prevent them from re-occurring so that the required performance goals are met.
5.1 Generate Potential Solutions
5.2 Select the Best Solutions
5.3 Process Waste Elimination
5.4 Cycle Time Reduction
5.5 Implementation Planning
5.6 Dealing with Resistance to Change
Implement the improved process / solutions in a way that sustains and “holds the gains “.
6.1 Statistical Process Control (SPC)
6.2 Visual Management
6.3 Sustain the Gains
6.4 How to close a project
Quizzes Segmented and embedded during and at the end of each DMAIC Phase
Final Exam Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
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