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What You Will Learn

Comprehensive and challenging training that builds successful practitioners.

BMGI :: Comprehensive and challenging training that builds successful practitioners. Black Belts are a critical component of every Lean Six Sigma program. They are change agents and leaders, project managers and problem solvers. Often the best and the brightest employees of an organization, Black Belts work full-time to solve chronic problems that plague company performance. Because they can have such a profound impact on a deployment and ultimately drive a company’s success, it is critical that Black Belts receive comprehensive and challenging training.

Program Description

BMGI’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program is focused on building competent, data-driven practitioners who have the skills to execute complex projects and lead organizational change. This program has a dual focus on Lean and Six Sigma, giving students the critical knowledge to lead a variety of project types. The combination of waste-reducing Lean tools with statistically-sound Six Sigma techniques gives students the ability to drive organizational change effectively and ensure both quick wins and long-term, high-yield success.

Students are provided with a thorough education, including how to select the right approach for a given project, and how to properly define, scope, lead and execute projects. The course also includes change leadership skills training, giving students the added edge they need to effectively manage, support and motivate teams to achieve their desired goals.

BMGI combines lectures with experiential learning exercises to maximize student comprehension. Throughout training, each candidate works on an actual business issue and applies the skills taught in the classroom to this real-world project. The program is technically challenging to ensure that all graduates learn how to implement solutions that produce financial results.

Program Length

5 weeks (1 full week each month for 5 months), 180 hours of instruction

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How You Will Learn

Program Highlights

  • BMGI’s instructors are regarded as some of the best Lean Six Sigma jtrainers in the world. These Master Black Belts have an average of ten years experience leading successful Lean Six Sigma projects inside major corporations.
  • Unlike other Black Belt training programs, BMGI dedicates multiple jdays to the project scoping and project definition phases of Lean Six Sigma. The program also includes Change Leadership training to develop the student’s leadership skills when working with Lean Six Sigma project teams.
  • This program was designed by the same experts behind jThe Complete Idiot’s Guide to Lean Six Sigma (AlphaBooks, 2007), a top seller in the industry that explains Lean Six Sigma concepts in a comprehensible and accessible way.

Program Agenda:

Week 1: Define Phase
  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean Six Sigma Roles & Responsibilities
  • Methodologies
  • LSS Concepts & Metrics
  • Introduction to Change Leadership
  • Simulation
  • Project Charters
  • Basic Statistics
  • Intro to Minitab
  • Define As Is - Review
Week 2: Measure Phase
  • Project Review
  • Introduction to Measure & DMAIC Review
  • Process Flow Diagrams
  • Eight Elements of Waste
  • Identification of Value
  • Define As Is State
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Stability Analysis
  • Capability Analysis
  • Simulation
Week 3: Analyze Phase
  • Analyze Phase Roadmap
  • C&E Matrix
  • FMEA
  • Flow
  • Graphical Techniques
  • Correlation/Linear Regression
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Sigma Testing
  • Means Testing
  • Proportions Testing
  • Contingency Tables
  • Sample Size Selection
  • One Way ANOVA
  • Project Review
Week 4: Improve Phase
  • Project Review
  • Improve Phase Roadmap
  • Generate and Evaluate Possible Solutions
  • Future State Value Stream Map
  • DOE Introduction
  • Full Factorials
  • 2K Factorial Experiments
  • Simulation Demonstrations
  • Fractional Factorials
  • Randomized Block Design
  • Catapult Exercise
  • Attribute DOE
  • ntro to Logistic Regression
  • Kanban
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Implementation Planning
Week 5: Control Phase
  • Project Review
  • Advanced Regression
  • DOE Review
  • Multiple Regression
  • Response Surface Design
  • EVOP / PLEX (
  • Introduction to Control
  • Black Belt as Pioneers
  • Control Methods
  • Project Closure Process
  • Introduction to SPC
  • Variable SPC Techniques
  • Attribute SPC
  • BMGI’s Wizard