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What You Will Learn

This course develops Lean Six Sigma (LSS) green belts into black belts who can solve more challenging problems and lead improvement teams across a wider spectrum of processes. Unlike less rigorous courses, this course requires green belts to pass three exams and complete a workplace project before they’re certified as black belts. Qualifying projects remove sources of substandard quality, streamline processes or otherwise significantly reduce costs or increase revenues.

A differentiating aspect of this course is the inclusion of creative-thinking modules that can be used when out-of-the-box solutions are needed. These creative techniques can dislodge a team’s thinking when members are mired in their own assumptions and familiarity with their own processes site.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belts play a key role in the success of every Lean Six Sigma initiative. Not only do they contribute significantly to the program’s bottom line, their commitment to process improvement serves as a positive example for everyone else. As a Black Belt, you must possess the skills to lead projects outside your functional area, and to solve more complex business issues than Green Belts. If you’re a Green Belt looking for more involvement with your company’s improvement efforts, you can quickly gain the knowledge and experience you need with BMGI India’s Green Belt to Black Belt Upgrade program. This streamlined course is designed to get Green Belt participants up to speed as Black Belts quickly and cost-effectively.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply such Lean concepts as 5S, waste reduction, process mapping, value stream mapping and mistake proofing
  • Define, scope and execute DMAIC projects and Kaizen events
  • Apply a variety of DMAIC tools to business issues and transition projects from phase to phase
  • Apply basic and more advanced statistical analyses to determine the relationship between key inputs and process outputs
  • Effectively manage team dynamics and understand how to work with multiple levels of leadership to remove barriers and achieve project success
  • Close projects and hand over control to process owners
  • Present projects to instructors, peers and managers

How You Will Learn

This course is offered in classroom and online formats.

The classroom version of this course transfers needed knowledge and skills to students via interactive lecture, group exercises, process and tool simulations, individual exercises and the application of learning to a real improvement project in the workplace.

In the classroom, BMGI expert consultants are interesting and engaging, transferring knowledge from their extensive industry experience and thorough set of course content. Instructors also vigorously challenge students to stretch themselves, and support them in this regard, so they can extract the most value from the experience.

The duration of this course is purposefully spread out over a three-month time frame because the scope and depth of learning is extensive. Also, this gives future black belts the time they need to achieve certification by finishing all assignments, passing comprehensive exams and completing a successful improvement project.

Course Length: 3 weeks (1 full week each month for 3 months) 108 hours of instruction.

The online version of this course is delivered through BMGI’s interactive, flash-based eLearning system—complete with engaging visual content, simulations, real-world case studies and progressive learning stages that are toll-gated with quizzes and comprehensive exams.

Students master the learning modules at their own pace and in their own time, supported by expert BMGI instructors who rely on their extensive experience in multiple industries to reinforce key concepts and skills.

BMGI’s online instructors also support students through the stages and activities required to finish all their assignments, pass all three exams, complete an improvement project and become officially black belt certified.

There is no limit to the individualized mentoring support you can receive from BMGI instructors via any mode of communication you desire: email, text message or phone. The online course is designed to fully accommodate your time schedule and preferences.

Course Length: 108 hours of self-paced study and application (Typically over a 12-week period, but 12 months is allowed)