Lean Six Sigma Black Belt IASSC (LSSBB)® Body of Knowledge

Duration
06 Days + Examination Day

CPD
Equivalent to 48 hrs.

Rewards Points
500 Points

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The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt™ (ICBB™) is a professional who is well versed in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology, who leads complex improvement projects, typically in a full-time capacity. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Method including a high-level of competence in the subject matters contained within the phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) as defined by the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge™. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt understands how to implement, perform, interpret and apply Lean Six Sigma at an advanced level of proficiency.

 

Key Features of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training

  • Interactive instructor-led Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification training
  • Highly Qualified, Certified, and Accredited trainers from IASSC
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course accredited by IASSC
  • Study Guide created by subject matter experts
  • Interaction with co-participants from diverse backgrounds
  • 94% pass success rate
  • Case Studies which are Industry drivenMock tests provided
  • Participate in Retrospective Sessions
 
  • This is a 7-day (56hr) learning event
  • Start/Finish Times: 09:00am – 17:00pm
  • Ideal for people working in the Quality Management domain. Ex- Quality System Managers, Engineers, Supervisors, Analysts, Auditors, Green Belts, Yellow Belts etc.
 

Admissions Pre-Requisites:

  • Each participant brings a laptop with any version of Minitab software installed.
  • Knowledge of Ms-Excel
  • Very good command of English

Black Belt Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge

The IASSC Black Belt Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge is an assembly of a comprehensive set of topics and subject matters that are intended to be representations of the universally and commonly accepted, minimum competencies and core proficiencies requisite of Lean Six Sigma Black Belts.

This well-established IASSC Standard is diversely recognized as a relevant and practical version of the knowledge expectations of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. It consists of the primary sections of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control, which are each broken down into sub-categories consisting of individual subject matter topics.

This respected IASSC Standard is an interwoven element to both IASSC Accreditations and IASSC Certifications. IASSC endeavors to ensure that Lean Six Sigma providers and institutions seeking IASSC Accreditation adequately demonstrated their alignment to the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge. IASSC Certification Exams are constructed based upon the topics within the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge. Through proctored examination, candidates are expected to demonstrate that they have an adequate level of competence in the topics defined within the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.

IASSC Universally Accepted Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge for Black Belts

1.0 Define Phase

1.1 The Basics of Six Sigma
1.1.1 Meanings of Six Sigma
1.1.2 General History of Six Sigma & Continuous Improvement
1.1.3 Deliverables of a Lean Six Sigma Project
1.1.4 The Problem Solving Strategy Y = f(x)
1.1.5 Voice of the Customer, Business and Employee
1.1.6 Six Sigma Roles & Responsibilities

1.2 The Fundamentals of Six Sigma
1.2.1 Defining a Process
1.2.2 Critical to Quality Characteristics (CTQ’s)
1.2.3 Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
1.2.4 Pareto Analysis (80:20 rule)
1.2.5 Basic Six Sigma Metrics
a. including DPU, DPMO, FTY, RTY Cycle Time; deriving these metrics

1.3 Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects
1.3.1 Building a Business Case & Project Charter
1.3.2 Developing Project Metrics
1.3.3 Financial Evaluation & Benefits Capture

1.4 The Lean Enterprise
1.4.1 Understanding Lean
1.4.2 The History of Lean
1.4.3 Lean & Six Sigma
1.4.4 The Seven Elements of Waste
a. Overproduction, Correction, Inventory, Motion, Overprocessing, Conveyance, Waiting.
1.4.5 5S
a. Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Self-Discipline

2.0 Measure Phase

2.1 Process Definition
2.1.1 Cause & Effect / Fishbone Diagrams
2.1.2 Process Mapping, SIPOC, Value Stream Map
2.1.3 X-Y Diagram
2.1.4 Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)

2.2 Six Sigma Statistics
2.2.1 Basic Statistics
2.2.2 Descriptive Statistics
2.2.3 Normal Distributions & Normality
2.2.4 Graphical Analysis

2.3 Measurement System Analysis
2.3.1 Precision & Accuracy
2.3.2 Bias, Linearity & Stability
2.3.3 Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility
2.3.4 Variable & Attribute MSA

2.4 Process Capability
2.4.1 Capability Analysis
2.4.2 Concept of Stability
2.4.3 Attribute & Discrete Capability
2.4.4 Monitoring Techniques

3.0 Analyze Phase

3.1 Patterns of Variation
3.1.1 Multi-Vari Analysis
3.1.2 Classes of Distributions

3.2 Inferential Statistics
3.2.1 Understanding Inference
3.2.2 Sampling Techniques & Uses
3.2.3 Central Limit Theorem

3.3 Hypothesis Testing
3.3.1 General Concepts & Goals of Hypothesis Testing
3.3.2 Significance; Practical vs. Statistical
3.3.3 Risk; Alpha & Beta
3.3.4 Types of Hypothesis Test

3.4 Hypothesis Testing with Normal Data
3.4.1 1 & 2 sample t-tests
3.4.2 1 sample variance
3.4.3 One Way ANOVA
a. Including Tests of Equal Variance, Normality Testing and Sample Size calculation, performing tests and interpreting results.

3.5 Hypothesis Testing with Non-Normal Data
3.5.1 Mann-Whitney
3.5.2 Kruskal-Wallis
3.5.3 Mood’s Median
3.5.4 Friedman
3.5.5 1 Sample Sign
3.5.6 1 Sample Wilcoxon
3.5.7 One and Two Sample Proportion
3.5.8 Chi-Squared (Contingency Tables)
a. Including Tests of Equal Variance, Normality Testing and Sample Size calculation, performing tests and interpreting results.

4.0 Improve Phase

4.1 Simple Linear Regression
4.1.1 Correlation
4.1.2 Regression Equations
4.1.3 Residuals Analysis

4.2 Multiple Regression Analysis
4.2.1 Non- Linear Regression
4.2.2 Multiple Linear Regression
4.2.3 Confidence & Prediction Intervals
4.2.4 Residuals Analysis
4.2.5 Data Transformation, Box Cox

4.3 Designed Experiments
4.3.1 Experiment Objectives
4.3.2 Experimental Methods
4.3.3 Experiment Design Considerations

4.4 Full Factorial Experiments
4.4.1 2k Full Factorial Designs
4.4.2 Linear & Quadratic Mathematical Models
4.4.3 Balanced & Orthogonal Designs
4.4.4 Fit, Diagnose Model and Center Points

4.5 Fractional Factorial Experiments
4.5.1 Designs
4.5.2 Confounding Effects
4.5.3 Experimental Resolution

5.0 Control Phase

5.1 Lean Controls
5.1.1 Control Methods for 5S
5.1.2 Kanban
5.1.3 Poka-Yoke (Mistake Proofing)

5.2 Statistical Process Control (SPC)
5.2.1 Data Collection for SPC
5.2.2 I-MR Chart
5.2.3 Xbar-R Chart
5.2.4 U Chart
5.2.5 P Chart
5.2.6 NP Chart
5.2.7 Xbar-S Chart
5.2.8 CuSum Chart
5.2.9 EWMA Chart
5.2.10 Control Methods
5.2.11 Control Chart Anatomy
5.2.12 Subgroups, Impact of Variation, Frequency of Sampling
5.2.13 Center Line & Control Limit Calculations

5.3 Six Sigma Control Plans
5.3.1 Cost Benefit Analysis
5.3.2 Elements of the Control Plan
5.3.3 Elements of the Response Plan


Black Belt Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge

The IASSC Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge™ and IASSC Certification Exams™ target the incorporation of the Bloom’s Taxonomy – Revised (2001) model. IASSC™ aims to define Cognitive level benchmarks for Black Belt, Green Belt and Yellow Belt subject matter items within each corresponding Body of Knowledge. IASSC Certified Black Belt Exams target a cognitive level up to Create. The IASSC Certified Green Belt Exams target a cognitive level up to Evaluate. The IASSC Certified Yellow Belt Exams target a cognitive level up to Analyze. More information pertaining to how IASSC uses Blooms taxonomy can be reviewed here.

Levels of Cognition based on Bloom’s Taxonomy – Revised (2001). These levels are from “Levels of Cognition” (from Bloom’s Taxonomy – Revised, 2001). They are listed in order from the least complex to the most complex.

Remember: 
Recall or recognize terms, definitions, facts, ideas, materials, patterns, sequences, methods, principles, etc.

Understand: 
Read and understand descriptions, communications, reports, tables, diagrams, directions, regulations, etc.

Apply: 
Know when and how to use ideas, procedures, methods, formulas, principles, theories, etc.

Analyze: 
Break down information into its constituent parts and recognize their relationship to one another and how they are organized; identify sub-level factors or salient data from a complex scenario.

Evaluate: 
Make judgments about the value of proposed ideas, solutions, etc., by comparing the proposal to specific criteria or standards.

Create: 
Put parts or elements together in such a way as to reveal a pattern or structure not clearly there before; identify which data or information from a complex set is appropriate to examine further or from which supported conclusions can be drawn.

Participants shall be certified as Six Sigma Black Belts upon the following criteria:

  • Participants shall be certified as Six Sigma Black Belts upon the following criteria:
    • Class attendance and active participation
    • Passing the Black Belt exam 70% or more.
  • Participants who attend all classes and pass the exam with more than 70% shall be granted a certificate of achievement for the course by Quality Academy™.
  • Participants who attend all classes shall be granted only an Attendance certificate for the course.
 
QA Certification is recognized perpetually. A classification system recognizes certifications as “Current” for a period of three years and defines regulations for maintaining such Status.
 
A QA Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is issued a Certificate (Electronic or Hard Copy) along with a Certification Number, added to the Official QA Certification Register and granted the right to use the QA Certification Marks and Titles; as professional designation which may be used in resumes and public profiles such as LinkedIn, consistent with the QA Marks Use Policy.
 

IASSC Examination and Certification is an option - IASSC Black Belt Examination Fee is USD 395.

The process to apply for IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt:

Prepare for the examOur LSSBB training + LSSGB self-learning package prepares you intensively to pass the IASSC LSSBB exam in one shot. We have a 96.7% pass rate and are an IASSC accredited training organization.

Testing Options

  • Computer-Based Testing - Online AnyWhere:
    2-7 business days after you receive your approval notification, you will receive an eligibility email containing instructions on how to schedule your exam and requirements.
  • Paper-Based Testing, PBT:
    If you have registered for a Paper-based; you will not receive an eligibility email. Instead you will receive a seating letter with your exam date, time, and location approximately 2 weeks before your exam date.

Hardware and System Requirements for Online Proctoring Exam:

  1. A computer with a keyboard and mouse
  2. Quiet & calm location at your home or office

  3. A web camera that you can rotate 360 degrees

  4. An active reliable Broadband/High-Speed internet connection of at least 4Mbps

  5. Browser compatibility: Latest versions of Windows Internet Explorer, Windows Firefox, Windows Chrome, Mac Firefox, Mac Chrome with Java Enabled and Java Runtime and cookies enabled which comes standard with web browsers.

Certification Testing

The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam™ is a 150 question, closed book, proctored exam with a 4 hour allotted time. Some forms of this exam may also include up to an additional 15 non-graded questions*. The Exam contains approximately 30 multiple-choice and true/false questions from each major section of the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge and is administered in more than 8,000 Testing Centers located within 165 countries throughout the world and through the IASSC Web-Based On-Demand testing system and by hundreds of IASSC Accredited Providers.

Requirements

In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC Certified Black Belt (IASSC-CBB™) from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification, candidates must sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam and achieve a minimum score of 70%.

There are no prerequisites required in order to sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Exam. For more about this see FAQ’s and the IASSC position on knowledge and application. Purchase a Black Belt Exam Voucher for $395 USD through the link provided below.

Certification

Upon successful achievement, Professionals will receive IASSC Black Belt Certification issued by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification™, a true independent third-party Certification Association within the Lean Six Sigma Industry.

IASSC Certification is recognized perpetually. In accordance with the IASSC Recertification Policy, effective March 1, 2017, a classification system recognizes certifications as “Current” for a period of three years and defines regulations for maintaining such Status.

An IASSC Certified Black Belt is issued a Certificate (PDF) which includes a Certification Number, a badge (.png file), added to the Official IASSC Certification Register and granted the right to use the IASSC Certification Marks and Titles; a professional designation which may be used in resumes and public profiles such as LinkedIn, consistent with the IASSC Marks Use Policy.

IASSC Recertification Policy

Recertification is an important part of the Professional Credentialing spectrum. It helps to ensure integrity of standards, is an exhibit of a Professional’s regard for certification best-practices and serves as proof of ongoing Professional competence. In essence, IASSC™ Recertification is simply a form of Professional Certification maintenance that comes with the great benefit of ongoing personal accomplishment, while demonstrating to employers and peers proof of a maintained knowledge and skill based proficiency as an active Lean Six Sigma Practitioner.

The International Association for Six Sigma Certification™ perpetually and indefinitely recognizes all IASSC Certified Professionals. As of March 1, 2017 IASSC introduced a Certification Classification System that will further classify  Certifications by a Status in our support of and alignment to Professional Credentialing Best Practices. A Current status is granted to IASSC Certifications for a period of three years from the time the Professional has received the Certification. After that time, an Elapsed status will be applied to the Certification unless the Professional has successfully Re-certified.

IASSC Recertification Black Belt Exam is a 75 question, closed book, proctored exam with a 2 hour allotted time. The Exam contains approximately 15 multiple-choice and true/false questions from each major section of the IASSC Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge. In order to successfully achieve Recertification Professionals must achieve a minimum score point equivalency of 70%. Recertification Fee: $ 235.

Check the IASSC Recertification Policy for full details;

Job roles that can benefit from Six Sigma Black Belt training course include, but are not limited to:

  • Engineers / Professionals / Executives who want to understand Six Sigma as a management tool for process and performance improvement at their work place
  • Managers, Project Leaders, Senior Engineers, Black Belt Candidates and anyone who desires an understanding of Six Sigma principles and skills.
  • Also production managers, front line supervisors, quality professionals, and individuals who are responsible for improving quality and processes at an enterprise or departmental level, including champions and process owners
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Course Pre-requisite

Learners are required to be IASSC Green Belt certified or achieved QA LSS Green Belt course.

What's Included

Comprehensive delegate folder and certificates. Public courses include, lunch, refreshments and our Residential option includes accommodation on the intervening nights of a course, plus dinner and breakfast.

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