With the Six Sigma Black Belt course, you will be a sought-after employee, who will be able to create significant business results. You become a practitioner who can lead multidisciplinary and cross-functional improvement-projects based on the international recognized and data-driven project methodology DMAIC.
Not only will you be able to manage major business critical projects, you will also be able to take much more qualified and informed decisions in your work – decisions based on valid data, process insight and with an eye for interpersonal relationships.
What will you learn through a Six Sigma Black Belt course?
The learnings of a Black Belt course are usually very personal. New inspiration and personal reflections pulls in many directions. The possibility to choose from many different modules means that you can go more in depth within your own area of interest. So, grab the opportunity to learn something new or gain new perspectives on the professional skills that you already possess.
With a Six Sigma Black Belt you will be able to:
- help and lead the organisation towards data-driven decisions based on customer understanding and process insights
- use tools to support you in ensuring support for improvement initiatives
- use the improvement toolbox in your daily life – not only through the projects but also through a changed way of thinking about data and challenges
- distinguish between external and internal customer needs and make customer needs operational and measurable in respect to the process output
- work with the concept of Cost of Poor Quality (CoPQ), which shows in monetary terms what the poor quality costs your business and you thereby talk “management language”
- understand the importance of data and use measurement system analysis to ensure valid data
- use of statistical process control (SPC) as a tool
- work with risk analysis (FMEA) and their use in different contexts; e.g. for use in root cause analysis and when future solutions, needs to be risk assessed
- use tools to perform structured root cause analysis with the DMAIC improvement method – supplemented with statistical hypothesis tests and Design of Experiments (DoE) as essential tools
- develop and design solutions with Design of Experiments (DoE), including execution of various types of tests within screening and actual optimization
- use several types of process mapping tools for root cause analysis and design of future processes
- conduct brainstorming sessions, develop solutions and make cost-benefit considerations
- complete and implement improvements – including ensuring relevant control and response plans for processes
- use methods to inspire and lead the basic changes in the organisation
If you add Lean to this education you will be able to:
- develop value stream analysis (Value Stream Mapping (VSM))
- analyse value stream analysis with a focus on waste, tact and lead times
- identify current, and designing future, processes as well as gap analysis
- organise Kaizen initiatives
- use Poke Yoke for fail safety
- use SMED thinking to minimize change and change-over time
Last but not least – with your training project, you will have delivered significant and lasting improvements in your organisation.
If you want to become a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt you must also take the course:
This is a two day course and will count as two optional modules of own choice.
Content on the Six Sigma Black Belt education:
At Storm – House of Six Sigma you can tailor your Six Sigma Black Belt training, so that it suits both you and your organisation’s needs. You gain the level of practitioner, that matches or exceeds international Lean Six Sigma standards and with an approved and completed project you achieve certification.
If you already have a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification you only need to supplement your education with extra courses.
Mandatory Six Sigma Black Belt courses:
- DMAIC understanding
- Practical DMAIC Project
- Introduction to statistics and SAS JMP / Minitab (if no prior knowledge)
- Data based decisions
- Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Capability 1
- Data Driven Root Cause Analysis
- Change and Anchoring in the Organization
- Analyze and Design Processes
- Process- and Risk Management
- 6 optional modules distributed as follows:
- Minimum 2 in “Optimization and design”/ “Organization and Management”
- Minimum 2 in “Statistical optimization and design”
- 2 optional modules of your own choice
Optional courses in Six Sigma Black Belt:
On a clean Six Sigma Black Belt, you can choose from a variety of courses, each of which goes into depth with one or more of the themes that you have already been presented. You also have the option to choose courses that your project requires – but not part of the compulsory training.
The optional courses cover courses in subjects within “Optimization and design”, “Organization and Management” and “Statistical optimization and design”.
Click on the infographic below to find various suggestions for choice of module dependent on participant profile. Naturally, you are welcome to contact us, if you need assistance to make the right choice.
Practical DMAIC-project through Six Sigma Black Belt
At this course (DMAIC-project), your practical learning takes place. To be certified Black Belt, you must complete a practical DMAIC project. This is where you get an opportunity to test your new knowledge in practice. And this is where you can create the actual improvements and results for and in your organization.
To support the entire project process, you must participate in a minimum of 6 and maximum 11 workdays, which is held at least once a month. These days you will find both teachers and other students who are in the process of their improvement projects. It provides room for common sparring, reflection and, not least, inspiration.
You indicate in advance if you come to the workdays and what you need help with. We ensure that you have the proper help available to you. Furthermore, there will be room for working with your own project and getting individual guidance, participating in joint presentation of projects and working in smaller groups when it makes sense.
In addition, you get 5 x 2 hours individual project coaching.
Remember that you have a maximum of two years to complete your project to be certified.
What is a workday at Storm?
Extended Curriculum – When it suits you:
You can increase your skills by supplementing your Black Belt training with a Master Black Belt courses. As a Master Black Belt you will be a senior resource who has built very specialized competences within data analysis, development projects and/or strategical improvement initiatives.
You can also choose to take the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt as Blended Learning. It will lower the cost, and make the education more flexible. Read more about the Blended Black Belt here.
Additionally, you can also supplement with one or more of our other courses within Operational Excellence.
Look at our short film ‘What is DMAIC?’: