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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Reduce Waste, Increase Results: Earn Your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt!

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

With An Enhanced Classroom Experience!

Join project managers who are saving billions by improving productivity, reducing waste, variation and defects. One of the most sought-after business credentials today, the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course helps you ask the right questions and get the right answers. As a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, your mastery of Six Sigma techniques and strategies will help you lead top-quality projects and mentor Green Belts in your organization.

This course includes a required, simulated project that integrates critical Lean topics into every phase of DMAIC. Having completed the Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma Green Belt certificates, students will be prepared to delve into expanded alternatives on the use of Six Sigma tools.

Military Clock Hours: 225.6

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

This course is part of a Certificate Program

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Packages starting at $7,555

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Villanova University Presents the Online Learning Experience 

Imagine an online classroom that takes you inside successful organizations, surrounds you with top Six Sigma experts and puts innovative learning tools at your fingertips. As a recognized leader in Six Sigma education online, Villanova University is dedicated to providing the most dynamic and engaging programs available, as our enhanced online experience demonstrates:

  • Onsite interviews with business leaders provide real-world insight on how to build stronger organizations using Six Sigma
  • Advanced animations allow you to gain a full grasp of course topics
  • Videos of industry experts offer easy-to-understand guidance
  • Lightboards and other interactive learning tools provide compelling and unique presentation formats

What You’ll Study

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma

  • What is Lean Six Sigma
  • DMAIC and Kaizen overview and integration
  • Defects
  • Value and Waste
  • The Cost of Poor Quality
  • The History of Quality Improvement 

Team and Facilitation Tools

  • Team Dynamics and Stages
  • Dealing With Difficult Team Members
  • Decision Making Approaches and Tools
  • Advanced Facilitation Techniques
  • 7M Tools 

Define Tools

  • The Project Charter
  • Project Management tools
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Customer Needs vs. Requirements
  • Advanced House of Quality
  • Selection of Improvement Approaches
  • Flow Charting and Cross Functional Process Mapping
  • Value Stream Mapping in DMAIC
  • Benchmarking 

Measure Tools

  • Criteria for Collecting Data
  • Quincunx Demonstration
  • Types of Data
  • Histograms and Pareto Charts
  • Scales of Measurement
  • Scatter Plots and Check Sheets
  • Data Collection Plans
  • Determining Baseline Sigma
  • 1.5 Sigma Shift
  • Gauge R&R studies
  • Measurement System Evaluation studies (MSE/MSA)
  • Process Capability (Pp/Ppk)

Analyze Tools

  • Waste Walks
  • One Sample, Two Sample, and Paired T-Tests
  • Theory of Constraints
  • One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Two way Analysis of Variance
  • Linear Regression


  • Poka-Yoke
  • Quick Changeovers
  • Cellular Systems
  • FMEA
  • Determining Solutions
  • Kaizen Events
  • Point and Interval Estimation
  • Binomial and Poisson Distribution Applications
  • Exponential, Hypergeometric, and Lognormal Distributions
  • Reliability
  • Planning and Organizing Designed Experiments
  • Full Factorial Designs
  • Analyzing Full Factorial Designs
  • Fraction Factorial Designs
  • Taguchi Design
  • TRIZ and Theory of Constraints
  • QxA=E 


  • Monitoring and Control Plans
  • Monitoring and Control Documentation
  • Visual Management Tools
  • Radar Charts
  • Statistical Process Control
  • XmR Charts
  • Moving Average Charts
  • Attribute Charts
  • 5S applications
  • FMEA During Control
  • Process Capability Studies (Cp,Cpk)
  • Continual Improvement Planning 

Implementing Lean Six Sigma

  • Design for Six Sigma (DMADV, DMADOV)
  • Creating a Six Sigma Culture
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Pitfalls to Avoid in Implementing Six Sigma
  • Strategy of Six Sigma

Who Should Register?

This 16-week course is part of the three-course Certificate in Lean Six Sigma program and designed for knowledgeable practitioners who have successfully passed the Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma Green Belt courses. In this course you will identify and implement breakthrough improvements for enhanced bottom-line results. Upon successful completion of all three courses, you can take the next step to earn your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification by registering for the certification exam. Learn More about Lean Black Belt certification through Villanova University. 

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