About this Course

This ten day course provides the experienced Green Belt with the necessary tools and techniques to manage improvement resources to deliver major projects. This hand-on learning experience develops both the delegate's technical knowledge and personal skills. The course uses a blend of theory and practical exercises to ensure that delegates have the confidence and capability to deliver more complex business improvement projects and transformations.

Lean and Six Sigma, both proven business improvement approaches, provide businesses with the ability to maximise customer, employee and shareholder value by minimising process variation and waste.

The examination, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, is taken on the final day of the second week.

If you have any queries about your projects following the course or wish to submit your project for accreditation then please contact the Lean Six Sigma group via the email Leanaccreditation@qa.com

Target Audience

Experienced Green Belts who want to enhance and apply their skills to larger more complex projects.

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  • Comprehensive curriculum

    Our courses cover the entire business system development lifecycle – analysing, designing, creating, developing and testing.

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    95% of our customers say their Business Systems training with QA will definitely improve job performance.

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    We work with all the leading international bodies and frameworks – BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT), TOGAF, Lean Six Sigma, Agile.

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Detailed Information


Course outline for week 2 can be found here: www.qa.com/LSSBBWK2

Define & Measure (Introduction to Statistical Analysis & Minitab)

  • Quality Functional Deployments & Kano Analysis
  • Statistical Concepts
  • Introduction to Minitab I & Data Manipulation
  • Introduction to Minitab II
  • Linking customer requirements to CTQs
  • Review the basic statistical concepts
  • Review the Minitab Environment
  • Using Minitab for Analysis

Measure (Measurement Systems Analysis)

  • Rational Subgrouping & Data Collection
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Discrete Data Measurement & Application
  • Practical MSA
  • Stratify customers and determine what to measure
  • Minimise measurement error - Statapult & GRR
  • Inspection Efficiency and Card drop Exercise
  • Exercises in Minitab and more Statapult

Measure (Sample Size and Confidence Intervals)

  • Focussing the Problem, Cause and Effect and FMEA
  • Determining Appropriate Business Measures
  • Sample Size & Confidence Intervals
  • Methods to focus the problem
  • What to measure?
  • Measurement essentials

Analyse (Hypothesis Testing)

  • Hypothesis Testing Continuous Data
  • Hypothesis Testing Discrete Data
  • Hypothesis Testing Non-Normal Data

Delegates must have completed Lean Six Sigma Practitioner Green Belt (LSSGBP) and Lean Six Sigma Analyst (LSSA) or equivalent.

Delegates should, ideally, have a project identified to complete post-training (this is required for certification).

Suggested Pre-reading:

Lean Six Sigma and Minitab by Quinten Brook; currently £29.99 spiral bound, not available on Kindle, from Amazon.

This ten day course ran as two 5 day sessions, (week 1 and week 2), will enable delegates to become self-sufficient process improvement practitioners with the capability to analyse opportunities and deliver solutions.

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