Lean Six Sigma Black Belt


The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training is intended to develop technical leaders that are capable of propelling their respective organizations toward best-in-class status by reducing costs, improving cycle times, eliminating defects, eliminating variation and significantly increasing customer satisfaction.


Black Belts are highly trained practitioners who possess the technical knowledge and skills that are necessary to facilitate breakthrough improvements in key processes that support the overall business aims and operational goals of an enterprise.


After two weeks from the end of the training, the candidate will be subject to a 4 hours closed book examination with a minimum score required of 70%. After successfully completing the Exam, the candidate is then officially recognized as Black Belt Program Qualified, and can apply for the Belt Internship Programme (BIP). The related certificate is internationally granted and issued by the Dr. Mikel Harry Six Sigma Management Institute USA.


Basic arithmetic skills are essential (i.e., be able to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and work with fractions and decimals). Basic computer skills are also essential. In this context, a rudimentary understanding of Excel and Minitab is highly recommended, but not essential. 


The total instructional time for the Black Belt training program is 15 days. The actual task-time will vary, depending on the selected delivery system. If a candidate will choose an e-learning self-paced program of study (via MindPro® ), the typical candidate will complete the program in 4 months.


The body of knowledge associated with this program-of-study is organized into three primary segments; namely, Global Concepts, General Practices and Technical Practices. In terms of structure, each program segment is comprised of core topics.

In turn, the topics are defined by competency-based training modules, where each module is comprised of instructional steps. Segment and topic titles are as follows:

Global Concepts

  • Training Orientation

  • Breakthrough Vision

  • Business Principles

  • Process Management

  • Installation Guidelines

  • Application Projects

General Practices

  • Value Focus

  • Lean Practices

  • Quality Tools

  • Basic Statistics

  • Continuous Capability

  • Discrete Capability

Technical Practices

  • Hypothesis Testing

  • Confidence Intervals

  • Control Methods

  • Parametric Methods

  • Chi-Square Methods

  • Survey Methods

  • Nonparametric Methods

  • Experimental Methods

  • DFSS Methods

  • Measurement Analysis

Contact Us 

Dr. Mikel J. Harry Six Sigma Management Institute Europe
22 Eastcheap, 2nd floor, EC3M 1EU London
T.: +44(0)2072336797 | F.: +44(0)2072336727
E.: infoeurope@ssmi-europe.com

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