Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt Conversion Course Content

Programme overview

  • The Black Belt role in Project Management

Managing change

  • Developing and managing team dynamics, dealing with resistance to change

Confirming measurement accuracy

  • Review Green Belt Measurement Systems Analysis techniques
  • Further analysis techniques for Destructive and Repeatable test Variable systems, Bias & Linearity studies and Binary, Nominal & Ordinal Attribute systems

Measuring process capability

  • Review Green Belt Capability Analysis techniques
  • Further Capability techniques for Normal & Non-Normal variable data and the role of Data Transformations
  • Capability techniques for Defectives and Defects count data

Principles for statistical analysis

  • Understanding and determining statistical Power
  • Additional sample size determination techniques
  • Understanding the role of the Central Limit Theorem
  • Review of Statistical Confidence and it's applications
  • Review and extend understanding of Hypothesis testing techniques and applications

Validating root cause effects

  • Paired-t testing
  • 2-Way Analysis of Variance testing
  • Multiple Comparisons testing
  • Review of Variance testing
  • 1 & 2 Sample Poisson testing
  • Non-Parametric Medians testing techniques

Quantifying root cause effects

  • Polynomial & Multiple Regression modelling
  • Analysing residual error
  • Best Subsets and Stepwise regression

Optimising the process

  • Fractional Factorial DoE analysis
  • Plackett-Burman Main Effect analysis
  • Applications in DoE for Blocking data and adding Centre Points
  • DoE Power & Sample Size considerations
  • Analysing and Optimising Multiple responses in DoE
  • DoE Designs for Non-linear systems
  • Introduction to Realistic Tolerancing
  • DoE Exercises using physical models, simulations and exercises

Controlling improvements and processes

  • Review of Statistical Process Control
  • Using Variable & Attribute SPC techniques for process analysis
  • CUSUM Charting to detect underlying trends
  • Pre-Control methodology
  • Work Instructions & Training plans
  • Design for Manufacture & Assembly principles

Project completion and institutionalising improvement

  • 8D Methodology and links to the DMAIC