Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) is an affirmation of the individual’s ability to lead the enterprise level deployment of Lean Six Sigma. An MBB assists the senior management in driving change and fosters an organizational culture of continuous improvement. The MBB certification affirms the individual’s ability to assist the organization’s leaders in shaping the future of the business.

Program Highlights

Focused on practical understanding and implementation of Change Management, Innovative Thinking and Communication & Conflict Management
Holistic integration of concepts from Lean, Six Sigma, PMBoK for effective deployment
Tailored to meet the requirements of both – the individual and the organization
Seamless integration of LSS with other initiatives like ISO, CMMI for services, EFQM
Personal coach and mentor throughout the Master Black Belt journey
Learning from 4 experts for different skill categories
PDU’s: Completion of the training and the post assessment test will qualify the participant for 50 PMI PDUs.
  • Minimum 7 years professional work experience
  • Certified Black Belt from a reputed organization.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in executing Continuous Improvement projects based on Lean Six Sigma framework.
  • Currently in the role of mentoring continuous improvement projects based on Lean Six Sigma.
Description of Module Module Topics Certification requirement
Module I.  Data Champion – 3 days classroom training
Applied data analysis techniques to handle the different practical realities faced by MBB in their professional environment.
1 Creating a data friendly environment
2 Working in data constrained environments
3 Applied Data analysis
1 Review of hypotheses testing statistical tools: Assumptions and misconceptions
2 Analysis of data from Experiments
3 Building Multivariate models using Regression and Logistics Regression
Evidence of usage of data analysis in 2 BB or 4 GB projects mentored by MBB candidateQuality of submissions in classroom case studies.
Module II.  Operational Excellence Champion – 1 day classroom training
Holistic integration of concepts from Lean and Six Sigma for sustainable enterprise level deployment.
1 Essential components of Operational Excellence
2 Cost of Quality to drive Operational Excellence
3 Hoshin Kanri concept of A3 for alignment of projects to management objectives
4 Integrating with non-Lean Six Sigma initiatives
5 Implementing a hybrid DFSS and DMAIC deployment
Evidence of creation of deployment plan (real world or simulation)
Module III.  Communication & Conflict Management –
1 day self-study of recorded webinars and 1 assignment
Application of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for Persuading and Influencing others and for managing Conflicts.
1 Persuading and Influencing Others
1 How to convince a skeptic
2 Words that Change Minds
3 Assembling the Right Project Team
4 Enhancing Senior Management and Sponsor support
2 Conflict Management
1 Conflict Flowchart
2 Conflict Assessment
3 RID Model
4 Quick Techniques
Evidence of application of techniques in implementation of Lean Six Sigma in 2 BB or 4 GB projects mentored by MBB candidate.Quality of submission in classroom case studies.
Module IV.  Leadership and Change Management –
  1 day live webinar
Essential components of inspirational leadership and the key elements of effective change management.Understand linkages with Communication and Conflict Management module.
1 Essentials of Leadership
2 Change Management Models, frameworks and techniques
3 Change Implementation techniques
4 Coaching and Mentoring
5 Review of Communication and Conflict Management
Module V.  Innovative thinking skills –  0.5 day live webinar followed by assignment
Understand the core vocabulary used by successful innovators and a few skills such as Ideal Scenario Thinking, Resource Thinking, and Contradiction Thinking
1 Core vocabulary of Innovators (1hour)
1 Types of problems
2 Object-Feature-Value (OFV)
3 Functions and Types of Functions
2 Ideal Scenario Thinking and 5 categories of Innovation (1hour)
3 Resource Thinking (1hour)
4 Contradiction Thinking (1hour)
Candidates to submit responses to 1 case study in 0.5 day.