Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training Course Online

Do you want to be qualified to teach the Lean Six Sigma methodologies, tools and applications in all functions and levels of a company?
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training Course Online
Do you want to be qualified to teach the Lean Six Sigma methodologies, tools and applications in all functions and levels of a company?

Master Black Belt Course Description

What is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt?

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belts (MBBs) are qualified to lead and educate all levels of an organization in Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies. They provide guidance to leaders, aligning Lean Six Sigma projects with an organization’s business plan to further drive continuous improvement.

What are the core competencies of a Certified Master Black Belt?

  • You must demonstrate the ability to teach, facilitate and communicate effectively through coaching and mentoring – leading to the successful completion of projects.
  • You must show competence in the key examination areas.
  • You must show technical proficiency with process improvement concepts and advanced tools.
  • You must have strong analytic and problem-solving skills including the ability to recommend alternative solutions and translate complex concepts into simplified and understandable examples.•
  • You must demonstrate the ability to quickly understand a Black Belt’s projects and provide guidance/direction for the next steps.
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Master Black Belt Course Overview

Learn more about how you can become a Certified Master Black Belt.

  • Certification Requirements
  • Project Work
  • Teaching and Consulting
  • Training

Training and certification for a Master Black Belt (MBB) candidate consists of the following:

  • Successfully complete all project work and training and submit all required summaries, examples, exercises, presentations and reports (electronic copy) to Juran Global.
  • Pass the Master Black Belt written examination. A score of 70% or higher is required to pass.
  • Submit the final project reports and case studies (electronic copy) to Juran Global.
  • Successfully complete an oral review/presentation of one completed project and illustrate how the case studies are to be used in a classroom setting. Attendees at the oral review include a senior Juran Global Master Black Belt and invited company manager(s) and professional(s).
  • Upon successful completion of the protocol and its requirements, the candidate receives Master Black Belt certification from Juran Global.

The candidate must present evidence of four completed improvement projects, including the initial projects completed prior to applying for the MBB Program. The projects may be presented as case studies, but must be suitable for use in training – i.e. with explanatory descriptions beyond PowerPoint slides, breakout exercises, etc. – to exemplify the use of the Lean or Six Sigma methodology and tools. The choice and completion of the case study must be approved by the Juran Certifier.

An MBB candidate is expected to be able to teach Green Belt and Black Belts. The candidate must teach and be observed by either a Juran Global Certifier or by a qualified internal Master Black Belt for at least four training days. As an alternative, a candidate can present five Black Belt modules via a webinar with your coach. The candidate must also demonstrate coaching competency on one Black Belt and one Green Belt project. After each session of co-teaching and coaching, the Juran Certifier will provide feedback for the MBB candidate.

Training for an MBB candidate consists of completing a personalized curriculum that is identified through a written and online gap assessment interview session. The personalized curriculum is made up of cloud-based online workshops and assignments. All MBB work will be supported by reviews, feedback and coaching provided by a Juran Global Master Black Belt.

An MBB candidate must successfully complete the assignments and demonstrate understanding of the assigned topics. This training protocol provides for review of methods and tools to be used during the co-teaching and consulting; it introduces new methods and tools; and it provides more depth on statistical methods so that the candidate has a solid grounding to teach and/or consult with other Belts.

Master Black Belt Exam Topics

The training material in this certification is to help you prepare for your LSS Master Black Belt Exam and covers the following topics:

Strategic Organizational Leadership
  • What makes a great leader?
  • Leadership
  • Suitable Environments
  • Goals
  • Circle of Influence
  • Tactics
  • Strategy and diplomacy
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy
  • Management Hierarchy
  • Introversion
  • Extroversion
  • Temperament
  • Increasing Maturity
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Working with Others
  • Approach / Creativity
  • Mind Mapping
  • Communication
  • How to Coach
  • How to Convince
  • How to Give Feedback
  • Boost your Team
  • Encourage
  • How to Criticize
  • Get Results
  • How to Delegate
  • Leadership Styles
  • Risk Management
Project Management
  • Mission
  • Project management vs team leading
  • Setting up project objectives
  • Identifying scope
  • Stakeholders and clients
  • Project planning
  • Project life cycles
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Deliverables
  • Estimating time and cost
  • Resource allocation
  • Setting up Gantt charts
  • Networks Risk Management
  • Creating a contingency plan
  • Clients and Stakeholders
  • Effective communications
  • Influencing key people
  • Effective feedback
  • Productive meetings
  • Boost creativity
  • Effective brainstorming
  • Meeting frequency
  • Project close
  • Stakeholder Acceptance
  • Final documentation
  • Marketing
  • Effective decision making
  • Project Progress
Voice of the Customer
  • What is VoC
  • Focus of VoC
  • Effective collecting
  • Applying to DMAIC
Gage R&R
  • What is Gage R&R
  • When is it used
  • Understanding Variation
  • The Gage Study
  • Selecting part samples
  • Equipment variation (EV)
  • Total Tolerance (TT)
  • Average and Mean Report
Root Cause Analysis
Value Streams
  • What is a Value Stream?
  • Types of Value Streams
  • History of Value Streams
  • Identifying the Value Stream
  • Eight Service Industry Wastes
  • Office Process Waste
  • Lean Office
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Flows of information
  • Process Data Box
  • Objective for Every VS
  • Current State
  • The Future State
  • Takt time
  • Administrative Mapping
  • Implementing Change
Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • What is DOE?
  • Method: Model Variables, Set Variable Targets, Experimental Plan, Testing, Analysis
  • Effects, Replicates
  • y = f(x1, x2, x3, …)
  • Design variables
  • noise variables
  • Experimental Plan
  • Testing
  • Analysis
  • Determine ß coefficients
  • Replicates
Poka Yoke
  • What is Mistake Proofing?
  • Everyday Examples
  • Effectiveness & ROI
  • Error Proofing and SPC
  • Inspection Techniques
  • Types of Poka Yokes
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • What is FMEA?
  • History
  • Benefits, Applications
  • Procedure
  • Exercise
  • Summary
Hoshin Kanri
  • Definition of Hoshin Kanri
  • History of Hoshin Kanri
  • Introduction to Hoshin Kanri
  • Implementing Hoshin Kanri
  • Initial Considerations
  • High Performance Culture
  • Critical Behaviors
  • Plan Categories
  • Business Fundamental Plans
  • Measuring Performance
  • Breakthrough Performance
  • Fundamental Systems: Daily Management System, Cross-Functional Management
Kaizen
  • What is Kaizen?
  • Identify the Customer
  • Types of Waste
  • How to Kaizen
  • The Kaizen Blitz
  • Roadblocks
Push Vs. Pull
  • Why Pull?
  • The Problem of Inventory
  • Just In Time
  • Kanban
  • One Piece Flow
  • Standard Work & Takt Time
  • Smoothing
  • Leveling
Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Variability
  • Control Charts
  • Process Capability Cp
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Repeatability
Theory of Constraints
  • Introduction to Constraints
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Drum Buffer Rope
  • Issues with TOC
  • Measurements
  • Financials
5S and Visual Controls
  • What is 5S?
  • 5S and Lean Enterprise
  • Elements of 5S
  • Visual Workplace
  • Implementation Plan
  • Summary
Prerequisites: Who can take our course?

Master Black Belt Eligibility & Requirements

To become Juran MBB Certified, a candidate must be a Certified Black Belt. They should be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of the methods and tools, and defend them when reviewed by a MBB Certifier and Juran’s CEO.

The Juran MBB program is designed for candidates who can think strategically and have already attained Black Belt certification (as well as Green Belt and Yellow Belt). Candidates should be fully committed to becoming an evangelist for culture of excellence principles within their organization, while having a genuine desire to train and educate other leaders in the methodology.

Master Black Belts are inspirational leaders and innovators, always seeking new ways to align business practices with Lean Six Sigma and relentlessly seeking improvement across all processes and departments. Anyone looking to become a MBB requires a high level of drive and determination, not to mention an ability to absorb and understand complex problems.

Why should you take our course?

Benefits of Master Black Belt Training

How to start getting results

Admissions Process

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Master Black Belt certification runs throughout the year. Please speak to a representative for pricing or fill out our contact form here.

Receive welcome packet
Once you have been approved - you will receive a a personal welcome packet that includes a login to your online portal, tools & templates, and a syllabus with due dates and expectations.
Sign onto the first webinar
Using the link provided in your packet, join VP & coach Michael Stamp for your first live webinar.
Become a certified Master Black Belt
After a few short weeks, personalized project coaching, and a lot of learning, save your organization $250K+ by becoming a Juran Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

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Master Black Belt FAQs

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our Master Black Belt training course.

What value does a Master Black Belt add to an organization?

Master Black Belt (MBB) certification adds a significant amount of value to individuals and organizations alike. As well as being a mark of career excellence – distinguishing exceptional leaders from mere great ones – the presence of MBBs in an organization can have a transformational impact on business processes and financial performance.

Certified MBBs will be fully grounded in Lean Six Sigma methodology, which is geared towards improving business performance through quality, reducing costs and creating continuous value for customers. Companies that practice Lean Six Sigma typically benefit from greater levels of customer loyalty, employee satisfaction and productivity, as well as better strategic planning and supply chain management.

By training other employees and departmental heads in Lean Six Sigma, MBBs can play an instrumental role in creating a culture of excellence and quality within their organizations.

What salary can you earn as a Master Black Belt?

The amount of money you can earn as a Master Black Belt depends on numerous factors, including the industry you work in, the number of years you have spent in your chosen profession, and any additional skills, qualifications and certifications you may have.

According to Salary.com, the average Six Sigma MBB salary in the United States is $154,100 (as of March 26, 2020), with the range typically falling between $130,000 and $175,800.

Why is Juran’s Master Black Belt program unique?

Juran’s Master Black Belt program is founded on over 40 years of quality improvement and change management expertise. We don’t offer a “shortcut” to Master Black Belt certification; we believe the only way to unlock true value for both yourself and your organization is by completing an industry-recognized MBB program that offers a genuine test of Lean Six Sigma knowledge, and challenges participants to deliver tangible, successful improvement projects.

With Juran, you will be trained by a qualified MBB coach, completing a personalized curriculum that combines workshops, technical assignments and review meetings. Your statistical and technical knowledge will be put to the test, you will learn new tools and methods, and apply these learnings during observed instruction sessions.

The Juran MBB program has been developed by a global team of Lean Six Sigma experts, all of whom have a wealth of experience helping organizations implement changes that drastically improve their productivity and profitability.

As the pinnacle of Lean Six Sigma certification, attaining a Master Black Belt should be a true challenge for anyone. The sheer depth of Juran’s MBB program means anyone completing it will be well positioned to drive their organization forward and train others in Lean Six Sigma methodology.

What ROI can be achieved with a Master Black Belt?

Trained and certified Master Black Belts are able to consistently provide top line growth and bottom line savings for your organization. They are able to make sure that your organization continues to expand it continuous improvement program by aligning the program to the business strategy, identifying projects, training personnel, mentoring green and black belts, and providing leadership to the overall program.

Without a Master Black Belt involved in the Continuous Improvement program, it will have a much higher chance of failing or being abandoned, wasting valuable resources in people and funds. On average, personal Juran MBB projects save an organization $1,000,000+, with average savings of $250,000+ expected for projects where the MBB provides coaching support.

How do I apply for Juran’s Master Black Belt program?

To apply for Master Black Belt certification, you must already hold an LSS Black Belt and be able to present evidence of four completed quality improvement programs. If you haven’t completed four projects, our team will offer guidance on how you can complete this process. Following a call with a Juran Certified instructor, we will confirm that you have been approved for the MBB program, allowing you to make payment.

How can I pay for Master Black Belt training?

Candidates can either pay via credit card or we can provide an invoice. We are also happy to be flexible with a payment schedule if required.

How much 1-to-1 time do I get?

There isn’t a set amount of hours for 1-to-1 consultation; candidates are free to use as many as they like via web conferencing with their Juran Certified coach.

What is the pass rate for Master Black Belt?

As well as completing various assignments and workshops throughout the program, a candidate must score 70% or higher in the Master Black Belt written examination and successfully complete an oral review/presentation of one completed project. They will also need to illustrate how the case studies can be used in a classroom setting.

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