Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB)

Certification Overview

Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB)

Exam Code: CLSSBB-001

Black Belts operate under Master Black Belts to apply Six Sigma methodology to specific projects. They devote 100% of their valued time to Six Sigma. They primarily focus on Six Sigma project execution and special leadership with special tasks, whereas Champions and Master Black Belts focus on identifying projects/functions for Six Sigma. Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB)® is well versed in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology who leads improvement projects, typically in a full time role. A Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt holder possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects within the phases of D-M-A-I-C. They understand how to perform and interpret 6 Sigma black belt tools and how to use standard principles of Lean. The Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB)® is a professional who can explain Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools.

A Black Belt should demonstrate team leadership, understand team dynamics and assign team member roles and responsibilities. Black Belts have a thorough understanding of all aspects of the DMAIC model in accordance with Six Sigma principles. They have basic knowledge of Lean enterprise concepts, are able to identify non-value-added elements and activities and are able to use specific tools. 

E-Course Duration: 35 to 40 Hours

Exam Information

The exam comprises of 100 Multiple Choice Questions out of which the candidate needs to score 70% (70 out of 100 correct) to pass the exam.

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

The total duration of the exam is 2 hours (120 Minutes)

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam held via ProctorU. Further details of the materials permitted are provided:

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  • Scientific Calculator will be provided via ProctorU while Exam Session is in progress.
  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the second (2nd) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for third (3rd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

The Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB)® Certificate is valid for life.

CLSSBB® is a Registered Trademark of GAQM.

Successfully passing the CLSSBB® exam will also earn candidates a total of 60 Learning Hours and 3 Credits towards MBA in Six Sigma (Master’s Degree) offered by Charisma University.

Note: The Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB)® Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), but we highly recommend doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

1.1 Section I – Organizational Roadblocks and Lean Management

  • Organizational roadblocks
  • Resistance Analysis
  • Overview of all Continuous Improvement approaches
  • Overview of Lean
  • Overview of Six Sigma
  • Lean Management explained — TAKT Time, Cycle Time, PCE, Lead Time, SWIP, Setup time, Changeover time
  • Lean Tools explained — 5S, Kaizen, SMED, Heijunka

1.2 Section II – Pre-define DMAIC

  • DMAIC versus DFSS
  • Pre-define Pre-requisites and Qualifications
  • Project Prioritization Matrix
  • Introduction to Enterprise Wide view versus LOB view
  • NPV and IRR

1.2.2 Define

  • Champion’s transfer of project
  • Team dynamics and facilitation
  • Project Charter’s role
  • VOC – CTQ Tree
  • Kano Model
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • Baseline performance of Y
  • Business Metrics for Y
  • Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY)
  • Statistical Definition of Six Sigma

1.3 Section III – Measure

  • Objectives of Measure Phase
  • Types of Data and Data Distribution models (Normal, Binomial and Poisson Distribution discussed)
  • Scales of Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Variables GAGE RR
  • Attribute RR
  • Stability Check — Importance of Stability
  • Capability Check — Cp, Cpk, Cpkm explained, How to understand Attribute Capability
  • Variations, Variability and Capability
  • Graphical tools to understand Data distribution
  • Understanding Weibull (2 Parameter, 3 Parameter and Rayleigh) Distribution
  • Correlating Calculations to Business Measures
  • Checking Normality of Data (Anderson Darling, Ryan Joiner and Kolmogorov Smirnov)

1.4 Section IV – Analyze

  • Objectives of Analyze
  • Simple Linear Regression
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Curvilinear Regression
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Pareto Charts
  • Demarcating Common Causes and Special Causes
  • Hypothesis Tests (Parametric and Non-Parametric tests)
  • Statistical Validation

1.5 Section V – Improve

  • Objectives of Improve
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Solutions Prioritization Matrix
  • Pugh Matrix
  • Design of Experiments
  • Introduction to DOE
  • Basics of DOE
  • Replication, Randomization and Blocking
  • Main Effects and Interaction effects
  • Full factorial experiments
  • Fractional factorial experiments
  • Screened Designs
  • Response Surface Designs
  • DOE with Regression
  • DOE with example

1.6 Section VI – Control

  • Taguchi’s Loss Function
  • Control Charts (Variable Control Charts and Attribute Control Charts)
  • Measurement System Re-analysis
  • Control Plan and Project Storyboard Transfer
  • Project Closure
  • Introduction to Total Productive Maintenance
  • Lean Process Improvement

Lean Process Improvement

  • Understanding Lean
  • The Toyota Production System
  • The Toyota Production System House
  • The Five Critical Improvement Concepts
  • Understanding Value with the Kano Model
  • Types of Waste
  • Creating a Lean Enterprise
  • Understanding Lean
  • The Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycle
  • Using the R-DMAIC-S Model
  • Lean Thinking Tools
  • Kaizen Events
  • Data Gathering and Mapping

Target Audience

Anyone who will be leading a Lean Six Sigma process improvement project or would like to master the principles involved to further their professional skills. It applies to staff, line supervisors, managers and directors in such areas as manufacturing, operations, customer service, engineering, IT, marketing, logistics, sales, quality, purchasing, health care, education, and health and safety, The certification is important to those who are a full time Project Managers.

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  • Course Duration: 42 Days
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