Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (CLSSMBB)

Certification Overview

Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (CLSSMBB)

Exam Code: CLSSMBB-001

Master Black Belts are experts responsible for the strategic deployment of Six Sigma within an organization. They promote and support improvement activities in all business areas of their organization as well as at suppliers and customers.

Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (CLSSMBB)® Certification status represents the pinnacle of business process improvement expertise. This role is typically reserved for top-performing, high-potential Lean Six Sigma Black Belts who have delivered exceptional results. Master Black Belts help shape the future of their company by leading both the strategy and tactics of Lean Six Sigma process improvement activities.

The Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (CLSSMBB)® Certification is an essential choice for candidates who want to sit the Black Belt exams and who will be managing projects and teams using the Six Sigma process. This comprehensive course ensures that they are fully versed in every aspect of the Lean Six Sigma framework and can deliver genuine benefits in every  process improvement project undertaken.

Exam Information

The Exam contains 100 Multiple Choice Questions and you must correctly answer 70 (70 out of 100 correct) to pass the exam. The exam is based on a Project comprising of case studies.

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)

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If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the first (1st) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least seven (7) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for second (2nd) time or any subsequent time. The exam can be taken any number of times.

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

CLSSMBB® is a Registered Trademark of GAQM.


The The Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (CLSSMBB)® Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), the CLSSMBB® Certification is based on an assessment (online exam delivered via ProctorU).

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

1.2.1 Pre-define

  • 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

  • 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

Target Audience

  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • System Analyst
  • Delivery Manager
  • Team coordinator
  • Functional Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Marketing manager
  • Sales Team Member
  • Production Team Member

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  • Course Duration: 40 Days
  • Price: 400 USD


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