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Master Black Belt

Master Black Belt Fall 2013

Peter Baumgartner, Thom Marra and Michael Cardus
Ramada Amherst/Getzville Hotel and Conference Center
North Campus
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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TCIE's customized learning environment propels Black Belts' who have demonstrated a mastery of Six Sigma tools and a natural aptitude to lead and teach – to expert status. Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt coursework delves into project selection, advanced Lean, advanced statistical analysis and statistical process control, and innovation/Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ). Candidates will learn why Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is ideal for new product and service development, through such methodologies as ICOV and DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify). Facilitation, mentoring and leadership training will develop the dynamic potential of each candidate, who is also supplied with the know-how to become an impactful change manager. Candidates earn certification by passing an exam and demonstrating teaching ability by instructing a minimal four-hour Lean Six Sigma class session. They also undertake and document an individual improvement project (different from their Black Belt certification project) expected to result in savings between $100,000 and $250,000. As a significant portion of the certification process, final reports submitted for instructor approval outline performance goals and fully demonstrate Six Sigma methodology application, describing the steps taken toward improvement. Project outcomes will be documented – such as process improvement and financial impact – through the identification of before-and-after performance metrics. Prerequisite: Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification, including minimum exam grade of 85% 11 sessions