Important lean Six Sigma body of knowledge for Black Belt topics that should be include but are often missing in training are described in the PDF link below.
A list and how-to execute ASQ lean Six Sigma body of knowledge (BOK) methods for lean Six Sigma certification is described in our books .
ASQ references several of these books in their BOK listing. One of these books is Implementing Six Sigma which Forrest Breyfogle updated to Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume III, Improvement Project Execution: A Management and Black Belt Guide for Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma and the Balanced Scorecard
To be successful, there are 5 other items that students should learn during training. These items are discussed in the PDF below
The 13-page PDF below titled ″5 Things Ever Lean Six Sigma Belt Should Learn in their Training″ expands on the ASQ BOK list. The article describes how one can be sure that a Lean Six Sigma Training offering is worth the investment?
Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge for Black Belts: What should be learned in Training
Lean Six Sigma training can impact how one looks at data and how an organization makes improvements. However, there are differences between what is taught in various Lean Six Sigma training offerings. Lean Six Sigma trainees and their organizations benefit when the following five topics are included in their training.
Five concepts every lean Six Sigma belt should learn in their training, which are described and discussed more in the PDF article below are:
- Recognizing how to baseline all processes
- Demonstrating the value of an improvement
- Knowing how your project impacts the enterprise
- Utilizing design of experiments outside manufacturing
- Implementing a change against resistance
In lean Six Sigma training, attendees should learn how to create predictive performance metrics for their project that describe how the process is performing; i.e., in words that everyone can easily understand. This can be accomplished through 30,000-foot-level reporting.
For an improvement project, a 30,000-foot-level baseline should be established. This metric needs to have an owner who is asking for this project’s completion. This project should have strategic alignment to key performance metric improvement need of the business as a whole.
This type of improvement project will not fall off someone’s plate when the business process owner is required to report the status of his/her metric’s process output performance and associated improvement effort. A video on 30,000-foot-level metric reporting provides more details. An Enterprise Improvement Plan (EIP) is a visual means to demonstrate project need to the business.
Training that addresses the 5 concepts every lean Six Sigma belt should learn in their training is available through University of Texas Continuing Education. This enhanced operational excellence training is aligned and utilizes a five book operational excellence system called Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) within the training.
For more information on the lean six sigma body of knowledge need, download the article tiled ″5 concepts every lean Six Sigma belt should learn in their training″Download