Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Transactional – Blended


Developed with service industry businesses in mind but applicable across all disciplines, Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Transactional training prepares individuals to become the leaders of improvement projects and team members and/or managers of a Lean Six Sigma program at their respective organizations. The Black Belt candidate’s knowledge base will be elevated through the acquisition of enhanced problem-solving experiences and advanced mastery of Six Sigma’s industry-tested system for process variation reduction. Through finance, government and health care examples, each session teaches the candidate how to apply the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology in pursuit of financial benefit and organizational improvement. The DMAIC model provides a comprehensive framework for project management, which places strategic emphasis on team building and root cause analysis. Additionally, candidates learn how to use process mapping, perform data collection, apply graphical analysis and implement an extensive set of statistical tools.

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The 134-hour certification course consists of online education (accessible 24/7), classroom-based instruction and in-person project review sessions, all from a Master Black Belt.

It is accredited by the Council for Six Sigma Certification, the official industry standard for Six Sigma accreditation.

Candidates earn certification by passing an exam and undertaking and documenting an individual improvement project at the candidate’s place of work or a qualified host company/organization (candidate must secure arrangements). Successful projects require access to personnel, appropriate data and associated departments where the project is to be performed. Projects are expected to result in savings between $100,000 and $250,000. A final report is submitted for instructor approval, outlining performance goals and fully 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: None

Format Dates Time
Classroom (full days) September 25, October 2, November 6,
December 4, January 8, February 5
8 am to 5 pm
Classroom (half days) October 3, November 7, December 5, January 9 8 am to noon
Project Review Sessions (in-person) October 16, November 20, December 18,
January 22, February 12, March 5,
March 19, April 10, April 23,
May 7, and May 21
8 to 10 am

Course Schedule:

Start Date: 09/25/2017
Venue: UB's Technology Incubator / Baird Research Park
Room 105

Instructor Bio: Peter Baumgartner, CSSMBB

As UB TCIE’s Operational Excellence Director, Mr. Baumgartner is a resident expert in the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools who has delivered substantial, validated hard and soft savings across a variety of projects in finance, medical devices, insurance, food services, building materials, publishing, and other service-related industries, as well as manufacturing. He has nearly 10 years of experience with a global company in serving as the lead on a multitude of process improvement project teams that have delivered record performance in yields, cost reduction, quality and safety. With an M.S. in statistics, Mr. Baumgartner has an advanced understanding and application of statistics, and develops the potential in others through helping them understand Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.

Black Belt Transactional – Blended

Format: Blended Learning

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