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This course will provide participants with the detailed methodology and tools of Lean Six Sigma to lead their organisation toward “World Class” status. The workshops combine the proven and powerful elements of both traditional Lean and traditional Six Sigma into a blended approach, with particular emphasis on the following aspects:

  • Gaining process and product knowledge with critical thinking
  • Reducing variability and non-value added activities
  • Developing leaders in the organization who are focused on enhancing customer value, decreasing defect rates and wasted efforts, reducing cost and cycle time, and  generating business growth and breakthrough improvements

Participants in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training learn the details of the Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control (DMAIC) methodology and tools for achieving better, faster, and lower cost products and processes.

The Lean Six Sigma methodology is taught with a “Keep It Simple Statistically” (KISS)  approach and makes use of many in-class examples, simulations, and hands-on exercises to ensure that participants have a practical, working knowledge of the tools.

There is a break between the first two weeks of the LSS Black Belt program and the second two weeks (Weeks 3 and 4) to allow time for LSS project work.

Course Outline

  • Lean Six Sigma: The Journey Begins
    • The What and Why of LSS Key Elements and Infrastructure Roles and Responsibilities
  • Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals
    • Core LSS Principles, Concepts of Value and Value Stream •
  • Defining the Project and Managing Change
    • Elements of the “Define” Phase of DMAIC, Selecting and Defining an LSS Project
  • Understanding the Customer Voice (VOC) and Defining a Process
    • Managing the Customer Experience, Kano’s Model
  • Measure – Making Sense out of Data using Graphical and Measurement Tools
    • Planning for Data Collection, Graphical Analysis of Data, Pareto Charts, Histograms
  • Measurement System Analysis
    • How to Set Up, Conduct and Perform a Measurement System Analysis
  • Analysing the Causes of Poor Performance
    • Techniques for Identifying Potential Causes of Variation
  • Techniques for Narrowing the Focus
    • Data Collection and Sampling Considerations
  • Drawing Conclusions From Sampled Data
    • Elements of the “Analyse” and “Improve” Phases of DMAIC
  • Improving the Process and Work Flow
    • Reducing Setup and Changeover Times using SMED
  • Lean Six Sigma Mini-Project: Applying the Tools
    • Simulate A Process
    • Controlling Process Performance / Realizing and Holding the Gains
    • DMAIC Summary – Putting it All Together
  • Review of the Lean Six Sigma Master Strategy and Key Principles
  • DMAIC Phase Tollgates and Completion Checklists
  • Building a DMAIC Tools Memory Jogger
The topics in this course description are a cross section of the aspects covered in the LSS Black Belt Program.

Course Details

Duration: A 4-week program with a break between weeks 1 – 2 and 3 – 4

Funding for training may be available to eligible organisations through the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) Grants Program. To determine if you are eligible and for more information, details are available here

Who should attend: Designed specifically for all those who wish to become practitioners of the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tool set, and those who will be leading LSS projects within an organisation

Prerequisite: Participants are expected to have management sponsorship and a project selected prior to attending the course. Projects will be worked on over the duration of the course and should be completed within a reasonable timeframe, typically near the end of the training but no longer than 6 months after the start of the course

Accreditation: LSS Black Belt (after all 4 weeks and course assessments have been  successfully completed)

Trainer: Dr Mark Kiemele, President and Co-founder of Air Academy Associates and past professor at the USAF Academy

Please note: this course will run subject to sufficient numbers

Terms and conditions

How to register for this course

Simply fill out one of the below Course Registration Forms and return via email to [email protected]

Contact us

For more information on our courses or for general enquires please complete this form. Alternatively you can contact us via the following contact information:

Babcock Training Academy

Level 9
70 Franklin Street
Adelaide SA 5000

tel: +61 8 8440 1498