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Lean Six Sigma (LSS)

"The lack of initial Six Sigma emphasis in the non-manufacturing areas was a mistake that cost Motorola at least $5 billion over a four year period." -- Bob Gavin, former CEO of Motorola

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is designed for highly motivated, visionary professionals focused on career advancement.  The Friday/Saturday format is designed to allow busy professionals time to schedule travel and important meetings as well as work with customers, clients and teams. Professionals from entrepreneurial startups, not-for-profits, healthcare, government and education will find this training enhances their problem-solving and critical thinking skills for strategic advantage and provide comprehensive knowledge of process management concepts and tools.

Are all LSS x-belt certification programs the same?  No! Most focus exclusively on Six Sigma and manufacturing.  Some include aspects of lean.  Others compromise content and quality.  Our program fully integrates Lean, Theory of Constraints and Six Sigma.  It includes examples from healthcare, software development & testing, purchasing, non-profits and the services industry in addition to manufacturing.  When training participants from the software industry, the capability maturity model (CMM) is also covered and compared to Lean Six Sigma.  As a result, no matter what environment you work in, our comprehensive training program prepares you to successfully lead process improvement initiatives as well as pass the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt exams.  We encourage you to examine the competition.  Look at their materials, talk to their trainers.  Then visit us.  The differences will be obvious.  Compared to other competing programs locally, our LSS program provides you with:

  • a royalty-free single-user license to use Certified Success' Lean Six Sigma project management toolkit of Excel templates for a period of two years
  • a less expensive (see costs below), higher quality Green and Black Belt program due to the fact that most of the dollars collected from you go directly to paying the best trainers, not several layers of administrative overhead
  • instruction by trainers who have expertise in both manufacturing and transactional environments
  • a more convenient schedule for working professionals with the exact same number of contact hours as other local programs.  Our program meets the second Friday and Saturday of each month rather than for an entire work week each month for 4 months or even worse, two evenings a week for eight months.
  • instruction that explicitly ties topics covered in the training to ASQ's Green Belt and Black Belt certification exam and prepares participants to pass this nationally recognized exam
  • access to Certified Success'  Online Test Review System with 300 self-test questions designed to prepare you for ASQ's Six Sigma certification exams
  • regular assessments via self-test exercises and onlineam Trainingam Morningpm Trainingpm Trainingpm Afternoonpm Trainingpm Afternoonpm Training quizzes
  • an opportunity for those who are interested to practice their training skills

Each of the following training courses are offered both as public courses and on-site training.  The prices below are for a single participant attending one of our public courses and the dates below are for upcoming public events.  Events are held the second Friday and Saturday of each month.  Even though the number of contact days is less than local competing programs, the number of contact hours is the same since the number of hours of training each day is 2 hours more. 

  • 1 Day LSS Awareness Training ($300, Sept. 8, 2006)
  • 2 Day LSS Champion Training ($600, Sept. 8 & 9, 2006)
  • 3 Day LSS White Belt Training ($900, Sept. 8, Sept. 9, & Oct. 13, 2006)
  • 4 Day LSS Yellow Belt Training ($1400, Sept. 8 Sept. 9, Oct. 13, Oct. 14, & Nov. 10, 2006)
  • 8 Day LSS Green Belt Training ($2500, Sept. 8 Sept. 9, Oct. 13, Oct. 14, & Nov. 10, Nov. 11, Dec. 8, & Dec. 9 , 2006)
  • 16 Day LSS Black Belt Training ($4500, Sept. 8 Sept. 9, Oct. 13, Oct. 14, & Nov. 10, Nov. 11, Dec. 8, & Dec. 9 , 2006 and Jan. 12, Jan. 13, Feb. 9, Feb. 10, Mar. 9, Mar. 10, Apr. 13 & Apr. 14, 2007)
  • LSS Master Black Belt which consists of
    • Black Belt (16 days) 
    • 2 Day Train-the-Trainer ($500, TBA)
    • 2 Day Learning Dynamics for Instructors ($500, TBA)
    • 2 Day Project Management for Lean Six Sigma ($450, TBA)
    • 2 Day Advanced Statistical Theory ($600, TBA)
  • 4 Day Design for Six Sigma ($1600, March 7-10, 2007)

Training starts at 8 am and ends by 6:00 pm.  The daily schedule is as follows:



 8:00 am - 10:00 am Training Block I
10:00 am - 10:15 am Morning Break
10:15 am - 12:00 pm Training Block II
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch (on your own)
 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Training Block III
 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Break I 
 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm Training Block IV
 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Afternoon Break II
 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Training Block V