Congratulations on your decision to seek LSS Black Belt “Certification”! Your completion of the Baylor LSS Black Belt Training Course is noteworthy as Baylor provides a rigorous, demanding, and personalized LSS Black Belt training program. Our goal is to ensure that our graduates are recognized in the LSS community as expert practitioners who are sought after for their skills and capabilities.
Why take on a “Certification Project”?
Taking on project “certification” not only reinforces these high standards (people learn best by “doing), but is personally and professionally rewarding.
It is a win for the student as they receive a “certification”, fully demonstrating their proficiency in LSS DMAIC methodology. Certification also increases their desirability by employers and potentially increases their salary.
It is a win for their employer as project results can be tied to financials (e.g. revenue generation, cost avoidance, cost savings), operational benefits (e.g. time saved, complexity reduction, steps eliminated, square footage saved, distance traveled), and other benefits (e.g. employee satisfaction, customer/patient satisfaction, staff satisfaction).
What is a “Certification Project”?
Lean Six Sigma DMAIC “Gated projects” are formally chartered projects requiring review and approval at each of the five tollgates (DMAIC) to maintain project control. Generally, gated projects are large, complex problems that must use data to solve the problem. A project Belt cannot move to the next phase of the project until the phase questions are appropriately answered to the Project Sponsor and passes a technical review from a Master Black Belt.