The ASQ Master Black Belt (CSSMBB) certification is a mark of excellence and is intended for individuals who possess exceptional experience and knowledge in current industry practice. Their leadership skills are notable, they are innovative, they have a strong commitment to practicing quality and continuous improvement. PXS presents the following course to achieve national certification and also prepares students for the American Society for Quality international certification exam.


A. Strategic plan development

B. Strategic plan alignment

  • Strategic implementation goals
  • Project alignment with strategic plan
  • Project alignment with business objectives

C. Deployment of six sigma systems

  • Governance (quality councils or process leadership teams)
  • Assessment (maturity models and organizational readiness)
  • Resource planning (identify candidates and costs/benefits)
  • Resource development (train and coach)
  • Execution (deliver on project results)
  • Measure and improve the system (drive improvement into the systems, multiphase planning)

D. Six sigma methodologies

  • DFSS
  • Lean
  • Business systems and process management

E. Opportunities for improvement

  • Project identification
  • Project qualification
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Intervention techniques
  • Creativity and innovation tools

F. Risk analysis of projects and the pipeline

  • Risk management
  • Pipeline creation
  • Pipeline management

G. Organizational design

  • Systems thinking
  • Organizational maturity and culture
  • Organizational culture change techniques

H. Organizational commitment

  • Techniques to gain commitment
  • Necessary organizational structure for deployment
  • Communications with management
  • Change management

I. Organizational finance and business performance metrics

  • Financial measures
  • Business performance measures
  • Project cash flow
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act

A. Data gathering

B. Internal organizational challenges

  • Organizational dynamics
  • Intervention styles
  • Interdepartmental conflicts

C. Executive and team leadership roles

  • Executive leadership roles
  • Leadership for implementation

A. Project execution

  • Cross-functional project assessment
  • Executive and mid-level management engagement
  • Project prioritization

B. Project oversight and management

  • Project management principles
  • Measurement
  • Monitoring
  • Project status communication
  • Supply/Demand management
  • Corrective action

C. Project management infrastructure
• Governance methods and tools
• Performance measurement

D. Project financial tools
• Budgets and forecasts
• Costing concepts

A. Training needs analysis

B. Training plans

C. Training materials and curriculum development
• Adult learning theory
• Integration
• Training delivery

D. Training effectiveness evaluation

A. Mentoring champions, change agents, and executives
• Project reviews
• Project sizing
• Communications
• Feedback

B. Mentoring black belts and green belts
• Individuals
• Technical reviews
• Team facilitation and meeting management

C. Mentoring non-belt employees

A. Measurement systems analysis (MSA)
• Propagation of errors
• Attribute (discrete) measurement systems
• Variables (continuous) measurement systems
• Process capability for non-normal data

B. Measuring and modeling relationships between variables
• Autocorrelation and forecasting
• Multiple regression analysis
• Logistic regression analysis
• Model fitting for non-linear parameters
• General linear models (GLM)
• Components of variation
• Simulation
• Linear programming
• Reliability modeling
• Qualitative analysis

C. Design of experiments (DOE)
• Factor analysis
• Complex blocking structures
• Other DOE approaches

D. Automated process control (APC) and statistical process control (SPC)


Execute strategic continuous improvement projects to high levels in organizations, in addition to efficiently delegating tasks that can execute black belt according to the defined planning using the concepts of Six Sigma, Lean methodology and more global industry strategies in conjunction with the use of technological tools.


Strategic personnel who direct large-scale improvement projects in the company or in its different headquarters or branches, are professionals who direct black belts.


Can this course be taught in person?

Yes, we can teach this course at your company facilities in person, you can contact us at:

How many sessions can I miss?

Due to the duration of the course, it is advisable to miss a maximum of 3 sessions.

What programs should I have installed?

  • MS Teams for virtual classes
  • PDF reader (Adobe Acrobat or PDF Expert)
  • Excel

Participants will have access to the PXS online platform where they can download templates, upload assignments and take quizzes and obtain their grade immediately in order to improve the learning process.


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