1. Courses & Projects

How do I complete a Black Belt Project?

In this article, we’ll review the Project Completion Process for our Black Belt with Project Completion course.

We offer three versions of our Black Belt Training & Certification course:

  • Level 1 - Black Belt Training & Certification - No Project
  • Level 2 - Black Belt Training & Certification - With Project Completion
  • Level 3 - Black Belt Training & Certification - With Project Completion and 1-on-1 Project Coaching

 

As a note, completing a Black Belt Project is highly recommended as a part of your Black Belt Training!

 

For our level 2 or 3 courses, you’ll be required to complete a real Black Belt Project at your place of work as part of the course to earn certification.

 

The Project Completion courses consist of 4 components:

 

When starting one of our Black Belt with Project Completion courses, you’ll download our Black Belt Project Selection Tool template, watch a webinar and how to select a Black Belt Project, and then complete and submit a Black Belt Project Selection Tool file in our system for review by one of our Master Black Belt coaches.

 

Once your Black Belt Project Selection Tool is approved, the Training & Certification modules in your course will be unlocked, and you’ll begin your training.

 

While completing the Training & Certification modules, you’ll simultaneously be working on your Black Belt Project by downloading and completing the Black Belt Project Storyboard template in the “Additional Resources” section of your course.

 

Once you’ve completed all of your Training & Certification modules as well as your Black Belt Project, you’ll then submit your completed Black Belt Project Storyboard file for review by one of our Master Black Belt coaches.

 

Once your storyboard is approved, you’ll complete and submit your Black Belt Narrative, which is a simple written reflection of your project that is no more than 1,000 words. It can be in the form of a Microsoft Word document.

 

Your narrative should focus on describing:

  • The Problem
  • What You Discovered
  • The Solutions
  • The Results

 

To add a personal touch, consider answering the following questions as well:

  • What went well with your project?
  • What didn’t work well with your project?
  • What did you learn from your project?
  • What concept or tool from Lean Six Sigma was most impactful to you and why?

 

Once your narrative is reviewed and approved, you’ll earn your Black Belt Certificate!

 

As a note: You can have 3 submissions per item, meaning that you can submit your Project Selection Tool, Project Storyboard, and Narrative up to 3 times each. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the completion of your Black Belt Project, or simply need support from a Master Black Belt, please feel free to reach out to us sucess@goleansixsigma.com. We’re always happy to help!

 

Happy Problem-Solving!