Lean and Six Sigma (DMAIC) Certification Program

Lean Six Sigma (DMAIC) Certification Program

Presented by TMG

A 7-month project-driven program with 88 training hours completed in-person/virtual in Hampton Roads, VA  over 12 days and based on the ASQ Body of Knowledge. Class registrations include on-site plant tours, guest speakers, monthly tollgate reviews, TMG Master Black Belt and Operations Officer project coaching, lunch, refreshments, and tons of training materials, including a 12-month Minitab subscription (a $900 value). Return on investment ~$100k based on the direction of candidate Leadership.
Registration fee: $10,000.

Lean Six Sigma Certification Program Testimonial

NOVEMBER 13, 2020
Seating is only limited to the first 16 Candidates

Program Timeline

Aligns the leadership team with candidate expectations. Review program objectives, overview, expectations, and requirements. Identify project and project selection, and candidate selection.

Candidates and sponsors meet together to review program objectives, expectations, requirements, identify project, develop charters. Begin training modules.

View below to view the course syllabus, modules, and objectives.

*Define/Measure/Facilitation/Charter Approval (4 days) and subsequent sessions (2 days each).

Final exam (4 hours, 100 questions) and preparation for final report, including one-on-one reviews of Project Presentations. Final report out from each candidate, summary project report on projects and course. Graduation & presentation of Certificates.

Executive Education & Planning Session

2 Hours | Scheduled prior to Orientation

Orientation & Project Charter Preparation

1 Day | December 2020

Define/Measure/ Analyze/Improve/ Control

2 Day/Month | Begins January 2021

Exam, Final Report, Graduation

3.5 Days | June 2021

Course Syllabus

  • Learning Objectives
    • Program Objectives & Overview
    • Expectations & Requirements
    • Project Identification and Selection
    • Candidate Selection
  • Learning Objectives
    • Program Objectives & Overview
    • Expectations & Requirements
    • Project Identification and Selection
    • Charter Development
    • Project Management
  • Training Modules
    • Orientation / Define Module 1 – Introduction
    • Orientation / Define Module 2 – Project Selection
    • Orientation / Define Module 3 – Planning Tools SIPOC
  • Learning Objectives
    • Define customers, requirements, and expectations
    • Finalize problem statement, goals, and business benefits
    • Define resources and assign process improvement team members
    • Identify process inputs and outputs
    • Establish baseline metrics
    • Finalize the Charter
  • Training Modules
    • Define Module 4 – LSS Overview
    • Define Module 5 – Problem Solving
    • Define Module 6 – Management Tools
    • Define Module 7 – Performance Metrics
    • Define / Facilitation Module 8 – Team Facilitation and Project Management
  • Learning Objectives
    • Understand the current process
    • Develop a detailed process map
    • Validate the measurement system
    • Collect data
    • Determine current performance/process capability
  • Training Modules
    • Measure Module 9 – Data Collection
    • Measure Module 10 – Quality Tools
    • Measure Module11 – Minitab Introduction
    • Measure Module 12 – Mapping
    • Measure Module 13 – Probability Statistics
    • Measure Module 14 – Capability
    • Measure Module 15 – Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Learning Objectives
    • Confirm performance objectives
    • Idea generation
    • Graphical analyses
    • Statistical analyses
    • Identify sources of variation
  • Training Modules
    • Module 16 – Idea Generation
    • Module 17 – Graphical Analysis
    • Module 18 – Statistical Analysis
  • Learning Objectives
    • Develop potential solutions
    • Assess failure modes of potential solutions
    • Validate potential improvement
    • Correct / Re-evaluate potential solution
  • Training Modules
    • Module 19 – 5S and Visual Management
    • Module 20 – Mistake Proofing
    • Module 21 – Design of Experiments
    • Module 22 – Fractional Factorial DOEs
    • Module 23 – Validate and Implement Solutions
  • Learning Objectives
    • Develop standards and procedures
    • Define monitoring and control system
    • Determine process capability
    • Integrate solutions into daily work processes
    • Finalize documentation
  • Training Modules
    • Module 24 – Statistical Process Control and Control Charting
    • Module 25 – Standard Work
    • Module 26 – Total Productive Maintenance
    • Module 27 – Control Plans
    • Module 28 – Project Closure
  • Final Exam for Candidates (4hrs – 100 Questions)
  • One-on-one reviews of Project Presentations
  • Final Project Reports from each LSS Candidate
  • Summary Report on Projects and Course
  • Graduation – Presentation of Certificates

TMG Lean Six Sigma (DMAIC) Certification Process

  • 100% attendance to 6 LSS DMAIC Process training sessions (11 days total)
  • One Phase of DMAIC Process/month
  • Project Completion accepted by Candidate Leadership
  • Four hours / 100 questions

Meet the Instructors

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Doug Smith Bio

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Dale Davis Bio

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Mike McBride Bio


How much does the certification program cost?

TMG’s Lean Six Sigma (DMAIC) Certification Program costs $10,000 per candidate to attend.

Where will the program be held?

This certification program will be held in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia. Since our program includes Plant Tours and guest speakers, the actual location of the sessions may rotate in the local area. Details will be shared with the candidates as the program begins.  Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, we are also offering the option to join virtually via Zoom. For any of our in-person sessions/meetings, we will take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and provide a safe environment for our candidates and instructors.

Do I need to attend every session?

In short, the answer is yes. In order to get complete the program, we require that the candidate(s) are able to attend all 6 LSS DMAIC Process training sessions (11 days total). In the Executive Leadership Education and Planning Session, we work with the executive and managerial leaders as well as the students to reiterate the importance of the candidate’s attendance at all the sessions.

Will I receive ASQ Certification?

Although this curriculum is based on the ASQ Body of Knowledge, it does not include the ASQ Exam or Green Belt/Black Belt Certification.  TMG’s Lean Six Sigma (DMAIC) Certification Program will prepare candidates to pass the ASQ Exams which are offered at regional testing sites for an additional fee.