Dr. Mikel J Harry SSMI Lean Six Sigma BLACK BELT Training and Certification (CLSSBB)


  • The SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification program is the purest form of Black Belt training available in the world personally designed and delivered by the Principal Architect of Six Sigma and National Best-selling Author Dr. Mikel J Harry (
  • SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BoK) was developed with years of research and contains over 1500+ videos and hundreds of resources for participants to obtain mastery on Lean Six Sigma. The content is constantly updated by a panel of experts lead by Dr Mikel J Harry and aligned to ISO 13053-1, ISO 13053-2 standards on Six Sigma.
  • SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program is the only avenue in the world for an individual to obtain their Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification directly from Dr. Mikel J Harry SSMI, USA
  • The program is available on both Online (using MindPro® training system) and Blended delivery methods.
  • The program is designed to suit both manufacturing/industrial & service/commercial sectors.
  • Program also contains additional training on Minitab, JMP and Excel statistical software applications.
  • The SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program-of-Study is intended to develop technical & business leaders that are capable of propelling their respective organization toward best-in-class status by reducing cost, improving cycle times, eliminating defects & variation and significantly increasing customer satisfaction.
  • Black Belts are highly trained practitioners who possess the technical knowledge and skills that are necessary to facilitate breakthrough imrpovements in key processes that support the overall business aims and operational goals of an enterprise.
  • Most of today's Lean Six Sigma programs are delivered by the 6th or 7th generation of practitioners, which has lead to inconsistency in program delivery and misinterpretation. In contrast, SSMI Lean Six Sigma program provides participants the correct understanding of the foundations and underlyining principals governing the subject.

The World's First set of Black Belts trained by Dr. Mikel J Harry, Co-founder of Six Sigma three decades ago. Also in the picture standing in centre in the second row, then Motorola CEO, Bob Galvin


The body of knowledge associated with this program-of-study is organized into three primary segments; namely, Global Concepts, General Practices and Technical Practices. In terms of structure, each program segment is comprised of core topics. In turn, the topics are defined by competency-based training modules, where each module is comprised of instructional steps. Segment and topic titles are as follows:


Global Concepts

  • Training Orientation
  • Breakthrough Vision
  • Business Principles
  • Process Management
  • Installation Guidelines
  • Application Projects

General Practices

  • Value Focus
  • Lean Practices
  • Quality Tools
  • Basic Statistics
  • Continuous Capability
  • Discrete Capability

Technical Practices

  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Control Methods
  • Parametric Methods
  • Chi-Square Methods
  • Survey Methods
  • Nonparametric Methods
  • Experimental Methods
  • DFSS Methods
  • Measurement Analysis
  • Digital Training Project

Program Syllabus


(mandatory for certain geographic locations of SSMI)

  • Lean Six Sigma Historical Brief
  • Value Stream Mapping & Introduction to Mixed model VSM
  • Introduction to iGrafx
  • Excel & Minitab macros
  • Introduction to ISO 18404: 2015, ISO 13053-1: 2015 & ISO 13053:2: 2015
  • Warranty analysis
  • Control Charts – Additional topics
  • Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP)
  • Metrics conversion
  • Ideation Tools
  • QNS Reporting
  • Lean Six Sigma deployment planning
  • Advance 6S Workplace organization method
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Forecasting methods – Qualitative & Quantitative
  • Hoshin Kanri / Strategic planning

SSMI® BoK is available fully Online using MindPro® Learning management system platform to be accessed from anywhere 24 X 7

About Mindpro


To obtain your SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB) credential, you are required to complete the following two requirements.

  • Completion of online Knowledge Assessments at the end of each module
  • The SSMI® Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Programme is structured with 21 comprehensive modules for participants to complete.
  • Each module comprises of an open book Knowledge assessment that needs be completed at the end of each module.
  • Each module assessment comprises of 12 to 102 questions which participants need to score more than 70%
  • Participants are provided 3 free attempts to complete each knowledge assessment and there's no time limit or an order to complete each assessment.
  • You can take your exam anytime of the day or year based on your convenience from anywhere in the world
  • All knowledge assessments are conducted using a dedicated SSMI® testing website
  • Completion of Digital Training Project Assessment AND Submission of Live Project based on Project Story Board (While Digital Training Project Assessment is mandatory for all SSMI regions, Live Project Submission is mandatory for certain geographic locations of SSMI)
  • Participants need to execute a digital training project contained within MindPro®. post formal training and have to complete the training project assessment
  • The Digital Training Project assessment comprises of 232 questions and the pass mark is 70%
  • The simulated project provides each candidate with the opportunity to exercise all the key tools and methods, yet done so in the context of a life-like DMAIC project. In this way, candidates are able to practice their new skills in a controlled environment and then be evaluated on their efforts prior to being made responsible for the execution of a live on-the-job value-centric project.
  • Participants are provided 3 free attempts to complete the Project assessment and there's no time limit for the assessment.
  • You can take your exam anytime of the day or year based on your convenience from anywhere in the world
  • Digital project assessment is conducted using a dedicated SSMI® testing website


  • Access to Dr Mikel J Harry SSMI® Black Belt Body of Knowledge for period of one whole year consisiting of 1500+ videos designed and delivered by Dr.Mikel J Harry
  • Additional training on Minitab, JMP and Excel statistical software
  • Hard copy of the Training Slides
  • Forty plus method documents
  • Excel Simulators
  • Tool documents
  • Concept documents
  • Ability to purchase SigmaXL and Minitab at discounted rate
  • Free Minitab 18 Trial for 30 days
  • Access to 'Ask Dr Harry' portal
  • Project mentoring sessions (on request)
  • Access to free Webinars conducted by SSMI

Upon completion of the training Participant shall receive:

  • Program Qualification Letter from SSMI, USA (delivered electronically upon completion of all module exams)
  • Program Proficiency Letter and Black Belt Program Completion Certificate from SSMI, USA (delivered electronically upon completion of Digital Training Project Assesment. You can also order printed versions of the certificates at an additional fee)


  • Basic arithmetic skills are essential (i.e., be able to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and work with fractions and decimals). Basic computer skills are also essential. In this context, a rudimentary understanding of Excel is highly recommended, but not essential. Furthermore, a most rudimentary understanding of algebra is a plus, but not required.
  • Generally speaking, the successful completion of any undergraduate degree program will likely support the academic demands of this program.
  • Previous knowledge and understanding on Lean Six Sigma application can be helpful.
  • We strongly recommend our program to already certified Black Belts to undertake our program to calibrate themselves against the original Black Belt program content that was used to generate individuals in top corporates making billions of dollar savings.
  • You may try taking up our Free readiness assessment available at if you feel necessary (this is not mandatory)


  • The program is offered at pricing suitable for each geographical region in the world, taking in to consideration its Consumer Price Index and we have appointed regional representatives to assist you with the registration process.
  • We also offer discounted corporate pricing for organisations, universities, consultancy firms enrolling 10 or more candidates.
  • SSMI® Lean Six Sigma BoK is designed and delivered by the world's leading authority and Co-founder of Six Sigma whi is also the founder of the original Black Belt Certification system and DMAIC methodology. Hence we strongly believe, there is no accrediation body that is qualified to validate our content or the certification process on Six Sigma. We would like to also reiterate, Dr Mikel J Harry has not endorsed or liaised with any of the orgnisations offerring Six Sigma program accreditation as a product or a service and was not involved or have endorsed any of the standards published under Six Sigma or Lean.


The Black Belt program of study consist of approximately 160+ hours of training videos and content that can be completed within four to six months of online or blended study. However, participants can take up to 12 months to complete their programme.

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