ASI 1Y Black Belt In Lean Six Sigma (LSS)

ASI Description

Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (LSS) demonstrates professional excellence and good judgment, the exhibition of outstanding abilities in team leadership, and understanding of team dynamics and assignment of team member roles and responsibilities. Black Belts in Lean Six Sigma have a thorough understanding of and can use all aspects of the traditional Lean Six Sigma methodology of Define, Measure Analyze, Implement and Control (DMAIC) and the Design for Lean Six Sigma (DFLSS), and use tools in accordance with Lean Six Sigma principles. They are responsible for leading the project team, including assigned LSS Green Belts, to deliver value and benefits defined in business transformation impacts. They possess basic knowledge of lean enterprise concepts, identify non-value-added elements and activities and use specific tools. In addition they perform Green Belt coaching and or training, as required.

 

ATTENTION:  HQDA is responsible for setting Army standards for ASI certifications of Green Belt (1X), Black Belt (1Y), and Master Black Belt (1Z). Certification standards are required to ensure standardization of LSS practices across the Army. Soldiers who complete the LSS program through a third party accredited agency and would like to obtain the equivalent Army ASI must complete the requirements outlined in para 7.5 of the Army Lean Six Sigma Deployment Guidebook, Version 5.0, dated 14 January 2011.

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In Demand

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Skill Level

The Skill Level reflects the level, based on MOS training and/or experience, the Soldier should be the most prepared to successfully earn the credential. See the Table Legend for details about each level.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

Mandatory

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Proponent Funded

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CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

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Gap Analysis

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Gap Analysis

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GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) is a professional who can explain Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools. Certified Six Sigma Black Belts demonstrate team leadership, understand team dynamics and assign team member roles and responsibilities. CSSBB candidates have a thorough understanding of all aspects of the define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) model in accordance with Six Sigma principles. Candidates have a basic knowledge of lean enterprise concepts, are able to identify non-value-added elements and activities and are able to use specific tools. CSSBB candidates must have two completed projects with signed affidavits or one completed project with signed affidavit and three years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge. Candidates do not need to be a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt to qualify for the CSSBB. Candidates must pass a written examination.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC), Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (ICBB) credential is for the professional who knows the Lean Six Sigma Methodology and leads complex improvement projects, typically full-time. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt demonstrates a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Method including a high-level of competence in the subject matters contained within the phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC). A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt implements, performs, interprets, and applies Lean Six Sigma at an advanced level of proficiency. Candidates must pass a written exam.

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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