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We are an Accredited Training Organization with the IASSC

Certified as an Accredited Training Organization with the International Association of Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).

"The IASSC Accredited Training Organization (ATO) designation validates Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc. has demonstrated adequate management systems, courseware with a high degree of correlation to the subject matter contained in the IASSC Bodies of Knowledge, delivery schema consistent with such content and highly qualified instructors."

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What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a management approach that focuses on improving performance through the elimination of waste and defects.

The combination of Six Sigma tools and methods with the lean manufacturing/ enterprise philosophy is called lean manufacturing. It aims to eliminate waste in terms of time, talent, and physical resources. Lean Six Sigma is a philosophy that teaches any resource use that does not create value to the customer should be considered wasteful and eliminated.

What are The Lean Six Sigma Belt Levels?

Lean Six Sigma certification is available at different levels depending on the training. The International Association for Six Sigma Certification, a globally recognized organization, conducts the testing and training for Lean Six Sigma certification. Similar to martial arts levels, the certification levels are divided by belts:

  • White Belt. The first level of Lean Six Sigma Certification aims to give trainees a basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma methodologies, including but not restricted to process improvement, variance, eliminating negative impacts on process performance, and deciding which roles specific team member should play.
  • Yellow Belt. The Yellow Belt builds on the White Belt course to provide a more comprehensive and detailed understanding of Lean Six Sigma methods.
  • Green Belt. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a course that focuses on applying the methods taught in the White Belt and Yellow Belt courses. Green Belt courses teach trainees how to plan and chart the roles that individuals play within Lean Six Sigma Teams, as well as how to use statistical tools to test processes.
  • Black Belt. This belt certifies trainees as experts on the principles and philosophy of Lean Six Sigma. These people are known as change agents who offer training and provide thought leadership to complex team projects. Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are also responsible for training and coaching Green Belt project managers.
  • Master Black Belt. This final belt in the Lean Six Sigma certification program teaches students how to perform multiple regression, calculate size for experiments and describe different types process optimization. The MBB is, in a nutshell, the pinnacle for Lean Six Sigma certification. According to IASSC the Master Black Belt exam is a closed-book, proctored test with 150 questions that takes approximately four hours to complete.

What Is the Salary of a Lean Six Sigma Belt in Albuquerque, New Mexico?

As of June 26, 2023 the average Six Sigma Black Belt wage in Albuquerque is 123,100, but it typically ranges between 105,500 to 132,500. Salary ranges vary greatly depending on many factors including education, certifications, extra skills, years of experience in your field. Salary.com offers more compensation data in real time than any other website.

Why Get Certified Albuquerque, New Mexico?

Six Sigma not only helps you reduce waste, but it also helps you further leverage effective processes. With formal training, you will learn how to utilize resources to achieve maximum effectiveness using your current business processes. 

A Six Sigma certification helps professionals improve their subject matter expertise, which increases their chance to attract employers and raises their income. This professional certification oversees cost reduction, production improvement, and contributing to better outcomes.

What are certification advantages in Albuquerque, New Mexico?

Albuquerque boasts an abundance of industries, such as healthcare, technology, government, retail, finance, and hospitality, that all require Lean Six Sigma professionals to optimize processes and reduce costs. All these sectors have shown increased interest in hiring those equipped with these skills to help improve processes and reduce expenses.

Higher Earning Potential: Lean Six Sigma certified professionals usually make more than their non-certified counterparts, according to a recent study by Indeed, which estimated the annual average salary of Lean Six Sigma Green Belts in Albuquerque as $92,000 per year.

Lean Six Sigma certification can increase job opportunities: Lean Six Sigma certification can set you apart from competitors and secure better employment in Albuquerque, with many employers preferring or even requiring Lean Six Sigma credentials for certain roles.

Career Advancement: Lean Six Sigma certification can help advance your career and take you into more senior roles. Many companies provide Lean Six Sigma programs as part of employee development plans.

Who has adopted Six Sigma in Albuquerque, New Mexico?

Sandia National Laboratories: Based out of Albuquerque and employing over 10,000 individuals, Sandia National Laboratories utilizes Lean Six Sigma methodologies to streamline processes and cut costs across several areas – manufacturing, engineering, and research among them.

University of New Mexico Hospital: As New Mexico’s largest hospital, University of New Mexico Hospital employs Lean Six Sigma techniques to improve patient care while cutting costs; for instance, Lean Six Sigma was utilized to reduce emergency department patient length of stays by nearly 40%!

Intel: As one of the world’s premier semiconductor manufacturers with facilities located in Albuquerque, Intel utilizes Lean Six Sigma to streamline its manufacturing processes and reduce costs; for instance, using it to decrease defect levels on semiconductor chips produced.

Lean Six Sigma Training Albuquerque, New Mexico

Public and Onsite Lean Six Sigma Training Albuquerque, New Mexico? Accredited by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).

Our Lean Six Sigma Training Albuquerque courses are full of Games, Videos, Simulations, and other active learning. We will be using engaging learning tools like LEGOs, Paper Helicopters and Catapults to learn the Importance of Statistics and Data when Solving a Process problem. You will learn Powerful Root Cause Analysis Tools. We will be using Minitab as a statistical analysis tool throughout the course. The instructors will keep you engaged and excited!

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We use the LEAN Lego Airplane game by Visionary Products to show the power of the LEAN methodology and concepts like Flow, Pull and 5S Visual Management.

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We use simulations to show the students how important it is to have GOOD DATA and how to verify that that the data they use to analyze the process is good data.

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We show the students powerful ways to “discover” what is happening in their process like Quick Change Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping.

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We visit high schools to show them the power of LEAN and Six Sigma through tools like the Statapult (Statistics Catapult).

Lean Six Sigma Certification Options

Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more detail on our different certification options.

We hope to see you in one of our classes!

What our Clients Have to Say 

I received my Lean Six Sigma Green belt from Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc.. The class was a mix of traditional in person students (that were in the classroom physically) and virtual students (who were signed in via GoToMeeting) and was engaging every day of class.

I also chose to complete a lean six sigma project (versus taking the IASSC Certification Examination) to get my certificate, and I had the help of the team at SSDSI all the way through. I plan to attend the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training very soon!

Cory Bergfalk

Biochemist, Merck

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Residence Inn by Marriott Albuquerque Airport

This Albuquerque hotel in New Mexico features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. The airport is only 15 minutes away. Each suite has a fully equipped kitchenette. Each suite offers free Wi-Fi and includes a dining room, cable TV, and a private bathroom. Each morning, a large breakfast is served. Albuquerques North Residence Inn is also within walking distance of more than 10 restaurants. Residence Inn is located less than one mile from Far North Shopping Center.

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City of Albuquerque

Albuquerque is recognized as being one of the nation’s most diverse cities. Its ethnic diversity can be seen in its architecture and artwork, in cultural centers, in its cuisine. Albuquerque is the cultural capital for the Southwest because it’s a city full of customs and traditions.

  • Albuquerque enjoys blue skies and sunshine for 310 days of the year. This makes it a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and an ideal place to attend outdoor sporting events, concerts, and festivals.
  • Breakfast burritos are said to have been invented at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (r) in 1970s.
  • Sandia Mountains, located on the east side of the city, rise more than 10,600 ft in height and change to a watermelon-pink color at sunset.
  • Albuquerque is home to more than a dozen museums, a historic Old Town with more than 150 stores, restaurants, and galleries.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are the courses designed as preparation for the IASSC exams or for individuals wanting to get a better understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology?

Our course is designed to produce effective practitioners of Lean Six Sigma. Our Lean Six Sigma Training Albuquerque classes are focused on the completion of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt project for certification. We are not a “boot camp” for the IASSC test. If your goal is to take the IASSC test (as is the goal of many of our clients), then let us know and we will point you to resources, along with our course, that will prepare you for the IASSC test.

Are your courses more geared towards LEAN or Six Sigma? How would you differentiate the two?

Our course in geared towards both Lean and Six Sigma. The difference between the two methodologies are:

  • The goal of Six Sigma is to eliminate defects, thereby improving quality and efficiency, by optimizing and improving all business processes.
  • The goal of Lean is to cut out wasteful steps in the creation of a product so that only steps that directly add value to the customer are taken thereby streamlining the process.

Our course teaches the core tools of both methodologies. We practice the Pareto concept in the development and delivery of our curriculum. What this means is we teach the 20% of the tools that are used 80% of the time. This allows us to shorten our class delivery time to five days. For the other 80% of the tools, we give you references (articles, tutorials, etc.).

What is the deadline to complete the Lean Six Sigma project?

If you choose to complete the project option for certification, you are required to complete the project in no more than six (6) months from the last day of your class. We (SSDSI) will mentor you for up to six (6) months from the last day of your course. The project mentorship is included in the price you paid to attend the course.

Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more information.

If you choose to take the IASSC test for your certification option, what is the deadline to take the IASSC test (once you have completed the course)?

If you choose to take the IASSC test for your certification option, there is no deadline to take the IASSC test after completion of our course. We suggest that that you wait no more than two weeks to complete the test so that the information you learned in class is still fresh in your mind.

If you choose to take the IASSC test, we will still offer mentorship of the project (or up to six (6) months from the last day of your course).

Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more information.

If we decide to take the IASSC exam, will you supply us with resources we need to study from for the test?

Yes. In your Lean Six Sigma Training Albuquerque class, we will give you the extra resources to study in preparation for the IASSC examination.

What are the prerequisites to take the five (5) day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course?

In order to take the 5 day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course you must presently be certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt by either the IASSC (international Association for Six Sigma Certification), the ASQ (American Society for Quality) or SSDSI (our firm, Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc.). See Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course Prerequisites for more information.

If you are not certified by one of these three sources, and you have required prerequisite Lean Six Sigma Green Belt knowledge, then you can take the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt test through the IASSC for $295. When you pass the test, you will then meet our prerequisite. See Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course Prerequisites for more information.

If you presently do not have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and your goal is to become a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you can choose our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program.

I see you offer public Green Belt courses followed by a Black Belt course in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program. Is there a discount If a person registers for both classes?

We offer a 10% discount for three (3) or more employees registered from the same organization in the same class. If less than three employees registered from the same organization in the same class for both classes (the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt class and the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt class) the total cost would be $5,998.

See the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program for more information.

Upon completing your Green Belt or Black Belt course, how do you take the exam? Do you offer the IASSC exam at the end of the course, or is that something the individual would do on their own?

The IASSC Green Belt Exam and the IASSC Black Belt Exam are offered only by the IASSC for an additional fee (on top of our class fee). We (SSDSI) do not give the exam at the end of class. The IASSC Green Belt Exam and the IASSC Black Belt Exam are offered as an on-demand web based exam.

Can an individual take the IASSC test as well as have a Master Black Belt Mentor them through their project?

Yes. We (SSDSI) will offer to mentor you for up to six (6) months from the last day of your course whether you take the IASSC test or not. The project mentorship is included in the price you paid to attend the course.

What statistical software will we be using in class?

We will be using a 30-day trial license of the most recent version of Minitab. You will have the option to buy Minitab at the end of the 30-day trial. If you decide not to continue the license, we have free Excel Alternatives to the Minitab statistical analysis.

Do I need any prerequisite knowledge for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course (like statistics or a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification)?

No. You can come into our Lean Six Sigma Training Albuquerque class without any prerequisite knowledge. All you need is an open mind, the will to learn and the discipline to follow through to complete your certification.

Do you accept company Purchase Orders as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses?

Yes, we accept company Purchase Orders as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses. Please contact us at [email protected] or 866-922-6566 for more information.

Do you offer any financing options as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Training Albuquerque Public courses?

No. We do not offer any financing options as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses. In order to reserve a seat in one of our classes, you will be required to submit payment in full prior to the class with either a credit card or a purchase order.

Do you provide Lean Six Sigma training onsite at an organization (as opposed to public training for multiple organizations at a training center)?

Yes. We provide Lean Six Sigma training onsite at an organization (as opposed to public training at for multiple organizations at a training center). See our Lean Six Sigma Onsite Training and Certification page for more information.

Are the online courses that you offer on-demand (meaning I can sign on to the course and take the course modules when I want to)? Or are they live courses with a live instructor?

Our LVC (Live Virtual Courses) are live courses with a live instructor. If you choose to take our LVC courses, you will have the option to attend a live training in any one of our training sites. For example, we may have a live training at one of our training centers in Dallas, Texas. You may be located in Denver, Colorado and not able to attend a local Denver class. You can sign onto the Dallas class through a WebEx session and attend the Dallas class virtually.

You also have the option of attending a pure LVC course. These courses are given only online with a live instructor.

For more information see Lean Six Sigma Live Virtual Classroom Certification Programs

Will my payment for the public course be refunded if I can’t attend the class?

Yes. If you decide to cancel your class, you will need to submit an official request for a refund 11 business days prior to the start of your scheduled class. To review our Public Training Cancellation Policy please visit https://sixsigmadsi.com/public-classroom-and-webinar-training-cancellation-policy/.

How long are the public Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt classes?
 

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Public classes are one full week (5 consecutive days, 40 hours). Our public classes run Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Do you offer weekend or night public classes?

No. We do not offer evening or weekend public classes. All classes are Monday through Friday during typical business hours. If you require night or evening courses, your local university or technical school may be able to help.

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