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Six Sigma professionals exist at every level – each with a different role to play. While implementations and roles may vary, here is a basic guide to who does what. At the project level, there are black belts, master black belts, green belts, yellow belts and white belts. These people conduct projects and implement improvements.
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Black Belt: Leads problem-solving projects. Trains and coaches project teams. Green Belt: Assists with data collection and analysis for Black Belt projects. Leads Green Belt projects or teams. Master Black Belt: Trains and coaches Black Belts and Green Belts. Functions more at the Six Sigma program level by developing key metrics and the strategic direction. Acts as an organization’s Six Sigma technologist and internal consultant. Yellow Belt: Participates as a project team member. Reviews process improvements that support the project. White Belt: Can work on local problem-solving teams that support overall projects, but may not be part of a Six Sigma project team. Understands basic Six Sigma concepts from an awareness perspective.
Every project needs organizational support. Six Sigma executives and champions set the direction for selecting and deploying projects. They ensure, at a high level, that projects succeed, add value and fit within the organizational plan.
Champions: Translate the company’s vision, mission, goals and metrics to create an organizational deployment plan and identify individual projects. Identify resources and remove roadblocks. Executives: Provide overall alignment by establishing the strategic focus of the Six Sigma program within the context of the organization’s culture and vision.
Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
Step 1. Is this the right certification for you? Here are the minimum expectations, requirements, experience and exam specifics for a Six Sigma Black Belt. If you already know that this is the certification you want to pursue, move on to exam preparation. Required Experience Six Sigma Black Belt requires 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. For more information, please see the list of Six Sigma Project Affidavit FAQs. You do NOT need to be a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Minimum Expectations of a Six Sigma Black Belt
Will be able to explain six sigma philosophies and principles, including related systems and tools (lean, quality, process/continuous improvement, etc.), and will be able to describe their impact on various business processes throughout the organization. Will understand the various leadership and six sigma roles and responsibilities. Will recognize organization roadblocks and be able to use change management techniques to manage organizational change.
and performance evaluation and reward. Prepare for the exam. Will be able to plan design of experiments (DOE) and be able to analyze their results. analyses. kaizen blitz. Each participant must bring his or her own reference materials. and theory of constraints. Will be able to identify customer requirements and describe the impact that six sigma projects can have on various types of customers. Review a list of references that provide the basis for the exam questions. . >>> Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Step 2. Will understand the elements of a project charter (problem statement. policies. by local ASQ sections and international organizations. Will understand the elements and purpose of FMEA and be able to use root cause analysis tools. Will be able to perform hypothesis testing and analyze their results. All examinations are open-book. The Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is a four-hour. Will be able to identify and interpret the 7 classic wastes. Will have a fundamental understanding of the components and techniques used in managing teams. Will have a basic understanding of data collection techniques. in March and October. These items give you a better idea of the material covered in the exam. It is offered in English. Will be able to develop control plans and use various tools to maintain and sustain improvements. process elements. and process analysis tools. Have you already reviewed these items? Then choose an exam date. Will be able to interpret multi-vari study results and interpret attributes data to find sources of variation. Will be able to implement statistical process control (SPC). Will have a fundamental understanding of how to implement an improved process and how to analyze and interpret risk studies. Will be able to use customer feedback to determine customer requirements. Will be able to analyze the results of correlation and regression.) and be able to use various tools to track the project progress. Changed versions of the examination based on the current Body of Knowledge are used at each offering. etc. Take a look at the Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge. Will understand total productive maintenance (TPM) and visual factory concepts. and the changing dynamics of manufacturing and service industries. Will have a basic understanding of probability concepts and distributions. and techniques for strategic and tactical design. Please Note: The Body of Knowledge for certification is affected by new technologies. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Examination Each certification candidate is required to pass a written examination that consists of multiple-choice questions that measure comprehension of the Body of Knowledge. including time management. Will be able to use various tools to eliminate waste and reduce cycle-time. Examinations are conducted twice a year. scope. Will know how to use appropriate techniques to overcome various group dynamics challenges.• • Will be able to define benchmarking and will understand various financial and other business performance measures. 150 multiple-choice question examination. Will be able to define multivariate tools. Will be able to perform statistical and process capability calculations. Are you ready to get started? Prepare for the exam. Will be able to define kaizen. goals. planning and decision-making tools. robust design and processes. Will have a basic understanding of measurement systems. Use of reference materials and calculators is explained in the seating letter provided to applicants. team formation. ASQ designed these resources to help you get ready to take the exam. Will be able to use gap analysis tools. Will understand common DFSS and DFX methodologies.
Second Edition Implementing Six Sigma: Smarter Solutions Using Statistical Methods. Third Edition Design and Analysis of Experiments. >>> Six Sigma Black Belt Certification CHAT WITH A CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE .Take an interactive sample exam to receive additional feedback on the questions that appear in the sample exam. Print out the paper-and-pencil sample exam (PDF. 349 KB) to see the actual test format. Second Edition The Memory Jogger II: A Pocket Guide of Tools for Continuous Improvement and Effective Planning The Memory Jogger Plus+ The Team Handbook. Second Edition Applied Data Analysis for Process Improvement: A Practical Guide to Six Sigma Black Belt Statistics Six Sigma Pocket Guide Collection Project Portfolio Selection for Six Sigma Process Improvement Using Six Sigma: A DMAIC Guide Concepts for R&R Studies. including instructions and test questions from past exams. ASQ offers many books and training opportunities to help you prepare. 7th Edition Search for more ASQ books>>> Are you ready to take the exam? Choose an exam date. Training • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Books Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Preparation Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Question Bank: SSBB Certification Preparation Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Classroom or Web-Based Lean Six Sigma Black Belt—Financial Services Version Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training for Healthcare Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with Minitab Lean Six Sigma Black Belt—Minitab Supported —Financial Services Version Lean Six Sigma Black Belt—Minitab Supported — Healthcare Version Lean Six Sigma Black Belt — Blended Format (Minitab) Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for Service — Blended Format Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training for Healthcare – Blended Format Lean Six Sigma Black Belt-Minitab Supported-Services Version Lean Six Sigma Black Belt-Services Version Black Belt/Quality Engineering Statistics Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare Executives LeanSigma® Fundamentals Managing and Leading in a Six Sigma World Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Preparation Six Sigma Team Facilitation Skills More Related Training >>> • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook Six Sigma for the New Millennium: A CSSBB Guidebook.
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