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Dave P

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    Dave P
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    thanks all! appreciate the helpbtw, what happens after one has been an MBB for 3 years or so? are you all experienced folks, finding opportunities to move to line roles?I assume one doesn’t want an MBB job forever.thanks again

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    #113159

    Dave P
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    Mike,
    Thanks for the reply – “Hang Fire” means hold on for a while. This I beleive is due to the commitment from the senior team – not sure if they really believe in the philosophy of Six Sigma.
    Who are PSEG ? Do you have any contact details / names ?
    Dave

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    #56478

    Dave P
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    Hi All,
    FYI I am currently a certified BB with 3 years experience. I am currently working as a continuous improvement manager within a energy/utilities service rolling out their continuous improvement / six sigma plan – previous to that I was employed within a manufacturing base (automotive) as a certified BB. My original training was done by the SSA and I have worked on a number of projects within each area. Please feel free to contact me with any comments / questions – always willing to help
    Dave P

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    #69875

    Dave P
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    Very Nicely Said!!!!!

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    #57936

    Dave P
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    Chad and Guy have it right!Too often I hear people moaning about lack of “top management” support as the key. Its true, but it comes later … AFTER you have some proven results to show them.My personal experience in an insurance company has been that the finacial guys have the real power. Find a way to use them as your “Champions” for a significant finacial problem within the company and use the Six Sigma methodologies to improve it. Financial data is extremely powerful in these organizations.A big program is great but most times it all has to start with a few succesful projects and then these people will be coming to YOU!!!!Good Luck!!!

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    #69874

    Dave P
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    Chad and Guy have it right!Too often I hear people moaning about lack of “top management” support as the key. Its true, but it comes later … AFTER you have some proven results to show them.My personal experience in an insurance company has been that the finacial guys have the real power. Find a way to use them as your “Champions” for a significant finacial problem within the company and use the Six Sigma methodologies to improve it. Financial data is extremely powerful in these organizations.A big program is great but most times it all has to start with a few succesful projects and then these people will be coming to YOU!!!!Good Luck!!!

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    #69873

    Dave P
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    The most important thing (in my opinion) is to keep working as many of these suggested avenues as possible.I have been with my current financial services company for over ten years and we did nothing for quality, but I tried to “keep up” on my quality skills anyway. I also tried to find projects (many not quality related at all) that would allow me to get exposure to the larger organization.Late last year we have finally started our dedicated Six Sigma group in one of our business units and it has been a great experience. My impression based on the people interviewing the candidates for the BB positions was that knowledge of the organization and its internal functions, experience with problem solving and team based work was just as important (if not more so) that the specific “quality / Six Sigma” skills or aptitude.I am convinced that the right opportunity will come if you continue to work to keep your options open and active.Good Luck!

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    #66725

    Dave P
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    Green belts are an asset to any black belt in terms of data collection. It can be very hard for a company to release people for data collection, but when there are green belts in all areas of buisenes, data collection is easier. Green belts, having been given the the basic structure for a better way of thinking are often more aware of smaller problems that they can fix in there own areas.

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