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    malcolm
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    I met a seemingly accomplished individual, Dr. James Harrington, introduced to me, by himself, as a Six Sigma Grand Master Black Belt.   
     
    With my having functioned for the last several years as a MBB / Deployment Leader I was somewhat taken aback with the realization that not only wasn’t I a Grand Master Black Belt, I didn’t even know what the training and certification entailed.
     
    As we circulated around and through the gathering my colleagues began to titter that while MBB and Deployment Leader I might be, the good Dr. had one-(or maybe many)-upped me.   
     
    Any idea what a Six Sigma Grand Master Black Belt might be?   Dr. Harrington was even referenced as such in an ASQ blurb – so it must be a fact.    
     
    “At the most recent Quality Expo, industry leaders H. James Harrington and Praveen  Gupta met in front of a packed house to deliver a friendly, Quality Digest -sponsored debate on the virtues of total quality management (TQM) vs. Six Sigma. Harrington, a long-time proponent of TQM as well as a Six Sigma Grand Master Black Belt, agreed to            present the case for TQM, while Gupta, author of six books on Six Sigma, defended the Six Sigma methodology.”

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    #157285

    qualitycolorado
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    Malcolm,Dr. Harrington’s designation as a “Grand Master Black Belt”, as you have probably surmised, is completely self-appointed.Dr. Harrington had contributed quite a bit to the quality profession several decades ago.Unfortunately, that was several decades ago.Best regards,
    QualityColorado

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    #157290

    Fake Gary Alert
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    GMBB? what is  the  next  step??

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    #157301

    malcolm
    Participant

    QualityColorado,
     
    Had your input been dot-pointed, I’d have agreed with all three dot points.  But, unfortunately, it was not…
     
    However, Dr. Harrington was an engaging, confident and gregarious showman chocked full of interesting historical Quality anecdotes.   He seemed, albeit now somewhat dated in relevance, to deserve the quasi-foundational place in the field he appears to seek.   I aspire to achieving that myself someday, but I won’t just makeup exalted sounding titles for myself along the way. 
     
    Malcolm T. Beauregard, PhD, Most High Exalted Grand Master Seven Sigma Deployment Czar and Corporate Profitability Locus for Advanced Medical Devices (of all sorts)

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    #157303

    Mikel
    Member

    It is just BS. Mr. Harrington is one given to a lot of puffery and false bravado.
    Stan – Grand Pubah (12th degree Grand Master Black Belt)

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    #157305

    accrington
    Participant

    I have a copy of the 1967 (I think) Memphis Blues Festival album in my attic. One of the artists on the album is a 104 – year old gospel singer called Nathan Beauregard. He plays a Fender Strat and really rocks!
    Any relation?
    Accrington Stanley MBE PhD MBA VC DSO. Uber Grand Master High Velocity Lean Agile Head Honcho Bullgoose 11 Sigma^2 Purple Belt and Braces. My credentials are significantly better than anyone else’s because they go up to 11. As far as I know, only Nigel Tufnell has achieved a similar level.

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    #157308

    David St. Hubbins
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    Nigel? That little twit is taking credit for my work!

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    #157309

    CT
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    Gosh-if we could Just get the good Dr to post here, all we would have to do is read and learn!
    CT-Jefa de Sigma Sesenta Seis

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    #157312

    umlaut
    Member

    jee, with all of these accomplishments, you still don’t get the Duden right: Uber … No, that’s Ueber!!!!!! Back to grammar school :-).

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    #157314

    accrington
    Participant

    Uber in this case refers to the trendy on – line boutique from which I purchase my purple belts, braces, beanie hats and other regalia which very important 11 sigma types like myself are qualified to wear.

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    #157319

    CT
    Participant

    accrington
    is that qualified or certified to wear
     
    CT- Amo Magnifico Estupedo Correa Negra de la Sigma Seis

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    #157324

    GB
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    “Certified Master Bullgoose”…
     
    I LOVE IT!!!!!

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    #157328

    Amaranthine
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    At my company we are currently working towards Googolplex Sigma levels. Obviously with such a diificult target we are being challenged and any suggestions from Grand Master Black Belts or young children are very welcome.
    TA
    Amaranthine

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    #157367

    accrington
    Participant

    St. Hubbins, you are an impostor and a thief. You work with the great Nigel Tufnell, the inventor of Goes Up to 11, then claim that the idea was all yours. I can’t imagine this happening in any other field of endeavour, can you?!?
    You are McCartney to Tufnell’s Lennon, and I denounce you as an impostor.

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