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  • #29256

    Lomax
    Participant

    Do any of you have knowledge of alternative titles for Green/Black Belts?  I’ve heard of ‘Process Professional’ and ‘Process Master’, but I’m curious if others exist.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    #74400

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Neil,
    There were parts of Allied that had PIL’s (process Improvement Leaders) amd PIM’s (Process Improvement Masters). I don’t know if it is still used.
    Bombardier called them Agents in their first wave (aircraft) and I don’t know where that is either.
    Talked to a guy yesterday that is calling them CI specialists.
    Some of these companies, not the first 2 I mentioned, are doing this to slow down the recruiters. The idea being that if they aren’t certified as BB’s they don’t have as many options. Seems like they might be better served figuring out why they want to leave.

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    #74402

    Mikel
    Member

    I see more and more people calling champions – management and Black Belts/Green Belts – employees. It is time for all of these silly designations to go away.

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    #74403

    Mike Nasiatka
    Participant

    We are just starting Six Sigma and are calling the positions “xxx, Process Improvement”. The xxx correlates to our internal level system, ie Manager, Associate Manager, Leader, Coordinator, Specialist,… We had to do this to fit into the HR system since we named BB’s that came from varying levels in the organization. In public, everyone still calls them Black Belts.

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    #74408

    Terry
    Member

    At Raytheon, we call our Greenbelts – Specialists, and our Blackbelts – Experts.
     
    Sometimes the name can get in the way of our real job and that is of Change Agents.
     
    Terry

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    #74410

    Marty
    Participant

    In my previous organization, I’ve heard terms such as “joke” and “con-artist”.  There were some other ones that violated various workplace policies and wouldn’t be suitable here either

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    #74418

    Ø6 Sigma BB Coordinator
    Participant

    Air Academy Associate also use the term.
    Six Sigma Expert for Black Belt.
    Six Sigma Specialist for Green Belt.
    Hope this helps.
    Six Sigma Black Belt Coordinator

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    #74420

    Thomas Swieringa
    Member

    One suggestion is to tailor the names around the type of business your in by allowing the stakeholders to participate in the process. 

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    #74422

    Marnie
    Participant

    I worked for Bombardier and they did use the following terms:
    Six Sigma Agent = Full time Black Belt
    Six Sigma Associate = Part Time Black Belt (Have completed their time as a full time Black Belt and moved to a new position, but still required to do 1 or 2 projects a year)
    Six Sigma Analyst = Green Belt
    Business Analyst = Black Belt in  training – have not completed certification.
     
    Hope this helps

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    #74432

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    All,
    There were a few companies (consulting primarily) that were backing off the use of BB, MBB and I think Champion because some law suites were filed against Smarter Solutions (Breyfogle) and Tom Phyzdek. A particular consulting company claimed they owned the TM or SM. I’m not sure how it turned out. I’m betting on it settled.

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    #74433

    Jack Welch
    Participant

    I always thought the terms black, green, an yellow belts were kind of violent and scary sounding like someone you wouldn’t want to approach or ask for help.
    May be we should call the BB’s – Moe’s
    the green belts – Larry’s
    And the yellow belts – Curly’s
    and if you get stuck for a term for the master black belts; well there’s always – Shemp’s
    Any soft saving here that I can’t sell to my customer or can’t give to my shareholders?

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    #74441

    QE
    Participant

    Just don’t call them “Process Improvement Specialists.”  The acronym is not flattering.

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    #74442

    QE
    Participant

    Jack, You slay me.

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    #74465

    lin
    Participant

    Neil,
    I like your alternates and they tie in closely with our Leadership levels.
    Thanks,
    Bill
     

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    #74467

    Savage
    Participant

    Our company uses the following designations:
    Green Belt = Team MemberBlack Belt = Breakthrough LeaderMaster Black Belt = Senior Breakthrough Leader

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    #74476

    Curly
    Participant

    We have been using this terminology for sometime now and its working well.
    We start meetings with “Why I oughta…”

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    #74478

    Marcel Power
    Participant

    Here at Raytheon we use ‘Specialist’ for GB and ‘Expert’ for BB and ‘Master Expert’ for MBB.
    We, as experts, do not like this title; it conjures-up…

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    #74479

    Ø6 Sigma BB Coordinator
    Participant

    I prefer these terms :
    Padawan — for  Green Belt
    Jedi ——— For Black Belt
    Jedi Master — For Master Black Belt
    Or if you think you companis are in the dark side, you can use :
    Sith Apprentice — for Green Belt.
    Sith Lord ——— for Black Belt
    High Priest or Emperor — for Master Black Belt
    Hi, Gorge Lucas. Do you mind if we use these terms?
    Six Sigma Black Belt Coodinator
     

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    #74586

    Matt M
    Participant

    Project Analyst(GB, no Eng degree)
    Senior Project Analyst (BB, no Eng degree)
    Process Improvement Analsyt (GB, no Eng degree, Lean exp)
    Senior Process Improvement Analyst (BB, no Eng degree, Lean exp)
    Project Engineer (GB, Eng. degree)
    Senior Project Engineer(BB, Eng. degree)

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