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  • #35842

    sunnyg
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    I am looking to get Black Belt certification after finishing my MBA.  What is the possibilities of me finding employment after training?  I do not have any expoerience in the quality area.

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    #101667

    Bob J
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    Sunnyg,
    I suspect that it will be hard to find a BB position without business experience….  If you check out some of the Jobs listed on this site you should get a pretty good idea what many companies are looking for in their BB candidates…
    As for experience in the quality area, I would not consider that a problem…  A good BB program will give you the tools and techniques you will need to start off and then the rest is the seasoning that comes with experience….
    Best Regards,
    Bob J

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    #101675

    Dog Sxxx
    Participant

    Don’t believe such 4-5 weeks BB program in the market will transform a person into a real Six Sigma black belt. A BB must have a very good political skill which you cannot learn from elsewhere except you observe it, learn it and practice it in your workplace. 

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    #101678

    Peppe
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    Dog Sxxx, I agree with you,
    but market lead, even in SS, as always …
    and market can kill BBs reputation …
    Regards,
    Peppe
     

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    #101685

    Dog Sxxx
    Participant

    Yes. I am quite worry Six Sigma will be another ISO9000 certificate program soon. People only wanted to have BB certificate for their marketing purpose, and not using SS as an improvement vehicle.

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    #101706

    Tate r tot
    Member

    Dog Sxxx,
     
    You must be a little schizophrenic. One post says Six Sigma isn’t anything and the next you are worried about it.
     
    Tate-r-Tot thinks you should get a life.
     
     
     

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    #101722

    Dog Sxxx
    Participant

    My worry is some people make SS something only can be understood by MBB or BB elite. SS is nothing (new) and do not need to be glorified as a new invention such as the gravitivity theory.  These two contradicted statements?
    I have observed this forum for quite some times and stand sidelined all the while. I have one Japanese robust design training manual written by Taguchi in 70s sit in front of my table. This manual was used extensively for Japanese engineer training since 70s. Do you know none of these Japanese engineers got “belts”?  

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    #101737

    DaveG
    Participant

    So the Emperor has no clothes…move on.

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    #101740

    Sidhartha Chakravarty
    Member

    I would agree with Dog Sxxx. Let me give you a real life example of what happened in my office. I have always followd a simple principle, if I decide upon doing something, do it right and learn it from the best source available (I had applied the same rule while I was taking music lessons). I had approached my organization to give me an opportunity to understand and learn Six Sigma. The company mocked me by saying that these “blue”, “orange”, “green” belts are nothing but just a fad. I did not let this comment come as a hindrance in my path (Mind you, this comment was made by my Head Of Quality). I took up a loan and completed my GB training from QAI. This training was more like a “pick pack & ship” kind of an affair. Even though I completed my training. I could not understand a thing it taught me, not to forget whatever I learnt, I was thoroughly confused.
    In October last year, TQMI (an Indian Quality Consulting firm) called me up and they said Motorola University is conducting SS BB training in India for the first time. I decided to go for the training, because this was something that I always wanted to do. When I completed my training, a lot of people in my organization got interested (even those who had earlier thought that it was just a fad). To my surprise, I could not believe when I heard that an inhouse BB training was being organized. The duration was just 5 days. When I enquired about the course material, they said, all the BBs would be taught is how to use Minitab.
    SS BB would indeed turn out to be another ISO9001:2000 certificate (with due respect to ISO, as I am an internal auditor for ISO). I fear that it is becoming more of a marketing tool. Everyone is to be blamed for this, including all of us. If we do not put our foot down to ensure that rigor is maintained, it will soon become another graduation certificate (not to mention the online training programs, where some people clear the exam using unfair means).

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