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  • #32726

    Arun Kumar Bhat
    Participant

    Hi Friends
     
     I am planning to take Six Sigma BB certificate exam.  I have tried contacting many people in this industry on this regard. Every body is trying to give consultancy and take money from me, but none of them are able to give me satisfactory answers, so finally I landed up here. I hope my quires will be answered other than the consultants and i will be great full to them  
     
    My quires are
     
    1)       Is it compulsory to attend BB Course offered by some consultants?
    2)       Where will I get the study material or some kind of reference book ?
    3)       What is the  exact procedure to follow become Six sigma BB
    4)       Approximate cost for BB
    5)       How much time is required to take certification exam (study time)
     
     
    Thanks in advance
     
    Arun Kumar Bhat

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    #87703

    Helper
    Participant

    Hello Arun,
    To answer your question….
    1.  If you sit for the ASQ certification, it is not compulsory for you to take a course but it is highly recommended.
    2.  Very good study material can be acquired at, i beleive, at the indiana qualty organzations website.  i cannot recall the web address but yahoo can help you.  i also recommend you purchase tom pyzdeks six sigma handbook.
    3.  to become a black belt ASQ or a consultancy can certify you.  i am not advocating any one option obviously because of the stipulations for this website to not advertise.  you will also need to demonstrate your competencies in a couple of actual projects in order to be certified.
    4.  the cost differs from organization to organization…..you will need to research.
    5.  the time differs from organization to organization……….you will also need to research.
    hope this helps………

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    #87709

    walden
    Participant

    If you haven’t had any practical experience with Six Sigma, I doubt if you can just sit for an exam and become certified as a Black Belt. If so, the certification wouldn’t be worth the paper it’s on.To my knowledge, ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt Certification requires two completed projects with signed affidavits or one completed project with signed affidavit and three years work experience within the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge, before you can take the exam.Any reputable training source will surely require at least one completed project in addition to approximately 4 weeks of training.Sorry if this disrupts your plans, but being able to take a test and become certified with little or no experience would severely harm the credibility of any certification.

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    #87723

    Ryan
    Member

    There are some Q&A resources online for your reference, that deal with Six Sigma Certification. It’s good, sound advice in my opinion:
    https://www.isixsigma.com/library/content/c010827a.asp
    With regards to your questions:
    1. No, you don’t need to attend a BB certification course by anyone. You need experience with the methodology and proven success.
    2. See Rath & Strong’s Leadership Handbook and Pyzdek’s book. Search the bookstore (above icon) for more info.
    3. Every company’s specifications are different, whether ASQ, GE, Allied, Six Sigma Academy, mom-and-pop-consulting, etc. Who do you want to be certified by? Go with a company if possible.
    4. Cost varies. Free if a company trains you. $1000-$3000 if trained in a in-person wave class. Less if online trained.
    5. Depends on your experience and knowledge.
    Ryan

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    #87725

    mcintosh
    Participant

    Shouldn’t we distinguish between “being a BB” and “being a certified BB”?

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    #87726

    Ron
    Member

    The bryfogle book is the best one I’ve seen. 

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    #87727

    Ryan
    Member

    Excellent point, Tom.
    A person may act as a BB without actually being certified.
    A person may also be certified without being a BB.
    When I’m hiring BBs, I look for proven, real-world experience. How much have you improved the processes that you’ve been a part of, how have the customers felt it, and how much have the shareholders of your company benefitted? That’s what you should be focusing on in your resume, not the number of acronyms you can put behind your name.
    Ryan

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    #87735

    Kaushik
    Participant

    Hi Helper
    Thanks a lot,  I will try to get the quality material from the website
    Thanks once again for making my life so easy
    Regards
    Arun
     
     
     
     

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    #87736

    Kaushik
    Participant

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for you suggestion and frank opinion about the Course.
    I have 6 years of quality experience, i have implemented ISO, COPC in our organization, I have applied six sigma methodology  in two projects and planning to implement across all the project.
    I am sure the BB certification will defiantly help my personal as well as professional career.
    Thanks once again
    Arum

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    #87737

    Kaushik
    Participant

    Hi Ryan
    Thanks a lot,
     
    Thanks & Regards
    Arun

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    #87746

    walden
    Participant

    Arun,
    That’s excellent. Sounds like you should have no problem meeting the background requirements for the exam.
    Best wishes on the exam and your future endeavors.
    Cheers,
    Chris

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    #87812

    Hemanth
    Participant

    Hi ArunMy piece of thought on your questions..
    1) If you are looking at certification which you can put on your resume, then you can go for some reputed indian consultancies like Omnex, Quality council of India (or something similar), New Delhi for certification. However, a word of caution a good company like Wipro, GE, Ford, etc which are into six sigma would test you during i/v process, however a “Certified Six Sigma Black Belt” would definitely add a lot to your cv. Another option you can have is getting a certification from ASQ, this will add to the credibility.
    2) Thomas Pyzdeks QE handbook is definitely a good read. Visit the http://www.asq.org for some more references under black belt certification head. ASQ has a CSSBB primer (similar to CQE primer).
    3) This probably you would have known by now, so just a repitition of what others referred to. You need a four week of class room training from a reputed trainer. Then you need to complete atleast two six sigma projects. Institutions like ASQ have their own certifying exams (doesnt hurt either)
    4) If you look at getting trained in India the cost could vary from 60k to 80k, I guess Omnex offers training at around that range, you can check with other consultancies.
    5) Study time depends on your background, if you are comfortable with maths the time could be as low as one hour per day for four months duration (as most often black belt training focusses a lot on statistics) and can go upto neck wrecking night outs if you are not comfortable with maths..a lot depends upon the quality of your tutor as well (and thats why you need to be very careful about picking up your’s)
    Essentially its the interest that companies look for when picking guys for six sigma and if you are looking it from just improving your profile then a good reading can prove to be sufficient as well. So if you wish to get some training my suggestion is go for a green belt training instead of black belt training from a good consultant.
    All the best
     

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    #87814

    Rishid
    Member

    Arun,
    I am currently sitting an inhouse course that teaches the DMAIC process. This does involve an exam at the end.
    Following Books I found useful:
    The Six Sigma Field Book – Pande,Neuman,Cavanagh
    Cartoon Guide to Statistics – Gonick & Smith
    Six Sigma Pkt Book – Rath & Strong (the best of all, really useful)
    So far the ISix website is the best i have found.
     
    Hope this helps
     

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    #87819

    Richard Lee Harmon
    Member

    Thank you Arun for asking  these questions because I had the same ones. Thanks to all the those who respond. The Discussion Forum does work.
    Thanks again Richard

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    #87823

    Hartshorn
    Participant

    As a MBB with numerous ASQ certifications, a MS in Applied Statistics, and extensive BB teaching experience I was intrigued with the SSBB Certification process offered by ASQ. I took the exam and was pleased with the breath of content and the  level of subject understanding required.
    I have hired many BBs and continue to be amazed at the references to Six Sigma by people who have not completed any taining or projects. I have a list of questions I go through that quickly weeds out those who don’t really know the TRUE challenges of completing projects and achieving saings.
    Guy

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    #87833

    Marlyn Hyde
    Participant

    First of all, ASQ (American Society of Quality) is a nonprofit organization supporting quality professionals, and offers a nationally recognized Certified Six Sigma Black Belt for the cost of taking an exam (around $200, I think).  They’re at asq.org and can answer all your questions.  Also, your local ASQ Section may support your studies toward the CSSBB.  Ours uses the Quality Council of Indiana’s CSSBB Primer and Solution Text to prepare for the exam (see their adds in any of the Quality Progress magazines from ASQ), which are available in the $65 range.  No need for expensive consultant’s training, if you have lots of background in using the quality tools in your work.  Good luck; I’d love to hear how you do!
    Marlyn

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    #87841

    Arun Kumar
    Participant

    Hi Hemanth,  
     
    Thanks for the in depth analysis of BB and explaining its difficulties. Being a commerce graduate I can manage statistics but not sure about Mathematics. It will be great if you could tell me what level of mathematics is involved in this (eg Trigonometry, Calculus etc …)
     
     
    Thanks once again for the information
     
     
    Best Regards
    Arun
     

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    #87842

    Hemanth
    Participant

    Hi Arun,I am sorry for using the geneic “math” word here. You need to have basic understanding of statistics. Like mean, standard deviation, variation for the basics. In math understanding of probablity and probablity distributions is very much required (as most of the tools are dependent on probablity concepts). If you have undertaken a course in statistics and probablity theory (and enjoyed it..) then you would be very comfortable with the “math” part of it. I hope this was helpful.

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    #87851

    Cordell Fife
    Participant

    Hi Guy,
    Just out of curiousity I would be interested in seeing some of the questions you ask of potential hires.  Can you share them with me?

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    #87864

    Hartshorn
    Participant

    Kim:You wanted to know the types of questions I use when hiring BBs. 1. Tell me how you acquired your SSBB skills? (4 week class?, experience, education (formal and follow up), certs (ASQ), project types and number, etc)2. Walk me through your most recent BB project. (establish confidentiality). Look for project mgmt components, statistics utilized, savings, team, how implemented, and how controlled.3. Project you are the most proud of and why?4. Easiest part of a project?5. Hardest part of a project?6. What are your strongest SSBB skills?7. What are your weakest SSBB skills and how are you addressing?8. What personality traits do you possess to make a SSBB project successful?Based upon experience, business culture, and SS expectations/needs you can easily determine what are “good” answers.Hope this helps. E-mail me if you need more detail.Guy ([email protected]

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    #87877

    billybob
    Participant

    Hello folks,
    Yeah right, I’m going to establish confidentiality with a guy using a Yahoo email address….I think not!
    Later,
    Billybob

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    #87878

    Hartshorn
    Participant

    BillyBoy;
    Read what was written. When interviewing potential BB candidates and asking about projects they have completed, be sure and let them know that you will maintain a professional degree of confidentiality. Many of them are worried about that and use it as an excuse to not talk about projects. Maybe they haven’t done any.
    I use a Yahoo e-mail for personal communications. My Fortune 100 company does not allow e-mails that do not pertain to work.
    Guy

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    #88016

    John G.
    Participant

    I studied on my own for the test.  I bought the Indiana quality counsel study guide and use that for the review.
    I found the test to be less rigorous than the CQE exam.  I also found (to my surprise) that the test was more focused on project conduct, than use of the tools.
    Good Luck.

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    #88029

    Kaushik
    Participant

     
    Hi Friends
    Thanks for Overwhelming response and sharing your experience in this field, i am really great full to you people. I am sure it would have helped many of them who are looking for six sigma certification  
    Thanks a lot
    Regards
    Arun
     
     

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    #91351

    Umer
    Member

    Hi
    I am dealing with a project in HR. It is about the reduction the cost of hiring. Looking forward for some help regarding the issues that most contributes towards the cost of hiring. 
    Umer  

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    #110797

    Mike G
    Participant

    How did six sigma start? Where did this name come from?

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    #110803

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    Mike G, a little self discovery might be in order here.  Check the New to Six Sigma button to the left or do a Goggle on Six Sigma.  You will find the answers to your questions faster and more complete than jamming up this Forum.

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    #110807

    Issa
    Participant

    You do not have to see a consultant to become Six Sigma BB. You can contact IQF (http://www.iqfnet.org) orASQ (http://www.asq.org)  and get the books and software you need for the certification. If  you want to take the test with IQF, it will not cost you more that $500.
    Good luck to you
    Issa

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    #111723

    Singh
    Member

    This is excellent forum and gave lot of information.
    Any one knows good consultant for BlackBelt Training. I am interested in public training but have budget less than $8000. Some big institute is charging very high.
    Does any one have any experience with SIXSIGMA.US training? They charge less?
    Thanks in advance.
    Samir

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    #150472

    James Graham
    Participant

    High, I got my  certification from Aveta.com and I was trained on all of Tom Pzdecs Six Sigma manaual.  It was hard but it realy paid of..  It only cost $995.00 and could be paid over 6 months.  I was already a Green Belt, but now I am certified in Six Sigma DMAIC, Lean Enterprise, BPM .   The test is very difficult if you haven’t taken a class and everyone want an arm, leg, or first child so to speak.   Aveta International is an awesome place to learn.   I don’t work for them,and I don’t get any referral money.  This is just some advice I have.  Hope you do well .

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    #150502

    Henry S
    Participant

    This site is full of consultants ready to say anything to take your money.  Six Sigma has been the greatest money spinner that consultants have ever seen.  They will do anything to keep it going, despite its destructive effects on companies.
    If you really want advice, speak to someone who you know is not a six sigma consultant.

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    #150508

    Six Sigma Shooter
    Member

    Sounds like another case of consultant envy.  It appears there is a concerted effort by those who don’t have anything good to say about six sigma having nothing better to do than come to this site and spread their garbage.  The non-hack consultants who come to this site will stack their work up against the naysayers any day of the week and come out ahead of the naysayers any day of the week

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    #150517

    gb
    Participant

    I’m certainly envious.  Half witted consultants peddling BS conning management into their 6S nonsense, getting paid 10 times as much as me, despite everything I’ve done to improve the way our factory operates.

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    #150522

    Six Sigma Shooter
    Member

    Then you have an issue with your company and management, not the consultants.  May I suggest you change employers if you feel the way you do?  After all, no one is forcing you to stay where you are.  Just a friendly suggestion.

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    #150524

    JM
    Participant

    thats bs you mean no matter what they know how to cook the books

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    #150529

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    Perhaps their perception of your contribution is a little different than your assessment of your value.  Either they are terribly unappreciative, complete idiots or you ain’t quite as hot as you think you are.  Nobody is forcing consultants down their throat or pointing a gun at them to hire a consultant.  Perhaps you need to point out the waste of spending money on consultants and to make the business case that your exceptional knowledge and experience is more than sufficient to bring them success.

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    #150578

    Mikel
    Member

    GB – everyone who benefits from your work is making a whole lot more money than you. The consultants you are ranting about have figured out how to take home 0.5% of the benefit they give to the companies they do work for instead of the

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    #150603

    Brian D
    Participant

    If six sigma consultants charged 10% of real saving they made for companies, rather than their usual exorbitant fees, six sigma would die out.

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    #150605

    Mikel
    Member

    If I charged 10%, I would have retired several years ago.

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    #150632

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Brian,
    I assume you are not a consultant and have no clue what SS consultants charge.
    First “exorbitant” is an emotionallt charged word that really doesn’t mean much. Business runs on ROI. Something might possibly be considered “exorbitant” if it produced no ROI. The interesting part is that when a SS deployment puts in a methodology to track savings (assuming they have a methodology not random calculations by a process owner and/or Belt with bonus envy) they also create a measurement system for the business to evaluate their performance on ROI. It is like playing Russian roulette with an automatic pistol and your the first person. How does your ROI look in the role you are currently in for your organization?
    Second is the idea of a contract of 10%. If I would have done 10% on my last contract my price would have been 4-5X what we charged and the benefits calculations were audited by accounting firms from outside the company. Send me as many as those 10% contracts as you can find. We have been making that offer for over 10 years and had the first company sign up last year.
    Think about it. We have tried to sell it at no cost unless there is benefit for over 10 years. Do you really believe this will cause SS to die out? I think you are have some emotional event and have no data.
    Just my opinion.
    Good luck
      

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    #150633

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    WHAT, you would have made 4-5x what you made???  That’s $80-100M for doing what???  That’s outrageous, how can you sleep at night??  Sounds like the accounting company also applied a 1.5 shift to make the numbers look good.  How come the price of my wife’s jewelry didn’t go down if you saved them so much money???   Ok, then you buy dinner next time.  Hope you guys had a good New Year and this year is even more profitable.  Keep me mind if you get another one of those clients closer to home.

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    #150634

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Happy New Year,
    How do I sleep at night? Not well. I prefer to sleep during the day. Its in the DNA something about some relative named Vlad.
    Mrs. Darth’s jewelry price didn’t go down for a couple reasons. First you live in a part of the country where there are a lot of wealthy people – price concessions there would be a lagging factor. Secondly and most importantly is that there is a shortage of platinum in the world today because were are manufacturing a hell of a lot of catalytic converters.
    I will buy next time. Talked to Hacl the other night and he may have the annual fishing trip headed that way. We can drag Stan down and you round up JimH. Maybe we can get Mike C (the other one) to show up as well – he had a Blog about wanting to go to Miami and with the random nature of the electricity in Seattle that makes sense.
    Closer to home would be nice. One of the RSA BB’s told me “Africa gets in your blood.” He was right. It is a wonderful place to work but it takes a long time to get there.
    Regards.

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    #150642

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    A local fishing trip to the Keys would be nice.  As for Africa getting in your blood, I believe they were referring to the numerous parasitic opportunities to contract unpronounceable and incurable diseases.  Give me a midwestern whitebread type of city anyday….you would have to give it to me since I sure wouldn’t buy one…..talk to ya.

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    #150644

    Mikel
    Member

    I’ve been on my bad behavior lately so I am sure I get premission to go. Fishing would be good, diving would be better. Basing out of KW or Miami for a little evening fun and fine Cuban food also works for me.

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    #150649

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Darth,
    You have to stop listening to those travel advisories. They are like inspectors if there isn’t anything to warn you about they lose their job.
    Fishing would be great after surviving the holiday season.
    Regards

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    #150650

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    “Fishing would be good, diving would be better.” Then both would be best?
    If your boat is still in Duck Key we can base about half way between Miami and KW. I need the water to warm up some before I dive.
    Regards

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    #150655

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    I’ll bring the tequila and indigenous fauna.  Stan can bring his Sister in Law.  What do we need Carnell for then?  Oh yeah, he can bring some of that $40,000,000 he made last year and spring for the bait.

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    #150656

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    I meant flora not fauna….unless Stan would prefer that.

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    #150659

    H H
    Participant

    Your water is already warm.  Don’t forget to wash out your wet suit afterwards.

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    #150661

    Mikel
    Member

    Fauna is okay. The blue lipped vole, native to upper Key Largo is one of my favorites.

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    #150714

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Allergic to neoprene so the wet suit doesn’t work for me. I got dry suit certified but the Herman Munster boots are a pain in the butt.
    Thanks for the advice.
    Regards

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    #150715

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    I bring the rum and I have great connections in Little Havana for the best Cuban food. Maybe it is just my happy-go-lucky and carefree personality?
    Regards

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    #150727

    Charles H.
    Participant

     “I got dry suit certified but the Herman Munster boots are a pain in the butt.”
    Mike – when you got certified, they should have told you – the boots go on your feet!  ;-)

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    #150733

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    Sounds like a party shaping up.  Possibly Cyger would want to tag along and film the weekend and post it as a reality show.  A bunch of overweight, aging, over the hill has been consultants reliving their glory days while eating, drinking, smoking and fooling around.  Of course, I am referring to you and Stan.  Can’t wait to try out my new SoBe bathing outfit.  I thought I heard you were allergic to Latex….at least that is what the old Domi told me.

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    #150735

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    Charles, he is so helpless.  Not only does he constantly put his foot in his mouth but now puts his boots in his butt. 

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    #150751

    Craig
    Participant

    Mike,
    For some reason this thread looked like an intereting one to read. How fortunate that I landed on a fishing dicussion, and I was mentioned in it!
    Keep me posted on the time frame. I am always up for late May / Early June when the mahi mahi are running. Nothing is better than hooking some mahi and then having them served up fresh at the Turtle Crawl.
    HACL

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    #150760

    Haugen
    Participant

    Smoke on the Water – The Legends Tour. 
    I would pay for the privilege to be in the presence of such notable contributors to the history of SS and Quality in general.  With such an esteemed group of professionals who have known each other for years, I would be challenged to contribute much value, but as my favorite T-shirt says –  I may not be smart, but I can lift heavy things – perhaps I could carry your wallets.  Those speedo’s don’t have much room for anything else.

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    #150769

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    Can you cut bait also?  Speedos???? Stan hates wearing something that bulky and cumbersome. 

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    #150770

    H H
    Participant

    Quelle domage.  We would have looked so nice together wearing rubber.

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    #150777

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Charles,
    Good to hear from you again. I appreciate the advice on the dry suit now I understand the problem with it.
    Regards

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    #150778

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    It does sound like some festivities. I have a feeling mike would pass on the filming. It would probably end up looking like the Osborne’s with about 5 Ozzies. The dialog you would understand is “Do you want a burrito?”
    Latex maybe definately an allergic reaction to the pain.
    Regards

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    #150780

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Merci. No so bad just a good excuse to dive in the little latitudes and I don’t have to rinse out the wetsuit.
    Regards

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    #150781

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    HACL,
    Suprize, suprize!
    We could be there in time to help Darth hang his hurricane shutters in May and June.
    The mahi mahi sounds good. We will need lots. Keep everyone eating so the conversation doesn’t drift around to SS, LSS, Lean, TRIZ, Innovation, DFSS, control charts, even GDT (you may be alone on that conversation).
    Regards

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    #150782

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    It will be a good time you have to join in. “Smoke on the Water” now that was some good stuff.
    Darth is the only one that does the Speedo but he is from Lauderdale so they go easy on him unless he tries to merengue.
    Regards

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    #150859

    Ropp
    Participant

    Div , thats “Darth”, if you are a consultant i  am a Toyota Director, thats another dig at a pratt called John who says he works there.
    So Div, do you tell the people you work for to come and join this excellent site and develop their skills in the subject.
     But please remain them not to ask a question,as they will feel the true power of the force, from Div
     
     

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    #150867

    I, M
    Participant

    What an interesting revelation: So Dave is telling us that Toyota is now hiring people into Directors-level positions who call other professionals “idiot” or “morone”, and don’t even know the difference between a “subgroup” and “rational subgrouping” in quality control. That’s about the lowest professional and communication skill level that I have seen in any “Director” at a company … So much so for the idea that Toyota is hiring and training high-calibre professionals …

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    #154128

    Catherine E.
    Participant

    I am really worried by confidentiality issues. I made a portfolio and stripped down the company names, just key business drivers, measurables , deliverables.
    I specialize in Six Sigma Lean and facilitated about 20 Kaizen events last year for a total of $1 million hard dollars savings noted in the P&L report beside the non-tangible and other benefits. I carried out the entire lean deployment at the plant of a Lean Production System. The Company is a Baldrige Quality Award recipient and Singo Award recipient for excellence in manufacturing. Besides that the corporate office hired the SHINGIUTSU (Japan) for TPS consulting matrix and I did all top of the line one of a kind the training with them.
    I had to sign a confidentiality agreement and I would be even concerned to connect the company name with the actual financial matrix. I even had to separate my achievements from my employment history section. I am licenced P.Eng. Any unethical practices could cost me my professional licence.
    I had noticed that recruiters are being very insensitive on the issue and bluntly trying to bully me by insisting to provide company details associated with the projects.
     

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    #154130

    Jim Shelor
    Participant

    Unless you do not want you company to know you are looking into new jobs, sit down with your General Counsel and see what you can and cannot say.

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    #154136

    Bohdan
    Participant

    My employment was terminated. It came as a surprise after I made $1 mil savings and cost avoidance last year, received the key contributor award for recertifying the company against ISO 9001 and 2 weeks before termination received a certificate for significant contribution in the implementation of the Lean Production System.
     
    Needless to tell that after 10 years Corporate Quality Experience with Fortune 500 companies, I have interviews lined up. Problem is that when I try to sort out what I am allowed to tell and what I should not, it shows as insecurity and the interviewer reads me wrong. Last year it took me a week to land on a new job, but the company had allowed me to publish my work.
     

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    #154137

    Jim Shelor
    Participant

    Then get an appointment with the General Counsel of the company and discuss the situation.
    If the General Counsel will not talk to you, then find a lawyer that practices business law and take the confidentiality agreement to that lawyer for an interpretation.  That lawyer will be able to talk to the General Counsel for you and get the interpretation straightened out.
    It is hard for me to imagine a confidentiality agreement that goes as far as not being able to discuss in general what you did.

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    #154139

    qualitycolorado
    Participant

    Catherine,Jim Shelor’s advice is right on.Also: I noticed that you indicated that your prior company had recertified to ISO 9000 (and that you were a major contributior). The ISO 9000 registrar that your company used should be able to certify to any potential that your prior company received that status.Similarly, if your Black Belt is from a third-party, you should be able to quote that freely. If your company agreed to allow you share your Black Belt certification project(s) freely, you may also be able to use that in your interviews. Additionally, I presume that the published paper that you referred to was reviewed and approved by the company prior to publication. Since the paper is in now the public domain, you should be able to use that (and the material in it) without reservation.Additionally, when you discuss the confidentiality agreement with prospective employers, you should also note that you will treat the new employer with simliar care and respect — that should help win over even the iciest interviewer’s heart!Follow Jim’s advice first, though — it will help you conquer your biggest issues.
    Best regards,QualityColorado

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