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    Dillon
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    I plan to take the ASQ BB exam in late Jan. and need some advice on the format they expect for the BB project reports I will submit with my application. The 1 page affidavit form asks for brief summaries and to attach supporting docs.
    One of my projects concerns reducing the scrap rate in a building material factory fron 5 to 2.5% over 2 yrs, a 500k$/yr savings. How much supporting docs should I supply? I was thinking of:
    – ~2 page abstract expalining the approach we took to improve the process
    – 2 or 3 measurement charts that show how the process improved over time
    – 3-5 pages of fishbone charts, and other problem analysis tools applied to the project 
    – 3-5 pages of pictures and drawings of quick change tooling and other process innovations we implemented during the project
    Does that sound appropriate? If not, what else would you suggest I include.
    Thanks in advance for your advice,
    Doug
     
     

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    #81728

    Cannizzo
    Participant

    Hi Doug,
    Like any SS project review, the reviewer wants to see that your project clearly identified the problem to be solved, and followed the MAIC process to solve the problem. How did the tools you selected and used link together to lead you to the root cause, and how did you improve the system to ensure that the root cause will no longer occur — or — will be detected quickly in the future if it does occur.
    When I review my BB projects, that’s what I look for. If the BB can’t fit the pieces together, then they don’t have a good enough grasp on the tools and the linkages. To display this to ASQ, I would assume that you would need to write a summary of how you selected the tools and how the output of one tool led to your decision to use the next tool.
    Aside from that, the other suggestions you made look fine. If you did all that I’m sure you’ll have no problem being approved by ASQ. Good luck.
    –Carol

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    #81730

    Doug Danielson
    Participant

    Carol,Thanks for the advice on my BB project. Can I email you a copy to scan to see if there are any other suggestions you may have? If so, can you send me your email address? Mine is [email protected],Doug Danielson 

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    #81731

    Marc Richardson
    Participant

    As I recall the certifiction process at ASQ, they require a project authorization to be submitted first. But maybe that’s only for folks going through their wave training.
    Marc Richardson
    Sr. Q.A. Eng.

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    #81732

    Cannizzo
    Participant

    Doug,
    I’d love to scan your project for acceptability/comments, but I’m afraid that I hardly have time to do so for my BBs. I visit the forum often and try to respond to as many posts as possible, because I think this is a fantastic community. But unfortunately I don’t have enough time to do everything I want.
    Do you have an MBB at your business that might be able to review and make suggestions? What about the organization that trained you…I would think that the MBB who supported you in training wouldn’t mind reviewing your project? Do you think that’s possible?
    –Carol

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    #81735

    Dillon
    Participant

    ASQ has told me I just need to fill out the project affidavit on their web page. I hope I have not missed something.
     
    Thanks,
    Doug Danielson

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    #81821

    Sally Harthunb
    Member

    Doug – All we (ASQ) needs to verify the project is the completed affidavit that is signed by the project champion.  We will then follow up with the champion for verification/questions.  We do not expect you to send any other documentation, as we know that many companies are not interested in sharing the results of their projects.  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact me directly at [email protected].  Thank you!  Sally Harthun, Manager ASQ Certification.

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    #81892

    Reinaldo Ramirez
    Participant

    Here is the ASQ affidavit form:ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Project Affidavit/Verification FormOne of the requirements for application approval to take ASQ’s Six Sigma Black Belt Certification exam is
    providing two signed affidavits attesting to the completion of two Six Sigma projects, signed by the project champion. If two Six Sigma projects have not been completed, one completed project can be allowed, providing you have at least three years of work experience covered by the Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BOK).Check here if two projects have been completed. Check here for one completed project and three years experience.Six Sigma Project completed by___________________________________________________________________________
    (Applicant’s name, please print) (Member Number)Provide general information regarding the purpose and business objective of the Six Sigma Project:Six Sigma Project’s start and completion dates by month/year:Brief summary of applicant’s performance in completing Six Sigma project as required. (Please include example of tools used, i.e., process maps, metrics (DPU,DPMO,RTY); procedures, chart’s etc.)Comment on business results from the applicant’s successful completion of Six Sigma Project:Verification of completion by project champion:
    Verification form completed by_____________________________________________________________
    Project Champion
    Title__________________________________________________________________________________
    Company Name_________________________________________________________________________
    Address_______________________________________________________________________
    Telephone /Fax /e-mail address________________ _________________ _________________
    Date signed________________________________________________
    (Please use back or additional pages if necessary)

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