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    Jp HR
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    Is Six Sigma training/certification relevant to all industries?
    I am in Human resources and I deal with many industries where I can see the benefit like manufacturing or production, however I am not quite sure how it coulb benefit me in my industry?

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    #145298

    Ovidiu Contras
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    #145299

    Jp HR
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    Any tips on online resources for certification?

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    #145303

    Certification
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    Villanova University looks pretty solid if you are looking for a certification of achievement of minimal competency (that’s the definition of a certification, not an intention to insult you. Many people think that certification means mastery, but the reality is that certification requirements are based on minimal knowledge and skill to effectively perform a required task).
    The reality is that you learn six sigma through the coaching process with an effective and experienced Master Black Belt. but that was 10 – 15 years ago. I am not sure why we get so many technical questions on this site that could or should be answered by a dedicated Master Black Belt. My experience is that it takes between 6 – 10 projects before someone can really go on on their own and effectively manage change and solve problems.

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    Marlon Brando
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    But  still “Cetification  of  Achievement” does  not  mean  that  you are  “Certified” ,it  does  mean  that  you  are  “Trained”?Only  through  passing long(open  book)2-3 Hours Exam.(organized  by  ASQ…etc),after  passing  this  Exam.Successfully ,then  you will  be  “certified”.Some  persons  jump to  Exam without  taking  the courses and  pass  the  test?It depends  on  your  target:Do  you  want to  have  the “Knowledge” or  do  you  want  to  be  “certified” to  make  money ??I  believe that  the  “certification  story” is  confusing  everybody:Some  instit.finish  the  certification  in  2  weeks,some  (like  Villanova) finish it in  4  months?Who  will  Judge?My  Opinion.  

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    #145309

    Marlon Brando
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    It  depends:Yes  & No

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    #145317

    Eric Maass
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    Dear Jp HR,
    To your first question – yes, Six Sigma has been found to be relevant to a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing (from complex manufacturing for integrated circuits and cell phone and submarines to simpler products), banking and investment companies, health care and service industries. In fact, there are Six Sigma conferences on some of these precise areas.To your second question – there are several alternative on-line curricula for Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt training and certification. Some of them advertise here, some elsewhere. What I would suggest is that you first come up with a set of criteria by which you would like to make a decision (things like cost, schedule flexibility, success rate or likelihood, etc), and then compare the alternatives and select the top 2-3 based on that criteria…then refine it down, perhaps based on negotiation.
    Please feel free to email me if you have any follow-up questions: eric.maass@motorola.com

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