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    Ogobiri
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    I have had some limited exposure to Six Sigma in another company, and I have just completed an online Six Sigma application course.  
    I am not sure what direction to go in now  –Black Belt or Green Belt.
    I would appreciate your opinion or suggestions.  
     

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    #166628

    Brandon
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    It depends on your objectives. If you are in the field you want to be in and in the job you want to be in then go with GB – it will enhance your ability to perform your present responsibilities.
    Be clearer about your career objectives and perhaps we can contribute a little more.

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    #166629

    Ogobiri
    Member

    Good question about career goals.
    I have been in the Training and Development field for 25+ years in a variety of positions from Training Director, Instructional Designer, to internal ISO Auditor.    
    Hopefiully, Six Sigma certification would give me  more systematic and standard approaches to problem solving-particularly  the training.   My strengths are in gap analysis and implementing strategies to bridge the gap.
    I would like to remain in the training field but with more up to date  and targeted recognized credentials.  I currently have M.A. in program development and evaluation, and graduate courses in taxation and accounting.
     
     

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    #166631

    Brandon
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    OK, good. Then GB would be plenty sufficient. BB is for those who wish to practice SS exclusively then move to MBB and train others…very focused & technical. GB is a good basis to apply SS to your everday work …and accomplish more.
    Good luck.

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    #166686

    Six Sigma guy
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    Is it possible to do BB without a GB- of course if you are doing it through institutes where money will fetch you certifications? I believe you need to first get some basic understanding of Six sigma and its application and then move over to GB. Once you have experienced your tenure as a GB then you can probably decide whether to stay as GB or move over to BB. again it depends on whether you want to move over to full stream BB where you spend 100% of ur time in doing projects,training people,mentoring,change management etc or part time BB with good sigma skill sets.It depends on what you want to do. Once you attend some yellow belt/orientation program you will probably be able to decide which career path to take.
    Cheers
    Six Sigma guy

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    #166688

    Fake Harry Alert
    Participant

    Appreciate  your  comprehensive explanation and  the  insight.
    It  is  really  a  great  advantage  to  find  person like  you  who  is  ready  to  submit good  answers.
    Best  Regards

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    #166689

    Sharp Shooter
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    Throw some light on thiese:- A person, who has just a pass class Commerce degree, has been in IT sector for almost 6 years and has average knowledge about SDLC, has limited knowledge in statistics, attends a BB trainig and gets BB certification from the organizing institute without doing a BB project. Can we call him a certified BB? Does he have the authority to certify other members with GB or BB for doing small to medium level projects? As a BB what is he expected to do if he has to mentor a GB or BB project? What is his value or networth in the job market?

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    #166730

    Six Sigma guy
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    Hi Sharp Shooter..
    Following are my personal opinion
    Since there isnt any directions/regulations/laws/guidances as to who needs to be called as certified BB or otherwise anybody can claim themselves as BB certified however the usefulness of the same is questionable. Since the person has got some certificate from organized body he can claim to be a certified BB however as per my knowledge its not the certificate which matters for any organization to hire people its the knowledge and experience that matters however certificate from a recognized well known body will add credibility.
    Moreover authority to certify members where? Within the organization or outside the organization?Anybody can certify anybody again as i said in previous paragraph the purpose and usefulness is lost. If the person himself has limited knowledge what can he train/mentor people on? What experiences and thought process can he share? Maybe a run through of power point slides with some good communication skills might fetch some brownie points..If he himself hasnt done any project how can he expect to mentor someone else project???Again authority to certify is different mentoring is different.
    Hope it answers ur query.. Have i missed something here?
    Cheers
    Six Sigma guy

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