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    rodrigues
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    Hello!  I am a Master Black Belt at a 113-bed regional medical center.  We began our Six Sigma initiative this spring by training 4 greenbelts.  Could some of you out there at other hospitals share what percentage of a greenbelt’s time is allocated for Six Sigma projects versus their other job responsibilities?  Thanks!

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    J D Cole
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    Our Six Sigma program is less than a year old, and we just recently completed our first wave of Green Belt training…the expectations we set was that it was roughly a 20% time commitment, which means as much as one full day in a five day work week…although from our initial mentoring sessions, the true time commitment may be more dependent on the project and its priority to the organization’s goals.

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    #60688

    rodrigues
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    JD:
    Thank you for this information.  I just proposed to my organization that the minimum of a Greenbelt to be 8 hours per week (20%) with a maximum of 50% once the organization can see some completed projects and the savings/results and will in turn be more apt to commit more rescources.

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    #60690

    Brit
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    The 20% timeline is probably a good way to go.  You may have an issue later in your program development – actually a good problem to have, but a problem none the less.
    Two years into implementation, we had chaosen to certify 6 green belts every 6 months.  Not only to increase the value and ROI of Six Sigma, but also to increase the basic need for data based decision making, even when a Six Sigma project is not being done.  The problem is that on our 3rd round of training (after12 Green Belts), we had 16 employees request that they be certified.  Again, good problem to have, but it does become challenging to manage these folks and becomes detrimental to Six Sigma implementation if you would deny or limit participation.  So, look forward to success!  But keep in mind that with success comes desire to participate (hopefully).  Good Luck with your roll out!

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