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    vishal garg
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    Hi all, i m working as a s/w testing engineer.i have done my green belt training,& now i want to start a six sigma project.but i am finding myself unable to get a problem area.if anyone can suggest what all can be the problem area in testing or may be software. i’ll appreciate.
    regds
    vishal garg

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    #138756

    Heebeegeebee BB
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    VoC/QFD.

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    #138757

    Darth
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    Projects are selected by Champions to be aligned with strategic needs of the organization.  They are NOT selected by Green Belts who go to a public forum.  What kind of Six Sigma deployment are you involved in??????

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    #138758

    vishal
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    but here in our organization we are supposed to select a projrct on our own.

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    #138760

    Darth
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    Not blaming you, just the stupid leadership who are making you do it.  As was suggested, identify your process customers, find out which ones are feeling some pain, ask them exactly what they need/want from your process and see if you can craft a project around that.  Try not looking internally but outside to your process customers.  Keep the project narrowly scoped so you can finish in a reasonable amount of time.  Make sure that you will be able to collect sufficient and meaningful data.  Make sure that the pain your customer is feeling is defineable and measureable.  Good luck.

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    #138762

    vishal garg
    Member

    thanx darth for ur support, i’ll to do it in the same way.
    regds
    vishal
     

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    #138799

    Shirshendu Roy
    Member

    Hi Vishal
    At first please make a process flow for the testing process then pleaes analyze the painful area of your  process. Collect the data. After giving preference to the highest pain ful activity goahed with your project.

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    #138800

    Pradeep Sharma
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    One more example where in some body is doing project to get the certification and management is not supposrtive enough and not willing to drive Six Sigma. Not blaming you Vishal but thats the fact.I have been there and understand you completely. What will happen is you will waste lot of productive time in getting your stakehoders together and getting there buy in. Not demotivating you but giving you heads up of the issue which you will face in deploying six sigma. As per my understaing Six Sigma has 20% of politics involved in it (apart from stats knowledge, leadership skills, market knowledge etc etc). Be sure to get the buy in from your stakeholders else you will end up no where.
    And apart from that you have been advised by champs how to proceed, best of luck
    Pradeep

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    #138802

    Yadav
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    Dear Vishal,
    First map your key processes ( to begin with, at your control) at micro level. Identify & measure KPIV’s & KPOV’s at each step against specifications for some reasonable sample size. You will come to know current capability of your process. If their is any issue in that, you can initiate project.    
     

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    #138806

    Cordell Fife
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    Green belts here are also charged with “choosing” a project. ?  It really should come from the champions as stated by someone else- but you can learn a lot by “interviewing” the directors of each department.  Often they will tell you more than you want to hear about what is going wrong (if you have a good rapport), they will tell you what they would change etc and you can begin there.

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    #138815

    McD
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    I wouldn’t be quite so hard on them.  Many organizations have Green Belts select projects.  Remember, GB projects tend to be somewhat smaller than Black Belt projects, and it might not make sense for the leadership to spend their time on smaller projects.
    It also may be viewed as a development opportunity for the Green Belt.  The GB might just ask around for how to identify a project, and someone might suggest that he look to his upstream and downstream customers.  A motivated GB might just then interview his customers, and in the process, develop a much better picture of the service his organization provides.
    I see this as especially useful in the case of a software tester. Testers are often a little isolated from the development organization as a whole, and it can be difficult for them to see the value they bring to the organization.
    And of course, having been the one who recognized the need, the Green Belt is going to be highly committed to the project.
    However, all this doesn’t absolve the Black Belt of the responsibility to properly mentor the GB in project selection, as well as execution.
    –McD
     

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    #138824

    Mike Carnell
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    Pradeep Sharama,
    That is a huge jump from GB’s picking projects to “management is not supposrtive enough and not willing to drive Six Sigma.” I would be more willing to bet it is some bonehead MBB that decided that.
    You are way to quick to lay any issue on managements doorstep so you can grant yourself absolution.
    Just my opinion.

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    #138827

    Mike Carnell
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    vishal garg,
    You are in test and you can’t find a project? They fact that your department exists is a project.
    What is the R&R on every test you run? Last time you had a point release why didn’t your test catch it before they released it (if you are going to be the NVA in the process at least be good at it)? Why do you need to test at all?
    I would start there (your own stuff) before I go poking around other departments looking for a project. When they covered MSA in your class wasn’t there some little voice in your head that said “Hey here is an opportunity for me to measure how good my service is?” or “wouldn’t it be terrible if my tests didn’t repeat?”
    Sitting in class is more than putting your butt in a chair for 8 hours, nodding your head occasionally and making the odd esoteric irrelevant remark. You have a responsibility to your customer (the company that paid to have you trained) to take the concepts that are being explained by the instructor and at least try to see if you can figure out how they can be used to improve your performance. This may be a news flash but the connection is your responsibility not the instructors.
    Just my opinion.
    Good luck

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    #138867

    CB
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    Quality is everything

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