No Support for Six Sigma Initiatives in Organization

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    Hello Guys,

    I have recently passed the CSSGB program provided by the ASQ.

    But my organization does not follow/support for Six sigma initiatives.

    We do not have any Six Sigma MBB or Black belt available to lead projects.

    Does this mean that I have to get apprenticed to a Black belt privately, outside of my organization, in order to gain some practical experience and be part of a six sigma project?

    Please advice.




    Does your organization have a quality department?  If so, you may want to have a conversation with them.  Something like “I recently completed green belt training and I’d like the opportunity to tackle an issue that the organization currently has using a six sigma approach…”.  Don’t undersell yourself or think that you absolutely need a black belt mentor right from the start.  With any problem, you can flow through the DMAIC process starting with making sure you have a good definitive problem statement and then progressing to capturing additional information in your project charter.  Ensuring that you have an operational definition of the metric you are hoping to improve and then taking a data driven approach to getting a fully objective view of the problem, will probably show your organization the value even though you don’t really have advocates of the approach at your company.



    I’d add that possibly key people in your organization dismissed six sigma as yet another management fad that is expensive to implement with questionable results. If you even suspect that might be the case, don’t use the term “six sigma”. Talk about data-driven process improvement and the ideas you have about things you’ve observed that could be done better.

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