iSixSigma

Role of the Master Black Belt

Six Sigma – iSixSigma Forums Old Forums General Role of the Master Black Belt

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #28314

    Jim Johnson
    Participant

    This questions is primarily aimed at Black Belts, however, any practitioner (Green Belt or Black Belt) may feel free to answer. I am not looking for the “standard” definition of the role of a Master Black Belt. I want to know what you expect from a Master Black Belt as someone who is “supported” by them. Thanks.

    0
    #70341

    denton
    Participant

    The term “Master Black Belt” means very different things in different organizations.  In our case, MBB’s manage the Six Sigma program, teach classes, and mentor people who are working on projects.  The mentoring means that we review projects, and give technical assistance when people are having difficulty applying the tools.
    In other organizations, MBB’s do none of the above, and simply manage complex projects, where individual BB’s are working on sub-parts of the project, under the direction of the MBB.
    Denton Bramwell
    Sr. Master Black Belt
     

    0
    #70349

    Jaran S.
    Participant

    Most technical issues, as a black belt, I think can solve & do itmyself.
    I think I can do some of MBB roles such as coaching, training, using advance tool/technique, planning, managing the projects etc.
    Then I need MBB to do some “soft issues” for me such as :
    – Dealing with management or other departments in tough issues
    – Conflict management
    – Change management
    – Sharing vision
    – etc.
    That is just my opinion.
    Jaran S.

    0
    #70406

    TJ
    Member

    Obviously it has different meanings in different employments. However, that should not be the case. SS is meant to standardize communication,  thought process & tools to better achieve management quality. The in-house consultant or advisor for this process is the MBB. That person is an experienced, well-rounded Manager & Leader who is the trainer, mentor, advisor, expert and otherwise “chief-of-staff” for SS in company.

    0
    #70417

    gt
    Participant

    coaching
    training
    strategic support
    developping material
    these are the functions in our facility
     

    0
    #70420

    Tomatra
    Member

    The Master Black Belt should provide the following:
    1) Define the quality focus of his/her team
    2) Coach
    3) Train
    4) Strategically Support Quality Initiatives (Perform as a Liasion between BBs and Executives, so that BBs can perform their functions unhindered by business politics)
    5) Lead by example
    If the MBB does these things he/she will have an effective quality team.

    0
    #70439

    Mikel
    Member

    Mr. Sr. Master Black Belt Denton,What in the heck is a Sr. Master Black Belt? Are you up for Grand Pubah Master Black Belt next?

    0
    #70449

    Dr
    Participant

     The master Black Belts should take the main responsibility of implementing the Six Sigma program.  They must assist the organization in identifying Six Sigma projects and also develop and train Black Belts under them. In addition:
    – they will take on the leadership of major programs
    – offer technical expertise
    – facilitate sharing of best practices across the organization
    – ensure successful completion of a project from start to end
     

    0
Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)

The forum ‘General’ is closed to new topics and replies.