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    Todd Kirby
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    I received my Six Sigma Expert (Black Belt) training through Raytheon and my certification through L3.  I am now  working for the state of Kentucky in the governor’s office and have been requested to begin training state employees in Six Sigma.
    Is there a specific agenda I need to train/certify Green Belts?  Do I need to become certified as a Master Black Belt before I can do this?  Where do I begin?

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    #113834

    Brent
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    Glad to see our state moving forward on this front!  In terms of training, are they looking for an “Executive Overview” (Champion) scenario, or are they expecting a full blown training/certification program for BB’s?
    It would be quite a daunting task to develop a training program from scratch….there are a lot of good groups out there providing training at a reasonable price.  I would love to see a course offered through the state universities…to move this iniative forward for business, we need this!

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    #113835

    Mikel
    Member

    Good to see that the state of Kentucky is taking the high road and is going to do this right.
    Go look up Deming’s explanation of a random walk.

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    #113837

    Taylor
    Member

    I’m not looking to train BB’s, I will recommend outside training for that.  I think we are just looking to train GB’s to utilize 6sigma in their areas, and if they complete a proper project I would like to certify them (as GreenBelts).  I was just looking for a training package if there is one, I guess I could develop one but it would take more time than I currently have.

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    #113839

    Taylor
    Member

    Who is Deming and where would I find his explanation?

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    #113841

    Mikel
    Member

    Todd,
    If you really want some help, email me at [email protected].
    You will get reading assignments to start with.

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    #113842

    Burns
    Member

    Todd,
    I’m in Kentucky as well, certified as a MBB. I happen to be currently looking for a job change as well. Send me an email about the situation maybe we can talk more off line.   [email protected]
    Shane

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    #113844

    Mikel
    Member

    You really shouldn’t put your Johnson Controls email address when shopping for a job change.

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    #113848

    Carl
    Participant

    Neither one of you should be soliciting employment in the forum.
    Move over to the “jobs” section of the site.

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    #113853

    Mikel
    Member

    Carl honey, go read the other response to your ignorant suggestions.
     

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    #113870

    Dog Sxxt
    Participant

    Who is Deming? I feel ashame and bewilder  after reading this sentence from an American. The Japan, a country at another side of globe even got a national award calls Deming Prize to compliment many great contribution  from this American quality guru toward Japanese quality campaign.
    BTW, Singapore government reaps huge benefits from Six Sigma initiates. Another sad story is that Singapore government is “kiasu”, meaning they are not open and not willing to share their stuff, but wanted to learn from others.  
     

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    #113892

    Brent
    Participant

    Todd,
    My advice would be to carefully structure a plan for exposing the infrastructure to Six Sigma, starting with an evaluation of Dept. Head (Champion)level.  It has been my experience that success/failure of such iniatives begin at this level.  You will probably find that many of these people will not have a clue!  Usually you will get lip service, but no clear understanding of the methodology (even after training!).
    Another approach would be to target a specific area (maybe finance or transportation, areas with technical staff) for implementation.  Assuming it will be successful, use this as the baseline for other departments. 
    It is critical to have a well structured plan prior to starting.  It is a daunting task, given the political nature of government in general.  It can be done, but requires a steady hand on the wheel!
    My .02!

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