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  • #53672

    Hicks
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    Hello everyone.

    I recently completed my green belt program through my employer. The workbooks were outdated and were not available for download.

    Does anyone know where I can get a roadmap ( with templates ) of step by step, tool by tool, question by question that is required ( or desired ) to do a project?

    I can forsee an Microsoft Excel workbook with numerous worksheets with templates.

    Thanks.

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    #191042

    MBBinWI
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    Wow, if you can’t run a GB type project without this level of hand-holding, your employer should get their money back. You clearly weren’t trained.

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    #191044

    Strayer
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    Some people have put together the sort of workbook/templates you describe and they result in such absurdities as requiring use of Gage R&R when your measurement system is a survey. Internal training programs often try to turn SS into a rote procedure with a limited tool set. Easier to teach and to learn. But every improvement project is different. Expand your knowledge of tools, under what circumstances each is useful, and where they fit in the DMAIC methodology. Do research on this site and elsewhere. Read books. And consider training/certification other than through your employer.

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    #191045

    Hicks
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    That’s the whole point I was trying to make.
    The course was terrible with no real world examples.

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    #191050

    Nick
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    I’ve seen these come from the various companies/people that provide the original Six Sigma training however I haven’t seen them available for free (it comes with the training).

    However, I haven’t searched in depth for the templates because, as noted by MBBinWI, each project I’ve completed was unique enough that the templates wouldn’t have helped anyway. It took help from a good MBB, research, and common sense to build the knowledge (and confidence) to know when and where tools should be applied. If the MBB route isn’t available then try books. Books are more difficult and less focused on your situation but can still get the job done.

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    #191060

    Sayles
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    In addition to the training handbooks and black belt coaches we provide our Greenbelts with the book “Lean Six Sigma and Minitab” by Quentin Brook. A useful reminder forthe tools and how to use minitab

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    #191069

    Brook
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    csayles wrote:

    In addition to the training handbooks and black belt coaches we provide our Greenbelts with the book “Lean Six Sigma and Minitab” by Quentin Brook. A useful reminder forthe tools and how to use minitab

    Thank you csayles for your kind recommendation – I’m the author of the ‘Lean Six Sigma and Minitab’ book.

    I have attached (I hope) an image of the front cover for clarity.

    Thanks again!

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    #191087

    French
    Member

    AlanH,
    The best advice I can offer is to buddy-up with another belt in your organization, hopefully with more experience, to talk through your projects, a recommended approach and which tools are appropriate.

    It may also be helpful to look up “Six Sigma” on Amazon.com and read reviews there of different texts. You’ll likely find content directed toward your industry (service, manufacturing, etc.) which may help.

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    #191088

    Hicks
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    The course I went through was with a previous employer – huge advocate for SS.

    New company – could not spell SS… No Green Belts, no Black Belts, but this place ( corporate office and 9 production plants ) need a team of 3-4 BB, and 10+ GBs.

    I am having to create the tools from scratch ( or templates ) to verify/validate projects.

    I have certified projects ( $ 500K + ) from the previous company and have lead a few projects here totaling $ 100K in savings.

    But I am trying to step away from the projects and prepare other people in the SS way.

    I am thinking about doing the Villanova BB program. I am sure it would help tremdously.

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