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I always suggest choosing lean six sigma certification company that requires at least one project to run. That project is part of certification process. Let me explain in this article why it is so important, and what kind of project I suggest to choose, to be certified. I have also created excel tool, that will help you identify, if your project is a good choice. This video theme is dedicated for Green belt applicants.

Well, you are applying for six sigma. You are sure, that this method is right for you. You are ready to invest your money, and time. You are convinced, that earned knowledge will help you grow.

These are the questions, you must answer to yourself prior any training. If all your answers are positive, then definitely ,you are the best person for green belt.

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Now, why to run project as a part of lean six sigma green belt certification? There are companies that do not require to run project at all. That might be easier path for you, right? Here are major reasons why I know it is important to run project to be certified:

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Everything said is very important. But choosing the right project is crucial for success.

First question you should ask is,

Can I finish this project within month or two?

Maximum target must be 3 months. It will be very frustrated to run project over this limit. Longer project is too complicated for beginner. Choose the simplest project. Your colleagues, mentor, or project sponsor can help you with project identification too.

Examples of simple projects: – Small area 5S organization. or

– Parts transfer between two working stations for production projects.

– Information transfer within your working group. For office projects.

Create high level project plan to identify if chosen project fits to described limits.

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Second question to answer is:

Do I have sponsors support?

You can not be successful without support. Discuss chosen project with your project sponsor. Try to listen to him, what to address first to help your organization.

Third searching criteria is:

Are you familiar with addressed problem?

This can help you to run project faster.

4 th criteria is, – the team.

How large is your team?

3 to 4 team members, including you, should be able to resolve addressed problem. Do not involve too many people in your first project. Leading people is the most difficult part of project management. Make sure, there are people in your team, that will strongly support you. Make sure, they have enough time capacity to join you in project meetings.

Criteria number 5.

Do I have enough time?

Ask yourself, if you do have enough available time to run project? Cooperate with project sponsor and your supervisor to make it available.

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Green Belt project – The Fee Assessment Enhancement

by UCD Agile · Published August 20, 2019 · Updated August 20, 2019

By Ryan Teevan, UCD Registry – Administrative Services

What is the Fee Assessment Enhancement Project? The Fee Assessment Enhancement project is a review of our current practice around fee assessment with a view to improving the process for students and staff by the start of the 2019/2020 academic year.

The project is being done as an UCD Agile Green Belt project and uses Lean’s DMAIC (an acronym for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) methodology in delivering process enhancements and improved services. 

What we aimed to achieve?  The aim of the project is:

What are the benefits? The project will benefit students and staff by providing a better level of service and support across the University. 

The benefits include:

Where are we now?

In early August 2019 we launched our new EU Fees website with Free Fees Website . Within this, we have produced dynamic eligibility reckoners which allow applicants, students and staff the ability to be assessed on the spot and provide the user with instant, consistent, correct information.

Within the new process, students can only submit via a designated online submission form, where they can upload all the required document and it will go directly to our Student Records team. This is a better service for students because it ensures that our Student Record team has all the required information and can easily review the application: all the necessary information is contained in one email.

We have created new checklists for each criteria outlining exactly what documentation is required for this, and students can download these directly from the new webpages, reckoners and submission forms. It is hoped that by providing these to students, it will reduce the number of follow ups required, leading to a better services for students and less processing by staff.

As part of the process we wanted to look at how we can better maintain controls in relation to the process. We decided to use UniShare for this and have created a number of categories within UniShare that allow us to maintain consistent process statistics and assist with future planning within the unit.

Overall the Green Belt process and methodology has been a great experience and I would like to thank Agile’s Michael, Olga and team for their time, support and guidance throughout it all, as well as our Project Team of Magda Jablonska, Sinead Myler, Catherine Mc Donnell, Nessa O’Shaughnessy and Stephen Bowie, with Andy Myler as project sponsor .

For anyone thinking of doing a Green Belt or any of the Agile training I would encourage you to go for it. As someone who has worked on a number of projects within the University previously, being able to take a step back and use the Lean Methodology has been a real benefit not just in delivering the project but both in other projects I am working on and in the space of organisation operations and approaches. I am happy at any stage to discuss with anyone who may be thinking about taking on a Green Belt project my own experiences.

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Six Sigma Certification training  is for individuals attentive to waste reduction techniques, continuous improvement, and company management or supply chain experience. This credential assists professionals in enhancing their subject matter knowledge, making them more desirable to potential employers. 

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) certification is likely the most helpful for your business. Many people believe it is preferable to train many coworkers to the Black Belt or Master Black Belt level, but you need many more Green Belt-level coworkers. Moreover, Green Belts are the doers, delivering the majority of the improvement work.

Numerous individuals are familiar with the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program, but many are uncertain or unclear about how this training might benefit them and their organization. Also, professionals are unaware of the six sigma green belt certification preparation process.

Improvement is a skill that, like any other, can be learned. However, after receiving fundamental training, you must immediately practice your newly acquired skills. Unpracticed new abilities are quickly lost, along with any potential benefits or value from the course.

So, let us discover the steps to get prepared for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in today’s guide.

What is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) Certification?

Lean Six Sigma is a collection of techniques and tools used for company improvement and quality management. It tries to improve quality by detecting problems, determining their root cause, and enhancing procedures to maximize the reusability and precision of process results.

It offers a business the advantages of enhancing productivity, product quality, and delivery timeliness, reducing faults, and promoting employee satisfaction and confidence.

IASSC is governing body for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, which introduces candidates to Process improvement, Waste minimization, and Value maximization. There are 3 levels of certifications. The three levels of this qualification are referred to as belts. In addition, there are three levels of Six Sigma certification or belts: 

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification 
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Green Belt certification is beneficial if you are interested in process improvement techniques or if you are a professional seeking such approaches to meet the needs of your firm by using Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

With the help of Green Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma, you can learn how to:

  • Reduce errors, Control expenses and budgets, 
  • Streamline processes, and Increase the project success rate

But, first, we will examine the correct definition and explanation of Lean Six Sigma and the advantages of holding a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

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Why Should Professionals Take up LSSGB Certification?

Quality is a vital and differentiating characteristic of products and services in today’s competitive industry. Establishing a structure within the organization that promotes quality and eliminates defects provides the desired competitive advantage. In addition, six Sigma can achieve long-term success as a methodology that examines organizations as whole systems.

Many individuals have attended professional Six Sigma training due to its success of Six Sigma. 

However, how would these pieces of training benefit your career? 

The benefits are enormous for your profession and business knowledge in general. The Six Sigma Green Belt (part of the Six Sigma technique) is used to enhance the quality of manufacturing and process management organizations. In addition, there are numerous advantages to obtaining a Six Sigma Green belt certification. Several of these are detailed below:

  • Increase value to your employer
  • Deliver an improvement project during the training
  • Benefits of professional development
  • Improve business processes and sustain quality improvement
  • Increase your value across industries
  • Movement into managerial roles
  • Higher salary expectations
  • Increase your sales

What is the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and Who Should Obtain Certification?

Lean Six Sigma is the consequence of combining Six Sigma with the principles of Lean Management. Lean Management strives to reduce waste and, consequently, the time required for the complete production process, whereas Six Sigma aims to reduce variation in the outputs.

The implementation of Lean Six Sigma principles is intriguing. First, the Lean methodology is deployed to increase the process’s efficiency, and then the Six Sigma techniques are implemented to fine-tune the remaining project components.

While discussing Lean Six Sigma, let’s briefly discuss Six Sigma. Six Sigma is a quality program that aids in determining which quality management techniques are employed and how to enhance the project. Six Sigma incorporates statistical methods for problem detection and process improvement. It can also be utilized in manufacturing, healthcare, and finance.

As already mentioned, Green Belt in Six Sigma is one of the certification levels available, depending on the position you wish to perform in the management environment.

Six Sigma Green Belt training teaches you how to direct teams regarding data gathering and analysis for teams working on problem-solving Black Belt projects. You read that correctly. White Belt, Yellow Belt, and Master Black Belt certifications are available in addition to Black Belt. Let’s quickly examine Six Sigma’s preparation methods, as mentioned earlier.

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How Should Preparations Begin?

To prepare for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt(LSSGB) Certified Expert examination, adhere to the instructions. In addition, the following stages will aid you in the process of preparation:

  • The exam syllabus is the most crucial aspect of any exam. Therefore, be sure to review the Six Sigma Green Belt Exam syllabus. Plan your usual study routine for exam preparation considering your free time and the time remaining until the exam.
  • Every area of Six Sigma covered in the study guide must be studied in depth. Scenario-based logical questions are included in the Six Sigma examinations.
  • Attempt to apply each topic to a real-world business issue as you prepare for the examination. Not only will this help you answer the issue more effectively, but it will also help you enhance your knowledge.

Know Clearly About LSSGB Examination

1. area of study.

Following are the area of study of LSSGB:

  • Concepts, implementation, and aims of Six Sigma
  • The methodology is called DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Implement, and Control). Predicting, preventing, and managing process faults
  • Components of rubbish
  • Variations in operations
  • Utilizing statistical process control plus

2. Eligibility Criteria

IASSC has no eligibility requirements for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. However, for the International Association for Six Sigma Certification, candidates must get a minimum score of 70% on the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) Exam.

3. Exam Format

Following are exam format of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt:

  • Multiple-choice and true-false questions are the types of inquiry
  • No. of questions: 100 questions (including 20 true/false and multiple-choice questions)
  • Exam Length: 180 minutes (3 hours)
  • Should get a score of 385 points out of 500 to pass
  • Exam type: closed book

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Green Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma educates managers to process improvement, waste reduction, and value maximization. This certification is intended for professionals interested in process improvement techniques or a business requirement for them.

If this describes you and you wish to adopt Lean Six Sigma’s principles in the workplace, the Green Belt certification will help you.

In addition, it will teach you how to eliminate errors, control expenses, streamline processes, and increase the project success rates of your team.

So, we have compiled a collection of study tips for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt examination. Let us now; look into these:

1. Use a Six Sigma Study Guide

Each level of Six Sigma requires a different grasp of the tools and practices associated with each level. However, the abbreviations for two common Six Sigma methodologies are DMAIC and DMADV.

DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control, while DMADV is an acronym for Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, and Verify.

So, to understand the fundamentals of all these, use a study guide.

Read this article for further understanding: How to Obtain Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification?

In addition, Free eBooks and study materials on the Six Sigma Green Belt are available online for independent study.

2. Examine Yourself Using Sample Questions

 You must pass the multiple-choice Lean Six Sigma Green Belt examination for certification. Ensure that you have properly checked your knowledge with online practice tests to refine your exam strategy before taking your exam.

Examine the Six Sigma Study Guide for a comprehensive collection of sample tests, exams, and questions. Alternately, Six Sigma Training Free also provides a wealth of Six Sigma tools, such as Green Belt practice examinations.

3. Submerge Yourself in the Method

Obtain practical experience with a trial version, as there are numerous exams and subjects to study. In addition to knowing the processes, the most effective way to practice Lean Six Sigma is to immerse oneself in it.

Numerous websites, blogs, and web contents give essential Lean Six Sigma information online. Therefore, learn the most recent process improvements and remain ahead of the preparation curve. Above all, this will help you in real-world circumstances after you begin your new position.

4. Certification Course for the Green Belt

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training & Certification aims to provide you with as much information, data, and training as possible so that you may pass the exam and implement the approach in a real-world corporate setting.

The rewards you receive are contingent upon the sort, of course, you choose to enroll in. You will benefit from an instructor during a classroom-based session, allowing you to pose your business-specific questions.

In conclusion, considering the points mentioned above in mind will make it simpler for you to pass the Six Sigma Green Belt CSSGB certification exam. Always be mindful of time; the more serious you are about it, the easier the exam will be.

Being in the process of learning while studying for the Lean Six Sigma certification exam will obtain you in an excellent position to apply your knowledge to your business to improve processes and decrease errors.

Moreover, Invensis Learning provides seekers with Lean Six Sigma training and certification that instills the abilities necessary for understanding the Six Sigma technique, allowing you to develop your career and secure excellent employment possibilities.

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Six Sigma Green Belts – What is their entry level salary?

February 21st, 2017


With technological advancements and innovation in business processes, there came Six Sigma a systematic methodology to defeat defects and failures. Six Sigma is described as an engineering approach to minimize defects, counter failures and minimize waste in production system. It comprehensively deals flaws of a service system. Starting from automotive industry, Six Sigma entered information technology, healthcare, human resources and finance. After Six Sigma successful adaptation at manufacturing sector, it significantly got entered in service industry. Understanding importance of Six Sigma as a strategic method, we are here discussing Six Sigma Green Belts, who are professionals to lead Six Sigma process. We will focus on Six Sigma Green Belts profile, what they do and what they do different in Six Sigma application. Bringing a close-assessment of Six Sigma Green Belts, we would state their average salary rates and their worth among recruiters.

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Who are Six Sigma Green Belts, what they do?

Green Belts are entry level professionals of Six Sigma discipline. They work under supervision of Black Belts with direct involvement in quality and process improvement stages. They are assigned with Green Belt tasks such as data gathering, design and experimentation. They work in project management and are assigned to lead proactive planning. Green Belts are actual executors of the job. They are good planners as well as decisive executors. • Green Belts are entry level professionals. • Green Belts are trained and certified first level Six-Sigma professionals. • Green Belts are trainees advancing into practical Six-Sigma. • They get involved in quality and process improvement stages. • They perform effective data and information management tasks. • They are part of project planning and execution activities. • They organize Six Sigma Green Belts team and projects.

How Six Sigma Green Belts are Important?

The Green Belts designate at mid-level management and therefore their task is certainly managerial and executive. They report to senior management about progress of project, their inputs are merely regarding cost control and time management. Green Belts concern is quality and how it could be improved by detecting flaws at earlier stage. Green Belts are trained with Design, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control stages. They start with DMAIC and conclude with achieving desired Six Sigma outcomes. Green Belts always work with solutions-oriented approach. They adapt all strategic tools and models to bring feasible solutions to problems. They are proactive planners who are directly involved in strategic decision making.

Six Sigma Green Belts entry level salary

As of industrial demand of Six Sigma Green Belts today, their wages are designed exceptionally by recruiters in different companies. Green Belts multitasking raises their importance among recruiters and their wage rates are tremendous as compare to wage of a normal working executive in a company. According to contemporary recruitment statistics, the starting salary of a Six Sigma Green Belt is $60,000/year. It changes as per designation and nature of role offered to a Green Belt. The average wage of a Six Sigma Green Belt is between $60,000 to $85,000/year in United States. In different other countries of Europe like Germany, Norway, Sweden or Netherlands, a Green Belt could be offered Eur 2000 on weekly account.

Payscale of Certified Green Belts

According to which is a gross national salary survey website, Green Belts have higher pay-scale than average executives. A mechanical engineer could earn from $58,000 to $65,000 in a year. Similarly, a manufacturing or industrial engineer gross income in a year is between $55,000 to $89,000. The highest income is of Process Improvement Engineers and Quality Assurance Engineers who could earn between $65,000 to $90,000 in a year.

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How To Select And Train The Right People For Your Lean Six Sigma Project [ 4- From Performance To Excellence]


November 9, 2017

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There are three kinds of leaders. Those that tell you what to do. Those that allow you to do what you want. And Lean leaders that come down to the work and help you figure it out. – John Shook

Selecting and training people for your Lean Six Sigma project is a key ingredient for success during the launch phase of your Lean Six Sigma initiative. Process improvements can be a challenging task but if you have the right people with the right Lean Six Sigma skills on board then it is possible to achieve sustainable change. When you wish to achieve the results that you want with Lean Six Sigma, you need to change the way that you work and this means that you need to change how you think about the work. To successfully implement a Lean Six Sigma project, you need to select your best performers – the top talent – that are capable of learning and implementing new methodologies and you need to train them adequately to create your dream team. So, how can you select and train the right people for Lean Six Sigma?

The Roles In Lean Six Sigma

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Lean Six Sigma has a martial-arts convention for naming most of its professionals. Each Lean Six Sigma professional is responsible for performing a particular set of duties within an organization. Each Lean Six Sigma role and the respective training required for that role have been outlined below:

The Champion, also commonly referred to as the Lean Six Sigma Leader, is an executive leader of the organization that is responsible for driving the Lean Six Sigma initiative. The Champion reports directly to the CEO of an organization.

A LSS Champion is accountable for the entire Lean Six Sigma deployment and supports the change by cultivating a Lean Six Sigma culture within the organization. This individual helps select projects, create a project charter, supervise projects on a weekly basis, and remove the barriers that might exist during project implementation.

Every organization can have only a single LSS Champion who is generally a senior-level executive of the company and has received high-level training regarding the technical aspects of Lean Six Sigma and is also equipped with the skills of leading an initiative.

Master Black Belt

A Master Black Belt (MBB), also known as the LSS Program Manager, is an experienced and successful Black Belt that has managed a number of Lean Six Sigma projects and is an expert in the methods and tools that are associated with Lean Six Sigma. A MBB reports to the LSS Champion of an organization.

The primary role of a Master Black Belt is to develop the Lean Six Sigma training program for an organization and coach project management teams. A MBB is also responsible for assisting in the selection of projects, supporting the efforts of the LSS Champion, and monitoring the Lean Six Sigma projects.

An organization can have a number of Master Black Belts for their Lean Six Sigma initiative but it must be ensured that a Master Black Belt is a full-time professional that is highly experienced and has successfully managed several projects as a Black Belt.

Preferably, a company with 10,000 employees should have up to 8 Master Black Belts by the fifth year of their Lean Six Sigma deployment.

A Black Belt (BB) is an individual that has advanced knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, particularly the methods and statistical tools, and possesses leadership qualities.

The role of a Black Belt is to coach, manage, and lead the project team for a Lean Six Sigma project. Each Black Belt in an organization is responsible for leading one (or more) DMAIC projects in an organization and ensuring that the right data is collected and analyzed for the project(s).

A Black Belt is also responsible for identifying and communicating the barriers in a project and providing regular updates about the project to a Master Black Belt.

When choosing people for Black Belt training, ensure that you choose full-time professionals for your organization that have some team skills (which will be utilized in the training program). The selected individuals will then be required to attend classroom training for around four to five weeks where they will be taught about the methods, statistical tools, and technical concepts of Lean Six Sigma.

Once a Black Belt has received their training, they should be required to manage a ‘test’ DMAIC project to assess their skills. As with Master Black Belts, a company with 10,000 employees should have up to 50 Black Belts by the fifth year of their Lean Six Sigma deployment.

A Green Belt is a part-time professional for an organization that has some expertise about Lean Six Sigma (sufficient for leading a small LSS project).

The exact role of a Green Belt depends on the requirements of an organization but generally, a Green Belt is responsible for assisting a Black Belt with one of their projects and for providing just-in-time training to others. However, if there is a need, a Green Belt might also be required to start and manage their own project under the direct supervision of a Master Black Belt.

For selecting individuals for Green Belt, make sure that you choose a part-time professional for your organization that is willing to learn about the Lean Six Sigma process. The training program for Green Belts will require the chosen individuals to attend classroom training for a maximum of two weeks in which they will be taught about the methods and basic statistical tools of Lean Six Sigma.

Ideally, a company of 10,000 people should have up to 200 Green Belts by the fifth year of their Lean Six Sigma deployment.

Team Member

Any professional in an organization that has general awareness or basic knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and can contribute to a particular project (through expertise and experience) is considered to be a LSS Team Member.

It is important to mention here that a team member does not need to have any sort of formal Lean Six Sigma training. Though the role of such individuals is not well-defined in Lean Six Sigma, a team member can be anyone that provides expertise, provides data and resources, and helps identify opportunities for improvement for a project.

The team members are generally more involved with an organization’s work and business processes and therefore, they can help in selecting the right DMAIC projects for the Lean Six Sigma initiative since they can see exactly where the improvements are needed in a business’ workflow.

One common mistake that is made by most organizations is that they only choose technical specialists (such as statisticians, engineers, and quality professionals) as team members. For a successful and efficient implementation of Lean Six Sigma, it is important to incorporate the management (such as senior managers and process owners) as team members, as well.

Process Owner

A Process Owner is a professional that is responsible for a particular process within a business and is accountable for achieving the desired performance for that process.

Since each DMAIC project is aimed at solving a problem and improving the efficiency of a particular process, the process owner (for that specific process) must always be part of the Lean Six Sigma team. There is no need for formally training the Process Owner regarding Lean Six Sigma, though a short briefing will be beneficial for the sake of the project.

The role of a Process Owner is defined by the Champion or Master Black Belt depending on the requirements of the project. However, the responsibilities of a Process Owner are to assist the Black Belt in the decision-making, data collection, and process improvement phase of a project.

Project Sponsor

The Project Sponsor is a business executive that is responsible for providing the budget, resources, and strategic directions for the project team so that they can move further with the project implementation. This individual is also responsible for removing the barriers (particularly financial barriers) that could slow down the project’s process.

Towards the end of a project, the Project Sponsor is responsible for celebrating the success, communicating it to all departments, and recognizing (and awarding) the key players of the project.

Again, each DMAIC project will have only one Project Sponsor that will act as a facilitator and a supervising body for the project.

We have already discussed how you need to go about convincing and informing the executives to sponsor a Lean Six Sigma project. Every Project Sponsor should be well informed about the Lean Six Sigma process and should be involved in the communication process for Lean Six Sigma.

Forming A Lean Six Sigma Team

Now that you know exactly what roles each individual has in a Lean Six Sigma organization, let us take a look at everything that you need to know about forming a Lean Six Sigma team for a project.

How Many People Should Be There?

You should appoint no more than six people in a Lean Six Sigma team. Each team member should be familiar with the involved process and should contribute towards the implementation of the Lean Six Sigma solution.

The reason that the team should not have more than six members is because a large team can be ineffective since the responsibilities are diluted and it is more difficult to reach a consensus.

If you feel as though a project cannot be completed by six people then the project is too large and complex and should be split into two or more smaller projects.

Who Should Be A Part Of The Team?

There must always be a Black Belt (team leader) and a Process Owner associated with each project. Additionally, a Green Belt should be included in the team, if necessary.

The remaining members should be Lean Six Sigma team members who are available at least 25% of the time for working on the team and should be familiar with the process that has to be improved.

While a Project Sponsor is generally considered to be associated with a Lean Six Sigma project, they are not counted as a core team member since they are not directly responsible for implementing the solution or taking any action towards the process improvement.

Who Should Form The Team?

The best approach towards forming a team is for a Black Belt to consult with the Master Black Belt, Head Of Divisions (the managers to whom the potential team members report to), Project Sponsor, and the Champion (if possible).

The Black Belt first directly consults with the Master Black Belt and/or Champion to discuss the potential team members.

After this, the Black Belt gets approval from the team members’ respective Head Of Division to include them on the team.

Once this is done, the barriers to the project are identified and reported to the Project Sponsor and/or Champion who resolve the issues before the project can be implemented.

Any additional training that might be required by the team members can be directly delivered by the Black Belt or Green Belt before the work on the project begins.

The Importance Of Resources

The problem that most organizations face when they are first getting started with Lean Six Sigma is the lack of resources – not in terms of budget, but in terms of available time and skills. For instance, when you train a Black Belt for leading a project, you essentially require them to stop whatever they were doing in the organization.

Now, the first question that a manager will ask you is about Lean Six Sigma is how to backfill the space that was left behind? While some might suggest that hiring new employees (even for the Lean Six Sigma program itself such as MBBs or Black Belts) is a possible solution but this takes a heavy impact on your revenue (more recruitment = more expenses).

Thus, the most popular solution to this problem is to reevaluate and reassess the existing roles of employees within the organization and reprioritize the resource utilization so that you can deploy Lean Six Sigma using the existing resources.

For this, you need to identify the employees that are not working to their full potential i.e. underutilized employees. Assigning more responsibilities to these employees (such as the responsibilities that are freed up by a Black Belt) will help you create more resources without having to increase expenses.

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