April 2010

Project Management

The six sigma green belt training program: An in-depth look

Implementing this program improves competition

Deshpande, P. B., Six Sigma and Advanced Controls, Inc.

Six sigma programs are implemented with the help of professionals who are suitably trained in the six sigma framework, tools and techniques. Champions serve as mentors who arrange for resources, help tackle bottlenecks and ensure progress. Master black belts teach six sigma. Black belts lead six sigma teams of green belts executing six sigma projects. The green belts are assembled from various divisions or departments as appropriate and have other job duties. Dr. Jack Welch stated in his book, Straight from the Gut, that he expected future chairmen of General Electric to be black belts. That level of commitment may not be realistic across the board, but at a minimum, champions are expected

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