A Report on SIX SIGMA Green Belt Certification course conducted at London Management Academy
Course Duration 40 Hours
Trainer Mr. Prasad Yalamanchily
Participants PGDM and BBA Students
No. of Participants 25
Place the sessions were conducted London Management Academy
Date of the sessions 26th March 2017, 1stApril 2017, 2nd April 2017, 8th April 2017, 9th April 2017

Introduction to Six sigma:

The purpose of this report is to identify the importance and smartness of six sigma. Six Sigma is a methodology for pursuing continuous improvement in customer satisfaction and profit. It is a management philosophy attempting to improve effectiveness and efficiency. The initial sessions dealt with the origination, features of six sigma and the basic concepts in six sigma.

Levels of Six sigma

“Six Sigma” management has several levels of certification, they are: Champion, Yellow/Green Belt, Brown/Black Belt, and Master Black Belt. Each level of certification is described below.

A Six Sigma Champion is the most basic form of Six Sigma certification. A Champion understands the theory of Six Sigma management, but does not yet have the quantitative skills to function as an active Six Sigma project team member. However, executives in Six Sigma organizations function as champions of Six Sigma projects. As champions, executives take a very active sponsorship and leadership role in conducting and implementing Six Sigma projects. A Champion should be a member of the Executive Committee, or at least a trusted direct report of a member of the Executive Committee. She or he should have enough influence to remove obstacles or provide resources without having to go higher in the organization. They work closely with the executive committee, the project leader (called a black belt) assigned to their project, and the master black belt (supervisor of black belts) overseeing their project.

A Six Sigma Green Belt is an individual who works on projects part-time (25%), either as a team member for complex projects, or as a project leader for simpler projects. Green belts are the “work horses” of Six Sigma projects. Most managers in a mature Six Sigma organization are green belts. Green Belt certification is a critical prerequisite for advancement into upper management in a Six Sigma organization. Managers act as Green Belts for their entire careers, as their style of management. Green belts leading simpler projects have the following responsibilities:

  • Refine a project charter.
  • Review the project charter with the project’s champion.
  • Select the team members for the project.
  • Communicates with the champion, master black belt, black belt and process owner throughout all stages of the project.
  • Facilitate the team through all phases of the project.
  • Schedule meetings and coordinate logistics.
  • Analyze data through all phases of the project
  • Train team members in the basic tools and methods of Six Sigma.

In complicated Six Sigma projects, green belts work closely with the team leader (black belt) to keep the team functioning and progressing through the various stages of the Six Sigma project.

The certification course was spread in 40 sessions where each session had a different topic that is related to six sigma

At the end of every session there was a session there was a quiz in which the students participated and on the basis of their score in the quiz the trainer would understand the level of understanding of the student.There were different activities conducted by the trainer during the course sessions and at the end there was an exam conducted. The students who scored above 75% were given the six sigma green belt certification.

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