Six Sigma is a very specific quality improvement process, with highly governed standards. The roles of the individuals within the process infrastructure is not always so defined – and it’s hard for companies to clearly determine what exactly to expect from the Six Sigma Green Belts, Black Belts, etc.
Six Sigma Black Belts work full-time on Six Sigma within an organisation, running the process and any projects that need full-time focus. The Green Belt often has other responsibilities outside of the Six Sigma framework, but runs individual Six Sigma projects – reporting to the Black Belt.
The Role of the Six Sigma Green Belt
A Green Belt has trained knowledge of Six Sigma methodology, but their role is to run individual projects on behalf of the Black Belt. They are the ones to implement the process, collect data and problem-solve. The Green Belt may lead smaller groups within the project team and provide some lower level management.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training is the first step to learning Six Sigma theory and techniques. We offer a full Black Belt Training Package that covers both the Green Belt training and the Black Belt conversion course.
Specific criteria and responsibilities demanded by companies of their Six Sigma-trained employees can vary, as we mentioned last week in our post about what a Six Sigma Black Belt needs to know. The overall knowledge, skills and attributes demanded of a Six-Sigma Green Belt will always involve the following: Read the rest of "What Does A Six Sigma Green Belt Need To Know?"