Help Requested: Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (CSSBB) Comparison study

Govind

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We know that ASQ offers Six sigma Black belt Certification. (CSSBB) i.e. Certified Six Sigma Black belt.

I understand besides ASQ there are many others who offer Certifications
Right from Universities, Reputed Consulting firms, Organizations, Training firms, etc.

Body of Knowledge, entry requirement criteria, Certification criteria, Levels and Category differ widely between these Sixsigma Certifications.

Belts that are currently available in the market include but not limited to;
White Belt, Yellow Belt, Brown Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, Master Black Belt, +
Lean Six sigma - permutations and combinations of the above! :rolleyes:

Iam working on a Comparison study between various Six Sigma, Lean Combination programs. I am requesting our members to deposit information through their posting they find relevant to this Variety of Six Sigma Certification.

If you have been trained by one of those please feel free to provide your feedback on plus and minus about that program design.
If you are not Six Sigma certified yet, please just post the hyperlink you found relevant to a certification.
If you find a Comparison study performed on this topic by any one else, please provide that information too.

In the Elsmar Cove, we have Six Sigma practitioners and critics. :argue: This gives a good balance to review the comparison study more objective and unbiased.

I hope Cove members can help us with your posting of such certification worldwide.

Thanks,
Govind.
 
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Bill Pflanz

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Govind,

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business has a Six Sigma certification. Their website will provide the details but here is what I remember. The course is a 4 week course with on-line tutorials with one week in class work. The cost is about $5000. There are exams for each week of the course and a requirement for a Six Sigma project.

The professors involved have a history of teaching and consulting in operational management, statistics and quality management. The program was initiated a few years ago.

Bill Pflanz
ASQ CSSBB
 

Govind

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Thanks Bill.

I also did some research on Internet, Quality Digest directories, AQC 2004 Exhibit Catalogues collected during my recent visit and arrived at the following list:

I decided to only list those Six Sigma programs that have Body of Knowledge, assessment/exam, project completion.
There are many who offer just the training and a Course completion certificate only. I did not list those organizations.

Non profit organization/University/community College
http://www.asq.org/cert/types/sixsigma/index.html
http://www.iqfnet.org/IQF/blackbelt001.htm
http://www.ngs.edu/six_sigma.asp#sixsigma3
http://64.46.169.132/arri/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewcontent&passedContentID=67
http://www.okccc.edu/trainingcenter/greenbelt.html
http://www.rit.edu/~636www/academics/sixsigma.htm
http://www.vpmep.org/lean-six-sigma.html
http://arri.uta.edu/marketing/TMAC/LSS-Standard_BB_Overview.pdf
http://www.asuengineeringonline.com/online/?page=online_grad_cert_stat
http://www3.lehigh.edu/sharedmedia/PDF_Files/CBE_lean_six_sigma_course_description_form.pdf
http://fisher.osu.edu/exec/operations/sixsigma/index.htm
http://www.moresteam.com/university/index.cfm?userid=null
http://www.villanovau.com/Content/SixSigma.html
http://www.colorado.edu/ContinuingEducation/sixsigma/outline.htm
Consulting/Training firm
http://www.smartersolutions.com/masterblackbelt.php
(Certification process in the tail end of the page)
http://www.sixsigmacanada.net/home.html
http://www.sbtionline.com/public/index.cfm/4,0,126,86,html
http://www.quality-foundation.co.uk/pi_sixsigmacert.htm
http://bec.msoe.edu/6sigma/SixSigmaBlackBeltTrainingForTechnicalProfessionalsAndEngineers.shtml
(Certification process in the tail end of the page)

Organization
http://www.motorola.com/content/0,,2413-4982,00.html
http://www.motorola.com/content/0,,1845-3708,00.html

Some of the links with Master blackbelt also offer Green and Black belt Certifications. With Lean combination,Service-Manufacturing choice.
Iam really surprised looking at the variations and customizations of Sixsigma by various Certification providers. Price tag anywhere between 4K to 20K!! I have not started my detailed comparison.I am still collecting information. So, if anyone found other Certification providers, please continue to post.

Regards,
Govind.
 
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Govind

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Here is another article I found on Quality Digest March 01 on similar topic" Six Sigma Needs Standardization".

http://www.qualitydigest.com/mar01/html/sixsigma.html

This article talks about the IQF - Certified Six Sigma Black belt Exam certification process. The details are on http://www.iqfnet.org/IQF/blackbelt001.htm

While,Standardization should be the ultimate goal, this may take a longer duration to obtain agreement from various professionals involved in this Six Sigma Certification Program design, my objective would be, as a short-term measure, to help set "MINIMUM" standard for Six Sigma certification program.

Regards,
Govind.
 

Govind

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Can someone post information (if it is not proprietary) on Green Belt/Blackbelt program from:
General Electric
Allied Signal
Black & Decker,
Johnson & Johnson
Bombardier
ABB
Polaroid
Raytheon, etc.

I understand the organizations mentioned above have their own Six sigma program.

Thanks,
Govind.
 
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Charmed

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Quality Digest Six Sigma Survey

Dear Govind:

The attached Microsoft Word file includes some info I compiled on Six Sigma recently, and also a link to an article from Quality Digest. Hope this is useful.

Charmed :)
 

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Govind

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Charmed said:
Dear Govind:

The attached Microsoft Word file includes some info I compiled on Six Sigma recently, and also a link to an article from Quality Digest. Hope this is useful.

Charmed :)
Thanks Charmed,
The attached information is useful from Six sigma point of view.
Iam looking for links that talk about Six sigma Certification process. One of your attached link
http://www.qualitydigest.com/sept01/html/ford.html
touches that subject but not detail enough to use for the Comparative study purpose. Keep digging, I ran out all key words. You may find something new from your search.
Govind.
 

Govind

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In a related subject:
I noticed from the new Quality Press Catalog 2004 Fall/Winter issue that there 2 new books planned to release for Six Sigma Certification preparation:

http://qualitypress.asq.org/perl/catalog.cgi?item=H1236
Applied Statistics for the Six Sigma Greenbelt
Bhisham, Gupta and Walker, H. Fred

The Certified Six sigma Black belt handbook
Donald.W.Benbow and T.M Kubiak
Member Price $75, Non Member Price:$90.
http hyper link not available in the ASQ Bookstore.

Page 66 and 67 of Quality Press. Both books will be available from Dec 2004 (as per the note).
Regards,
Govind.
 
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