The difference between Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt

Stijloor

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Re: Difference between black belt and master black belt

Is there any difference between black belt and master black belt? Are both same? Please suggest.
There is no standardized "certification" program, so any interpretation goes.

Here is one interpretation: (From Wikipedia)

Master Black Belts, identified by champions, act as in-house coaches on Six Sigma. They devote 100% of their time to Six Sigma. They assist champions and guide Black Belts and Green Belts. Apart from statistical tasks, they spend their time on ensuring consistent application of Six Sigma across various functions and departments.

Black Belts operate under Master Black Belts to apply Six Sigma methodology to specific projects. They devote 100% of their time to Six Sigma. They primarily focus on Six Sigma project execution, whereas Champions and Master Black Belts focus on identifying projects/functions for Six Sigma.
 

Ajit Basrur

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Re: The difference between Black Belt and Master Black Belt

Is there any difference between black belt and master black belt? Are both same? Please suggest.
From ASQ - http://asq.org/learn-about-quality/six-sigma/overview/belts-executives-champions.html

At the project level, there are black belts, master black belts, green belts, yellow belts and white belts. These people conduct projects and implement improvements.

?Black Belt: Leads problem-solving projects. Trains and coaches project teams.

?Green Belt: Assists with data collection and analysis for Black Belt projects. Leads Green Belt projects or teams.

?Master Black Belt: Trains and coaches Black Belts and Green Belts. Functions more at the Six Sigma program level by developing key metrics and the strategic direction. Acts as an organization?s Six Sigma technologist and internal consultant.

?Yellow Belt: Participates as a project team member. Reviews process improvements that support the project.

?White Belt: Can work on local problem-solving teams that support overall projects, but may not be part of a Six Sigma project team. Understands basic Six Sigma concepts from an awareness perspective
 

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