Monday, December 25, 2006

Six sigma green belt training from www.6sigmastudy.com

Six Sigma Quality Program has become a very respectable quality improvement program all over the world after renowned companies such as Motorola, Allied Signals, GE embraced it and made it a defacto corporate-wide initiative. Motorola has publicly acknowledged that it has saved more than 13 billion dollars directly due to its focus on six sigma quality. Jack Welch, legendary CEO of GE, who does not get influenced by fads, thoroughly researched this program and was so influenced by it that he championed it at GE.

6 Sigma concept is very simple at the core. Reduce the variability, deliver consistency. Excellent goal for manufacturing, call centers etc. Not sure how it has been used in software engineering.  How effectively defects are fixed in a software release may probably benefit from six sigma.

A nice framework of knowledge, similar to PMBOK by PMI, is built around six sigma to help practitioners . Different "color" belts are awarded to practitioners with different levels of proficiency with six sigma program. Starting point is "Green belt". A person with "Green belt" is expected to "talk the talk and be in a position to learn to walk the walk". Different organization offer six sigma certification on completion of certain hours of classroom or self study followed by a test to measure fundamental understanding of six sigma.

For PMI certified professionals, getting certified in Six sigma is a good thing to do. Six sigma embraces PMI provided project management framework to run a six sigma projects. Thus, PMPs who develop increasing knowledge of six sigma make themselves very useful to organizations which embark on six sigma. Depending upon further interest, one can gain further expertise and become PMP equivalent in six sigma by acquiring "black belt" which is the ultimate certification in six sigma. Very demanding certification as one has to have done a lot of practical and real life six sigma work.

www.6sigmastudy.com provides a very economical and effective way to get green belt certification. The course and the examination cost only USD 225. Course material is very useful. To get all that material, you probably have to scour dozens of books. Certification process is simple but not something one can get without putting adequate effort. Every module has a test at the end which one has to pass with 80% before moving on to the next module. Although there is no restriction on the number of times you can take a test or no controls on being able to "cheat", the amount of time it forces one to go over the study material itself  makes one get at least surface level understanding of six sigma. After all, that is the goal of six sigma.

This web based certification is very well administered. Once you pay the fee using PayPal, the course becomes available and you can complete the certification anytime within 3 months. Realistically it takes only 3-4 days at the rate of 2-3 hours per day. Each case study and the test based on the case study is better attempted on a new day.

This web site is the sister company of www.pmstudy.com. I have a lot of good things to say about them as well. Their sample tests for PMP certification are probably one of the best. Very close to the PMP exam. Once again very reasonably priced compared to other training programs. PMStudy.com also has several courses which provide PDUs once you become a PMP. Overall an indispensable resource for PMPs and wannabe PMPs.

Another good thing about getting six sigma certification from this company is that you get 25 PDUs that you can use to meet professional development and continuous learning requirement for PMPs.

Cheers!

11 comments:

Nathaniel @ online pmp course said...

Six sigma is great. This program will help project management improve to success.

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Carl Wright said...

Freakly speaking, six sigma is very good to be implemented if the company thinking for the long term benefit, it actually help to stabilize the process. The problem is six sigma project normally take quite long time since it being used to find out the rootcause, solve it and control it.

And people always say six sigma can helps to produce better quality but i will say six sigma only helps on reducing defect. No one are going to improve their product quality if the recent product able to meet the customer's requirement but everyone is trying to reduce their defects to save cost and time.
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Rajiv Basu said...

Hi Mahesh,

I am currently working as a Sr. Quality Analyst in an MNC and would like to opt for SSGB course from 6sigmastudy.com. What I would like to know is does this online course/ certification has the same weight-age as that of classroom certification. Moreover,doing a certification from 6sigmastudy.com will be a right choice for me or not? Will they be providing physical certificate once you clear the certification?

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