“Do I have to do a project, can’t I just take the training and take a test?”
Projects are important to allow you to get an opportunity for hands-on experience applying what you have learned in the training. The real world is much different than the textbook examples, so it’s important to learn how to take the concepts and figure out how they fit into your company, job function, and industry. This also provides you with an opportunity to explain these concepts and ideas to your co-workers and management, who may know nothing about Six Sigma. This also helps the learning process when you have to explain it or teach it to someone else.
Hopefully you see the value in doing a project along with the training.
“But I can’t find a project to work on”
Let’s summarize the information in this article:
1) Green Belt certification is an excellent skill set to have. Find general information about Six Sigma certification
2) Training is highly recommended along with an improvement project. See examples of projects
3) If you can’t get a project, but want to move forward with a certification, check out the online Green Belt certifications. At your earliest opportunity, apply your new skills to an actual project.
If you don’t like this option, we also compiled a list of other Green Belt certifications that might meet your needs, budget or schedule.
Good luck! The journey is challenging but the majority of people find it rewarding and they were glad they went through it.
Want to learn more about Lean and Six Sigma tools, and apply them to an improvement projects? Check out these low-cost online courses and certification programs
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