Implementing Six Sigma: Roles
The following names (some are from martial arts) are used for Six Sigma professional roles
- Senior executive who sponsors the overall Six Sigma Initiative.
- Senior-level executive who is responsible for implementing Six Sigma within the business.
- Middle- or senior-level executive who sponsors a specific Six Sigma project, ensuring that resources are available and cross-functional issues are resolved.
Master Black Belt
- Highly experienced and successful Black Belt who has managed several projects and is an expert in Six Sigma methods/tools. Responsible for coaching/mentoring/training Black Belts and for helping the Six Sigma leader and Champions keep the initiative on track.
- Full-time professional who acts as a team leader on Six Sigma projects. Typically has four to five weeks of classroom training in methods, statistical tools, and (sometimes) team skills.
- Part-time professional who participates on a Black Belt project team or leads smaller projects. Typically has two weeks of classroom training in methods and basic statistical tools.
- Professional who has general awareness of Six Sigma (through no formal training) and who brings relevant experience or expertise to a particular project.
- Professional responsible for the business process that is the target of a Six Sigma project.