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Project team September 27, 2007

Posted by Coolguy in Six Sigma.
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Six Sigma project team has:

  1. Champion
  2. Quality Leader
  3. Black Belt
  4. Process Owner
  5. Green belts

All functions of role should be present and defined if all the members of team are not present.

Champion: Is the project sponsor. Typically CEO or VP in most companies.

Selection of champion:

1.    Familiarity with cross-functional issues.
2.    Understanding of Six Sigma
3.    Capable of communicating Six Sigma initiatives at every opportunity
4.    Department heads  are not good candidates as they may not be familiar with cross-functional issues.
5.    Important attributes:

  •              Authoritative to make resources available to the projects
  •              Open-minded to view dis-agreements
  •              Persuasive to increase buy-in by employees and support from Management

6.    Responsibilities:

  • Foster training for the Six-Sigma team
  • Mediation and road-block removal
  • Project Selection, funds estimation & approval
  • Confrontation resolution
  • Budget allocation
  • Results measurement

Quality Leader: Responsible for customer needs and improving efficiency.

Process Owner: Responsible for individual processes

Black belts/ Greenbelts : Technical owners for Six Sigma. Black Belts work full time on six sigma. Green Belts work on regular projects too.

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