Many moons ago, I blogged about the Quest for Quality, and how I was most excited about the prospect of working on a Six Sigma project as a Green Belt! Since completing that project successfully, I also changed lanes and moved onto a role in HR Automation where I spearheaded projects in Peoplesoft. During that stint, my work also offered me the opportunity to champion another Six Sigma project – this time as a Black Belt! That meant more than 20 days of training, spread over 4-5 months, and mentoring a project with a colleague of mine who was the designated Green Belt. That project too was completed to satisfaction, and achieved the business objectives we’d laid down for it.
It was in addition to my regular work that I performed the roles of a Green Belt or a Black Belt on these projects. Naturally, the experience was as demanding as it was exciting. I learn a lot along the way… honed my skills in Six Sigma, built up a whole new vocabulary, sharpened my problem-solving skills.
Now, it’s that time of the year – all over again! I have moved to a new role as VP – Business Excellence. That means I will now work on Six Sigma projects all day, every day!!!
With a strong foundation in Sales and Marketing, and a rich background of working with various departments within my organization, I will now oversee Six Sigma projects that effect process improvements across functions, as a full-time Black Belt.
Six Sigma is not just 3.4 defects per million. It’s a way of thinking. A way of seeing things with a new perspective.
What does it mean for this blog? In the days to come, you just might see a whole lot more being written about Quality and the Six Sigma Way. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I do…