And since I’m never one to shy away from some good old fashioned debate… I’d like to present the following scenario for discussion.
Specifically, Hayley, a reader of LSS Academy, asks the following question regarding six sigma certification:
How legitimate do you feel are Green Belt certifications which don’t call for a project submission and are examination based only? I am trying to get my team of 11 trained and LSS green belt certified, and am looking at all the available options for the best path to take.
Of course I see the need for real world application of the tools and theories learnt in training, however with no assessment standard for projects doesn’t it go against everything that LSS teaches us as far as being measureable and repeatable, to submit a project which one person may deem passable and another person inadequate and have that decision justify your accreditation (or not)?
Shouldn’t the exam show that you are competent at applying what you have learnt?
I will offer my two cents later this week… but I’m very curious to hear your thoughts. So what do you think? How would you respond to Hayley?