Six Sigma Black Belt is the most often stated to as change agents and there is no doubt that the Black Belt role is a management position within an organization. Black Belts are full-time Six Sigma project team leader answerable for process improvement projects within the professional. Black Belt is knowledgeable and highly expert in the use of the Six Sigma tools, as well as facilitation and change management.
Black Belt have classically completed 4 weeks of Six Sigma training and have confirmed mastery of the subject matter through the completion of project and an exam. Black Belt coach Green Belts and receive instructions and support from Master Black Belt. It is usually expected that a Black Belt will move into a Master Black Belt or
major industry role after the Black Belt project is completed in 6 months.
Six Sigma Black Belt Qualities:
Customer Advocacy: Black Belt should readily communicate the accepting that customer is always the recipient of processes and that customer is always the final judge of product or service quality. To Understand customer need is the key to process development. Hence, a Black Belt candidate should express clearly about how to eliminate process variation is a key to business development.
Passion: Black Belt must be self-motivated and have a positive approach. Passion also gives them strength to continue, even when the going may get tough on a project.
Communication: Black Belts are effective communicators, which is essential for the many roles they serve: trainers, coaches, and mentors. Black Belt should be able to understand & speak to all. Once a Black Belt has these qualities, creating Power Point presentation.
Business Acumen: Black Belts are business leaders, not the quality managers of the past.
Project Management: Six Sigma is skilful one project at a time. We should not lose sight of the fact that the Black Belt must manage development from scope, requirements, resources, timeline, and variance perspectives.
Technical Aptitude: In all case, a Black Belt is compulsory to collect and analyse data for determining an improvement strategy. Without some technical aptitude the Black Belt will be unfulfilled in this role.