Six Sigma Project Team Members Roles and Responsibility

Six Sigma Project Members:

  1. Top Management Committee
  2. Project Champion or Sponsor
  3. Process Owner
  4. Master Black Belt Holder (MBB)
  5. Black Belt Holder (BB)
  6. Green Belt Holder (GB)
  7. Yellow Belt Holder (YB) or Team Member
Six Sigma Project Team Members

➤ [1] Top Management Committee:

→ Top Management Committee includes the CEO and other members of top management.
→ They set a vision for Six Sigma implementation.
→ Top management establishes business objectives.
→ Create an environment that helps an employee to achieve goals.
→ Hire a team of Master BB & Black Belts (BB), with other necessary members.
→ They plan and actively participate in this project.
→ Work with MBB to identify the organization's clear objective or SMART Goal.
→ Set the goal of the organization

➤ [2] Champion or Sponsor:

→ A champion takes responsibility for Six Sigma implementation across the organization.
→ They use DMAIC methodology in Six Sigma Projects for improving existing processes, products or systems.
→ Six Sigma Sponsor helps the organization to develop the Six Sigma culture in an organization.
→ They play a very important role.
→ They define the project and set the scope.
→ Provide support to develop the training material for the team members.
→ Champion is expected to interact with project teams on a regular basis to participate in problem-solving, decision making, and resource allocating activity.
→ Focus only on data-driven management and decision.
→ Solve the difficulties of the project and help to maintain the smooth flow.
→ They are responsible for ensuring results improve the bottom line of the organization.

Champion or Sponsor

➤ [3] Process Owner:

→ The process owner is an expert in his or her process domain.
→ He or she is responsible for the entire process.
→ They are responsible for the improvement activities related to their process.
→ Process owners work with the Master BB or Black belt to improve the processes.
→ He or she implements the solution of the problem with the help of Black Belts and other team members.

➤ [4] Master Black Belts (MBB):

→ Master BBs are identified by champions, act as in-house coaches of the team.
→ They assist champions and also take responsibility for the development of the Six Sigma skills in the organization, for Black Belts, Green Belts, and the other employees.
→ MBB translates goals into a strategy.
→ Communicate with Top Management Committee and Champion.
→ MBB confirms and validates the cost-saving during the six sigma project.
→ They gather all data related to the project and analyze the same
→ Achieve the target as defined.
→ Maintain all activity in the document.
→ MBB helps to set the culture of Six Sigma from the shop floor to office level employees.
→ A Black Belt with strong leadership and problem-solving skills can go to become a Master BB.
→ Master BB gives training to Black Belts & Green Belts.
→ The Master BB has the ultimate responsibility to ensure the Quality, value, and sustainability of projects under their guidance.

➤ [5] Black Belts:

→ Black Belt generally operate under Master Black Belts in Six Sigma projects.
→ BB’s are full-time/part-time project leaders and mentors of the team.
→ They create a friendly environment in which all team members can openly discuss facts and figures without any fear.
→ They provide guidance and training to Green Belts and other team members.
→ BB’s are responsible for the process improvements in the organization.
→ They ensure that the Six Sigma methods are followed in the organization and also maintain this practice continue.
→ Spread awareness about six sigma in the organization and Leads problem-solving projects.
→ They also train team members.
→ Black Belt goes to execute Six Sigma projects, monitor results and manage a team.
→ As compare to Green Belt holder, a Black Belt has a high level of understanding of Six Sigma principles, systems, tools & techniques.

➤ [6]Green Belts:

→ Green Belt holder works on an ad-hoc basis.
→ They implement six sigma with other job responsibilities.
→ They operate under the guidance of Black Belts.
→ The GB’s are part-time leaders.
→ They are responsible for defining the scope, leading the team, calling for help when needed, and ensuring sustainable results.
→ They lead and execute the project as part of their regular job.
→ Regular follow up with the team member to ensure the assigned tasks are completed on time.
→ Green Belt holder usually work on projects within their own functional area.
→ They should schedule regular meetings with their mentor or coach to review the progress of an ongoing project.
→ Green Belt holders lead small projects in their work area and assist Black Belts in finding process gaps.

➤ [7] Yellow Belt (YB):

→ A Yellow Belt holder has a basic understanding of Six Sigma.
→ They are responsible to support the team in creating process maps.
→ YB participates as a core team member or subject matter expert (SME) in the project.
→ They are responsible for driving smaller process improvement projects using Lean tools like 5S, PDCA, or Kaizen
→ They are very important for the success of the project.
→ Yellow Belt holder has a good knowledge of the product and the process.
→ YB's are active in data collection and actively participate in improvement activity.

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