There are three stages to attaining BQF Green Belt certification:
- Complete appropriate training course
- Pass BQF Green Belt Exam
- Pass BQF Green Belt Project Assessment
You have now successfully completed the first two stages. You will now need to complete the project assessment.
The assessment is made on one Lean Six Sigma project which the candidate has personally led. Note that Green Belt status is awarded to the individual, not the project. The candidate must have completed training and passed the exam prior to the assessment review.
The project must have followed the DMAIC methodology, using Lean Six Sigma thinking, principles and tools. It must be presented for assessment in the form of a storyboard in Power Point. Each slide should be labelled with the relevant DMAIC phase. The key areas assessed are as follows:
- Adherence to the structure and logic of DMAIC – what decisions were made and why
- Use of Lean Six Sigma tools – selection of appropriate tools, how well each was applied
- Why the project was selected
- How the project was planned and managed
- How change management aspects were undertaken and any particular challenges which were overcome
- How the team worked together to solve the problem
- What the impact on the problem was and what benefits ensued
- Confirmation that the project is complete and the improved process handed over to the process owner
- What learnings and recommendations were captured and how were they acted upon
- Quality and succinctness of the storyboard
To be considered for assessment, the project must have been led from Define through to Control and the solution must have been implemented. The storyboard should include evidence that the process performance following implementation improved and met the project goal (or revised goal). Evidence should also be presented showing the improved performance being sustained for long enough to convince the assessor that the improvement is embedded.
How to arrange the assessment
When your project is complete, contact Elizabeth Wilkinson at Catalyst to arrange the assessment firstname.lastname@example.org
The assessment process
The assessment is normally carried by phone/teleconference. The assessor will need to validate your identity. This is not usually an issue if you have attended one of our courses in person, but delegates who have attended online training will need to show their ID using a webcam at the start of the meeting. You may be asked to meet the assessor in person. Please send the storyboard to the assessor two working days before the arranged time. During the assessment, you will lead the assessor through the storyboard and they will want to discuss various aspects of the project. The duration will be around 60-90 minutes.
If you pass the assessment, you will be informed at the end. You will receive a letter with feedback and a certificate from the BQF (this can take up to 2 weeks). Your name will appear on the BQF list of certified Green Belts (unless you prefer otherwise).
Alternatively, the assessor may feel that certain aspects of your project have not demonstrated an adequate level of competency and ask you to submit additional evidence as soon as possible.
If you do not pass the assessment, the assessor will explain why this is the case and what you need to do to try again.
Tips for Success
- Refer to the Project Guide before (and during) your project
- Make sure your Project Champion works with you to enable your progress
- Make sure you have coaching support
- Follow the Storyboard Guide
- Use the Green Belt videos to remind yourself about the tools and techniques
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