December 01, 2012

PMI Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

The PMI Six Sigma Yellow Belt training exercises were engrossing, informative and, most importanly, effective in providing us with the useful knowledge, understanding and training to become a Six Sigma Yellow Belt. The case studies were the most interesting part, as we were able to thoroughly understand the knowledge we had gained from the first part, and prepare for the questions which followed to test our knowledge. Another good thing was the fact that we could have another attempt at the questions in case we didn't get them right in the first instance, so that we could really gauge what we had learnt. From a critical lens, the tutorials were lengthy and time consuming. However, it is important to take into perspective that the whole training process has to be quite meticulous as it is implemented in real life cases pertaining to organizations, and they constitue a major role in organizational learning, improvement and success. Therefore, comprehensive guidance was crucial. Also, we have the option to review the exercises later and go through them at our leisure and convenience within the three months time frame, so it is relatively flexible. The software is user-friendly and the exercises had a coherent structure, so there were no issues faced. In conclusion, I would sum the whole experience as insightful, knowledgeable, interactive and fun - which makes learning all the more effective. The PMI exercises were successful in providing the key training to become a Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and in the future, I'm hoping and looking forward to proceeding on to the next levels.

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  1. Kamil Murad

    I am glad you liked the PMI exercise but wouldn’t really agree that the tutorials were lengthy.
    Graeme actually emailed us three weeks back. It is perhaps the infamous knack of students which makes us do all the things at the very last moment. Four hours of exercise shouldn’t be that much in three weeks.
    However, the fact that it took five months for Presto Pizza to solve an issue with the pens does bother me to some extent. Not implementing six sigma as a philosophy and rather using it like a tool, does take a lot of time. It all depends on the organisation whether it has the capability and flexibility to deal with longer periods of improvement exercises. This is something which various critics could tag with the use of Six Sigma: the TIME factor.

    01 Dec 2012, 13:14

  2. Indeed – good point Kamil.

    03 Dec 2012, 00:54

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