Rommel Pastidio (top) and Lawrence Teo (bottom) holding their Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificates. They are joined by their project sponsor and team members after a successful project review.
Do you want to pursue a career in quality and process improvement but don’t know how and where to start? Hear from two of our Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belts on what started and sustained them in their journey. In this series, we are featuring Rommel Pastidio, Senior Manufacturing Quality Engineer and Lawrence Teo, Field Service Territory Manager.
What’s your motivation in completing your project?
Rommel Pastidio: Aside from the certification, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program motivates me to learn more and exercise the principle of lean six sigma. This creates a different perspective on solving the problems.
Lawrence Teo: I became interested to pursue LSS GB certification because I wanted to be formally educated and personally go through the whole end-to-end process in terms of running an improvement project.
What difficulties did you face and how did you overcome it?
Rommel Pastidio: The difficulties that I encountered was the collaboration and participation of the cross-functional team. To overcome this, it takes too much patience, I explained the advantage of the project both financial and process. And to make the team more interested sharing of knowledge and skills in terms of using statistical tools to solve the problem.
Lawrence Teo: In my line of work, I’ve seen a lot of inefficiencies and a lack of standardized practices. This is evident in many of our processes. Field. I took the time to involve all the technical and non-technical members to brainstorm and implement solutions to their challenges and issues. The biggest takeaway from the training is going back to the basics and try to see things from a different perspective. This is where having team members actively participating could help reap the full potential of any improvement project.
What advice do you give to aspiring Green Belts?
Rommel Pastidio: The only advice I can provide is 3P’s (Patience on the team, Passion on what are you doing and Precise on the expectation you are setting). This is my scheme for completing the project.
Lawrence Teo: The whole experience is very rewarding both personally and professionally. People will see you in a different light when you have the correct mindset and apply LSS principles at work. It’s not a walk in the park but it will be helpful in the long run.
Start your Lean Six Sigma journey. Join our upcoming Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program starting January 17, 2020.