Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that Maria Frantz, director of client engagement at AchieveIt, an execution management and strategic planning software company, has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Green Belt - (ASQ SSGB). As such, Frantz has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of Six Sigma principles and practices. Individuals who earn this certification are allowed to use “ASQ SSGB” on their business cards and professional correspondence.
“ASQ provides certification as a way to provide formal recognition to professionals who have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality techniques and practices in their job and career,” said Jim Rooney, ASQ chair. “This is a great accomplishment and, although not a formal registration or licensure, it represents a high level of peer recognition.”
In order to sit for the Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB) examination, an individual must have three years of work experience related to the Body of Knowledge. Certified SSGBs apply tools and techniques from the DMAIC model (define, measure, analyze, improve and control) while working on Six Sigma projects under the supervision of a Black Belt.
Since 1968, when the first ASQ certification examination was given, more than 170,000 individuals have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ-Certified in their field or profession, including many of who have attained more than one designation.
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations, and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India, and Mexico. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies, and training at http://www.asq.org.
Serving more than 150 clients in 40 states and South America, AchieveIt helps organizations transform vision and goals into tangible business results by executing smarter, faster, and better. Through its suite of cloud-based strategy development and execution management applications, AchieveIt accelerates transformation through enhanced accountability, transparency, and execution. The company provides an innovative set of online tools to develop, monitor, and implement strategic and operational plans, performance and quality improvement projects, and leadership and management programs. A national thought-leader on strategic planning, strategy development, and execution management, AchieveIt offers free webinars and white papers on its website at AchieveIt.com.