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That’s a great question. It depends on what your organization is setting as the expectation. There are some organizations that want Black Belts to lead projects, but I believe Green Belts have enough training to lead their own projects. It also depends on the organization’s position for Green Belts sharing a project. Some organizations say no, every Green Belt should have their own project. I believe that Green Belts should be able to share a project. It’s a great way to engage the front line. We want them to collaborate with their peers. I hope this answer your question, but a lof of it depends on the structure of the organization.

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.