Digital Passport: Creating a Green Belt Dashboard to Increase Success
Industry: Career Development
Keywords: Green Belt; Dashboard; Certification
Changing roles, and taking on new challenges and opportunities is a great way to develop technical breadth and depth. Another way to develop professionally is through training; Green Belt training is a good example. However, when changing roles and attending Green Belt training occur within the same amount of time, it can be easy to get lost on the Green Belt Certification journey. In 2023, a small team was formed to determine what could be done to help employees in this situation. Because Green Belt training is offered multiple times a year, and employees will continue to grow professionally, the team performed a thorough and comprehensive analysis so that the correct solutions were implemented. One solution that was implemented to help improve employees track their certification journey was a Green Belt Certification dashboard.
This Green Belt Certification dashboard was developed as an informative and visual management tool that employees could use to track their progress. It includes progress related to training, project status, and even captures if a mentor/mentee connection has been made. Overall, it provides a summary information in one view that the end users can use to answer a single question: Where am I in my journey to Green Belt Certification?
This presentation will discuss the framework for this interesting tool which is empowering people to answer that question, as well as discuss the automation engine behind the dashboard. After attending this presentation, you will be inspired to implement a similar visual management tool in your organization. Approved for Public Release: NG23-1983. © 2023 Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
Thomas V. Lease
Sr. Chief Engineer, NGC, Cooksville, MD, USA
Tom is a Senior Chief Engineer in the Mission Systems Continuous Improvement (MSCI) group. He has worked for Northrop Grumman since November 2004. Prior to working for MSCI group, he worked in Systems Engineering as the Manager of the Mission Systems Engineering – Specialty Engineering group and as a Risk and Opportunity Manager for various programs & proposals. In addition, Tom has worked in Manufacturing Operations as an Advisory Industrial Engineer.
His previous work experience also includes working as a Mechanical Engineer in nuclear power, working as an Industrial Engineer in healthcare, and working as a Project Manager in training systems & integration. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and The University of Memphis with a MS in Industrial & Systems Engineering.
He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Maryland and Virginia, a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP), and a Certified Master Black Belt.