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Six Sigma Project Charter – Main elements

A Six Sigma Project Charter is essentially a planning document. The document also serves as an agreement between the project team and the management for the project. This is the essential record through which the management accepts and supports the project. This document is essentially an agreement between the Management and the project team on […]

Capability and Maturity Model (CMMI) – Levels

Capability and Maturity Model is initially developed for department of Defense. The main focus of CMMI is to make sure that constant integration of Systems and Software. According to Software Engineering Institute, there are 5 levels of maturity in the Capability and Maturity Model. There is a clear distinction between the Capability and Maturity. the method […]

CMMI Service Model – Process Areas by Maturity Levels

There are a total of 24 process areas to defined in the CMMI Service Model. This model is also called as CMMI-SVC. These are divided into 4 groups by Maturity Level. Even though there are 5 Maturity levels, there is none defined for Level 1. The maturity levels Start only from Level 2. For an […]

Key Components of a Project Charter

  In the earlier sections I have covered the list of key components and the problem statement in the following articles. I will continue this discussion on the Project Charter so that the problem is well understood at all levels and support wherever needed in clearly identified. A good start is half done. Same way […]

Introduction to Six Sigma

Introduction to Six Sigma is necessary as Six Sigma is seen only as a continuous improvement method. However Six sigma has many faces. It is originally developed as a Quality management program in Motorola in the 1980s; Adopted with a zeal by GE in mid 90s; Being used effectively all over the world now. The […]

Prioritizing Generated ideas using Project Prioritization Matrix

Previously we have discussed various ideas which can be considered for a Continual Improvement Project. Once all the ideas are identified, you need to rank these ideas. A total value for each project is calculated and plotted against an ease of completion number to decide which projects have the most value for the effort expended. […]

Ideas for Six Sigma Projects – By Function and Industry

We have discussed the General Ideas and Ideas from Issues earlier. Here is another trigger for you to look into ideas for Six Sigma Projects by function. If you are new in the continual Improvement Journey, these various classifications help you project identification and selection. Classifying ideas for Six Sigma Projects by function will help […]

Six Sigma Project Selection – Ideas based on issues

Previously i have mentioned some obvious areas which can be looked into where you are likely to pick some projects. Here are some more ideas which will guide you towards your continual improvement journey and six sigma project selection. To build the culture of excellence through continual improvement, you need to start at some point […]

Identification of Six Sigma Projects – Idea Generation

We had some guidance on the six Sigma Projects. Now let us focus on identification of Six Sigma Projects. Six Sigma is accomplished one project at a time. Identification of Six Sigma Projects shall aim at breakthrough Improvements and not simple goals. The billion of dollars saved by companies around the world is the cumulative […]

Project Identification guidelines

We may have to decide on weather we need to approach the problem at hand using Six Sigma Methodologies. Here are some hints Which are generally accepted project identification guidelines which can really fit into  Six Sigma. Any project should have identifiable process inputs and outputs. A good six sigma project should never have a pre-determined […]