Project Selection & Tracking

Pull System Speeds Up Work Flow and Project Cycle Time

Look around your workspace. Is your in-box stuffed to overflowing? Do you have a long list of new emails that will take you days to get through? Is your voice mail rejecting new messages? Are people waiting for your work output? All of those items represent “work in process,” also called “things in progress” (TIP)….

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Using ‘Earned Value’ to Keep Control of Large Projects

Although the concept of “earned value” comes from the field of project management and pre-dates Six Sigma, it is one of many tools that are consistent with and complementary to Six Sigma. In particular, earned value is an effective tool for “fact-based conversations” and is particularly useful as a control mechanism for any sort of…

View via Tollgates in Six Sigma for Software Orientation

When software developers and project managers begin to learn about Six Sigma, it is natural that their first orientation is from within the processes most familiar to them. Developers looking at Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), for example, will often find a way that it aligns with their software development life cycle (SDLC) and then…

Guidelines for Six Sigma Healthcare Project Selection

Once a healthcare organization has decided that Six Sigma can be an effective approach to improving the many services it delivers, the question then becomes how does it know where to start implementing the methodology’s statistical process tools. Process issues or variability in healthcare may exist around a particular piece of technology, within a certain…

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