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Abstraction Factor Analysis: A Nonlinear Way to Improve Product Development

One way to extend the Lean Six Sigma toolkit is by introducing new, nonlinear approaches to improvement within the transactional improvement space – particularly upstream in the areas of innovation, new product development and the software development life cycle.

Art of Integration with the Help of Lean and Six Sigma

It may seem un-Six Sigma-like to use art concepts in a discussion of Lean/Six Sigma and the merger of two large financial institutions. But in fact, any serious approach to integrating two complex organizations can benefit from thinking in terms of art as well as science.

Better Project Management Through Beta Distribution

By combining the beta distribution, or three-point estimation technique, with basic statistics, Belts can get a better estimate of the time required to complete projects.

Combining Six Sigma and CMMI Can Accelerate Improvements

One way organizations have adapted CMMI is to integrate it with the Six Sigma DMAIC roadmap. The two frameworks complement each other’s strengths and combining the two can help accelerate quality improvements.

How to Improve Project Cycle Time

These 10 "just do it" items can help your organization speed up the rate of project completion and improve performance quickly.

Integrating Project Management into a Six Sigma System

The integration of the Six Sigma methodology with the tools and techniques of project management holds significant promise for organizations that want to get the most from their continuous improvement efforts.

Managing IT Demands Through Project Portfolios

Project portfolio management gives executives a bird's-eye view of IT projects so they can spot redundancies, spread resources appropriately, and keep close tabs on progress to manage demands.

See Long- and Short-term Results with a 3-6-12-24 Plan

A major dilemma companies face today is the pressure to deliver short-term improvements and benefits while still contributing to longer-term breakthrough objectives. The 3-6-12-24 planning tool helps practitioners find a way out of this predicament.

Six Sigma and the Project Management Body of Knowledge

With growing interest in Six Sigma in the professional project management community comes the question: "How does Six Sigma relate to the Project Management Body of Knowledge?" The answer: They have connections and similarities, as well as distinictions.

Thought Process Map for Six Sigma: What, Why and How

For a Six Sigma project to have the greatest chance of success, it must begin with a solid foundation. One tool that can help is the thought process map, sometimes referred to as a TMAP or TPM.

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