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  • #27613

    Dale McClelland
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    Can someone point me to some discussion or literature on Six Sigma and it relates to application software development.  Of particular interest is what to count as opportunities.  Thanks.

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    #67921

    Al
    Participant

    “Applying Six Sigma Methodology to CMM for Performance Improvement” – Abdel-Malek & Hutchings – European SEPG Conference 1999. 
    I have a paper copy but I can not recall how I got it.
     
     

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    #67924

    Buelent Yurdakul
    Participant

    Hi A1,could you please fax or e-mail the b.g. article to me ? Thank you.”Applying Six Sigma Methodology to CMM for Performance
    Improvement” – Abdel-Malek & Hutchings – European SEPG Conference
    1999.Fax : +4928719162495

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    #67928

    CH
    Participant

    Hi, I would like to see if you can also fax me a copy?
    Thanks.
    Fax: (303) 926-1161
    CH

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    #68051

    boettler
    Member

    I would be very interested and appreciative if you could fax me a copy as well.
     
    Thank you,
    Rob
    (419) 325-0997

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    #68055

    vishwakarma
    Member

    Hi,
    I am new to the isixsigma site. I saw this link of Six Sigma for software development and found it interesting. I am sure there are many more people who would be looking for such information (there are already 3 requests for fax).
    Would it be possible to scan and put the papers on this site, so that those interested could download the same? I think that would save time for one single person having to fax it to many.
    (I am not sure if the site provides a featuer to upload documents etc.)
    Regards.
    Sandeep.
     

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    #71011

    Sanju
    Member

    hi,
    Please tell me how can get this article.Could you please send a copy to me at  [email protected]
     

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    #71075

    Scott Ashby
    Member

    Try Bruce Hayes @781-771-8880. Bruce was the former President over at Six Sigma Qualtec. He left last year and started an executive coaching firm out of Boston called Executive Advisors. I understand he has also assembled an impressive group of Software Gurus who are hammering out the next generation of materials on Six Sigma for Software. He should be able to help you.

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    #71080

    Hemant
    Participant

    Would appreciate it if you can mail me a copy also.
    @ps.ge.com">hemanth.velury@ps.ge.com is my mail id.
    Thanks and Regards,
    Hemant
     

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    #71092

    JH
    Participant

    Al,
    Would you mind faxing me a copy as well?
    Thanks.
    Fax:

    936-8297362
    JH

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    #71093

    CMH
    Participant

    If available to fax, please send to 716-841-1749.  Thanks.

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    #71101

    prak
    Participant

    Hi,
    Would be grateful if u could send a copy to me as well. email id – [email protected]

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    #71104

    spkar
    Member

    Hi All,
     
    Would appricaiate sharing a  copy by mail or upload the same to this site and inform others thoruhg this forum…
    Regards, SPR.
     

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    #71105

    spkar
    Member

    Hi All,
     
    Would appricaiate sharing a  copy by mail or upload the same to this site and inform others thoruhg this forum…
    Regards, SPR.
     

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    #71121

    Dave Harrold
    Participant

    Consider the number of lines of code in Microsoft XP, for example, and then tell me if it’s okay to have 30+ defects. That’s about what you would have if XP was of Six Sigma quality. I suggest you look at the Carniege Mellon University Software Institute site and learn how they measure software defects. In their opinion, Six Sigma software would be about what’s expected of Alpha or Beta software. Not released software.
    http://www.sei.cmu.edu/

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    #71133

    Venkat Redy Gujja
    Member

    Hi I am US. Can you fax that paper to me also please
    My fax # is 847 277 6977

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    #71135

    Reade
    Participant

    There seems to be a slight debate over what counts for opportunities for error(OFE). On the one hand, I have seen lines of code presented as OFE.  On the other hand, there are those who say opportunities should not be defined as lines of code, but as procedure, function, or specific call within the software project.

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    #71150

    Kyle Franzen
    Participant

    Al,
    I’d like to jump on the bandwagon and request a copy of the
    “Applying Six Sigma Methodology to CMM for Performance Improvement” – Abdel-Malek & Hutchings – European SEPG Conference 1999. 
    paper that you referenced.  Could you please either email it to me at [email protected] or fax it to me at 402-431-8812 ?
    thank you, kyle

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    #71221

    giuseppe Maggioli
    Participant

    We use SS as core quality program in one of our software development groups, but CMM can be also be used with excellent results.
    Giuseppe

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    #71246

    Rajanga Sivakumar
    Participant

    Hello AL,
    I just read thru’ this. Can you please send me a copy thru’ e-mail or mail to my address below? Thanks for your help. The article is:
    “Applying Six Sigma Methodology to CMM for Performance Improvement” – Abdel-Malek & Hutchings – European SEPG Conference 1999. Rajanga Sivakumar
    Business Excellence Advisor [email protected] (e-mail at home)

    B-404 Garden Mansion
    Airport Road
    Kodihalli
    Bangalore 560008, India 98450-09437-Cell
    91-80-526-3421(H)
    91-80-521-1771(H)

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    #71247

    arbind sinha
    Participant

    Hello AL,
    I just read thru’ this. Can you please send me a copy thru’ e-mail or mail to my address below? Thanks for your kind help. The article is: “Applying Six Sigma Methodology to CMM for Performance Improvement” – Abdel-Malek & Hutchings – European SEPG Conference 1999.

    [email protected]  (e-mail )
    Address :- Arbind Sinha, S/W Quality Analyst, Codelinks Data services , Road No.-1 , Jubilee Hills , Hyderabad-500 033 (AP) (INDIA)

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    #71466

    iSixSigma Community
    Participant

    A. Davidson submitted the following document to be attached to this post.
    Applying Six Sigma To CMM [PDF Document]

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    #71491

    Al
    Participant

    “Applying Six Sigma Methodology to CMM for Performance Improvement” – Abdel-Malek & Hutchings – European SEPG Conference 1999. 
    https://www.isixsigma.com/library/downloads/six_sigma_cmm.pdf

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    #75249

    Jeff Sauro
    Participant

    Six Sigma for software seems limited to the coding and development process (e.g. time to market, budget).  Is anyone aware of 6 sigma applications to the User Interface?
    For example, if you were to execute a heuristic evaluation ( http://www.useit.com/papers/heuristic/ )in which UI experts evaluate the interface for problems, how can you calculate DMPO?  What is you total number of opportunities.  Defects per lines of code seems too tangential to the user interface.  The best I can come up with is number of defects per “screen.”  Unfortunately this involves a somewhat arbitrary and laborious task of identifying all the screens in a software product. Suggestions?

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    #75402

    Manee
    Participant

    Has anyone used DOE for Software?
    Manee

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    #75412

    JP Rothery
    Participant

    The post by Dave Harrold using the number of lines in XP is a very good example of the difficulty of defining the number of opportunities when developing software. Although he seems to think Six Sigma is yardstick one would use to compare your software against, which I think is wrong. Six Sigma is and aid for developing a product with as few defects as possible (whether that is bugs, delivery time etc. the customer specifies).
    I have pondered the definition of number of opportunities for quite a while now. I my opinion a classification system should be used based on the complexity of the application being developed.
    Some applications would require opportunities be based on the number of functions.
    Some applications would require opportunities be based on the number of routines/subroutines.    
    Some applications would require opportunities be based on the number of user functions.
    Also Software development is transactional process so we should be more concerned about issues such as deliverable time, Customer communication, Voice of the customer and cost.
    Regards
    JP Rothery

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    #75448

    Bob Hanrahan
    Participant

    It should not be TOO laborious to determine all the screens.  Once that is done, each developer needs to have his/her own personal metrics on the screens/functionality.  Keeping metrics on what kinds of errors typically made, helps those errors go away.  Use the SEI’s PSP approach to sizing effort (Probe) and track all defects by category. Then you will be able to determine some kind of ” DPMO”.

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