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    Kin
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    Hello,
    We are an IT services provider in the lifescience industry (software + Services). We have being growing at an accelerated pace since the past year (currently we have 300 employees). I personally dont think we can have a full blown Six Sigma implementation considering the resources we have and the size  we are. However, I do feel that we can slowly realize some quantitative benefits by starting off with smaller scale (GB) projects within our software processes. I read a few articles/case studies on this site relating to six sigma for software and I think it can be applied to our business processes. e.g. bug fixing at initial stages of the software dev life cycle or any other smaller project ideas applied to a small-medium business.
    Please be advised that I have the necessary commitment from the senior management to implement. Though we have resource crunch.
    I am faced with the following dilemma:

    Hire a BB/MBB consultant initially and guide us through a couple of small but successfull projects (tangible benefits seen by our CFO)?
    Cost? ROI?

    2. Train a couple or more of our internal staff as Black Belts and simultaenously work on two GB projects. Once successful, form a dedicated Six Sigma team. In this case we will hire consultant to train us or we will go through online BB training.
    Cost? ROI?
    3. Internally utilize Six Sigma tools and see if any benefits can be realized.
    No cost!

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    #157744

    qualitycolorado
    Participant

    Kin,
    Thanks for your posting — still considering how to best respond.
    Briefly, what is your role in the company?  Are you an executive, and you can make this decision directly?  (you indicate that you have the “necessary commitment from the senior management to implement”, but it is not clear whether you are part of the corps of senior managers)
    Or, rather, are you a non-executive, and are working to build a case to your managers / executives regarding the pros and cons of the 3 routes you indicated?
     
    Best regards,
    QualityColorado

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    #157748

    Kin
    Participant

    hi there,
    I am not an executive. I am a Quality Engineer with a GB certification who is working to build a case to the executives regarding those 3 routes.
    Look forward to your reply, thanks in advance.
     

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    #157752

    Silviu
    Member

    Kin
    go for option 1. Or get an external consultant, MBB or BB.
    my opinion
    Silviu

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    #157770

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Kin,
    If you want to email me at [email protected] I will connect you with someone who can help you with your choice (does not work for me).
    Good luck

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