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    Johnny1287
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    Hello,

    I am preparing a final work for the Master Degree in Project Management, which is called “The use of Six Sigma in the field of Project Management” for the Santiago de Compostela’s University in Spain.

    I would like to know if someone could send me some companies names that have used Six Sigma on their projects.

    It is important that those companies work specifically with Project Management (Engineering Projects, Construction Projects or any other).

    I need to contact them in order to get information about their outcomes, how they implemented Six Sigma, the problems that might have appeared in the process, etc.

    Thank you.

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    #238954

    Mike Carnell
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    @johnny1287 This whole “is SS applicable to Project/Program Management” thing has been going on for years. If you do a Google search you get 58M hit in 0.62 seconds.

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    #238956

    Johnny1287
    Participant

    Thank you for your help,

    However, I have done it already and I could not find any real work about how they used Six Sigma in a Project.

    The only thing I could see was how to manage a “Six Sigma Project” which is slightly different from what I am looking for.

    I searched on Google, Web of Science, Research Gate and others about this. I could not get anything conclusive to use in my final work.

    I need a company who works on a project basis that have implemented Six Sigma on their Projects.

    Thank you.

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    #238957

    Joe W
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    @johnny1287 – here are some well-known companies that have used Six Sigma for a multitude of projects. DMAIC projects tend to be “make the process better” type of project. DMADV projects tend to be “make the product design better”, you can also search for DFSS (Design For Six Sigma) projects. Here’s a list of prominent companies: Motorola, GE, Texas Instruments, Covidien/Medtronic, and Eastman Kodak. If you search for Six Sigma Consultants, they’ll generally have their “pedigree” stated in their bio or resume (if you did a LinkedIn search for Six Sigma practitioners.) You can also search for Lean Sigma or Lean Six Sigma. Here’s an article that mentions many large corporations and which methodology they are using: https://formaspace.com/articles/manufacturing/best-framework-model-for-company/

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    Michael Cyger
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    @johnny1287 – All Six Sigma projects are projects.

    I think perhaps you’re talking about structured project management as in what the Project Management Institute (PMI.org) teaches and certifies? Is that correct?

    If so, then you’ll want to contact them and search their website. I found this, which — with the limited information you shared with us — sounds like your area of research: https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/six-sigma-method-applications-pm-8515

    Or, if you’re talking specifically about applying Six Sigma within construction projects, then try searching for that topic: “applying Six Sigma in construction”

    http://www.ijirset.com/upload/2016/april/45_IMPLEMENTATION.pdf

    http://www.ijirset.com/upload/2017/november/131_Application_ISS11.pdf

    Or try “applying Six Sigma in engineering”.

    Is that helpful to you?

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    #238985

    Johnny1287
    Participant

    Thank you very much Mr. Michael Cyger.
    This is exactly what I was looking for. I had searched on the PMI’s website before, but I did not find anything useful there.
    I will keep looking for more information in order to get a wider view of how to implement Six Sigma on General Project Management.
    Thank you.

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