CMMI and Six Sigma Partners in Process Improvement

ISBN-10: 0321516087
ISBN-13: 9780321516084
Edition: 2008
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List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

A successful Six Sigma business strategy provides a suite of cross-functional and vertically aligned metrics that lead to significant improvements in customer satisfaction and the bottom line. At first glance, Six Sigma may seem in direct competition with SEIs Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMIreg;). However, with its domain-specific approach to improving the engineering process, CMMI offers the process infrastructure that is fundamental to effective Six Sigma strategy. CMMIreg; and Six Sigma: Partners in Process Improvementfocuses on the synergistic, rather than competitive, implementation of CMMI and Six Sigma-with synergy translating to "faster, better, cheaper" achievement of mission success. Topics range from formation of the value proposition to specific implementation tactics. The authors illustrate how not taking advantage of what both initiatives have to offer puts an organization at risk of sinking time, energy, and money into "inventing" a solution that already exists. Along the way, they try to debunk a few myths about Six Sigma applications in software. While the authors concentrate on the interoperability of Six Sigma and CMMI, they also recognize that organizations rarely implement only these two initiatives. Accordingly, they also discuss the emerging realm of "multimodel" process improvement and offer strategies and tactics that transcend models to help organizations effectively knit them together into a unified single internal process standard. Whether you are working in the defense industry, a government agency, consulting, or academia, youll find that this book bridges the hardware software and hardware process tool set-and come away prepared to formulate your own strategy and tactical plan.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
CMMI Overview
CMMI at a Glance
Adoption and Deployment
Benefits
CMMI Adoption Myths
Summary
Six Sigma Overview
Six Sigma at a Glance
Deployment
Applying Six Sigma to Software
Six Sigma Myths
Example Benefits
Summary
Multimodel Process Improvement: The Value Proposition
Six Sigma as a Strategic Enabler: An Investigation
Summary
Two Case Studies
Case Study: Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions
Case Study: Motorola
Summary
Integrating the CMMI and Six Sigma: Strategies
Sequencing Scenarios
Joint Implementation Strategies
Considerations for Staged and Continuous CMMI Representations
Considerations for Joint Deployment
Summary
Integrating the CMMI and Six Sigma: Design Connections
CMMI Process Areas and Six Sigma Frameworks
CMMI Process Areas and the Six Sigma Toolkit of Analytical Methods
CMMI Project Management Process Areas and Six Sigma Project Management
CMMI Process Outputs as Inputs to Six Sigma and Vice Versa
Summary
Multimodel Process Improvement: The General Case
Depiction of the Process of Process Improvement
Mission Translation and Project Portfolio Management
Model Selection and Strategy
Solution Implementation: Process Architecture and Design
Summary
Sustainment: Your Improvement Project Portfolio
Product Quality Improvement
Cost and Schedule Performance Improvement
Definition and Design of the Decision Analysis Process
IT Operations: Value Stream Mapping with IT Tools
Performance Modeling and Simulation
Summary
Summary and Final Remarks
DMAIC Roadmap Guidance Questions
DMAIC and CMMI Specific Goals and Generic Practices
CMMI Process Areas and the Six Sigma Toolkit
"Six Sigma as an Enabler" Research Project: Full Report
"Six Sigma as an Enabler" Research Project: Findings, Inferences, Hypotheses
Overview of Frequently Used Six Sigma Analytical Methods
Measurement Practices
Transition Practices
Organizational Change Management
References
Additional Resources
Acronyms
About the Authors
Index

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