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CMMI® and Six Sigma: Partners in Process Improvement by Robert W. Stoddard, M. Lynn Penn, Jeannine M. Siviy

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Appendix D

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“Six Sigma as an Enabler” Research Project: Full Report

This text is excerpted, with permission, from SEI Technical Report CMU/SEI-2004-TR-018 [Bergey et al. 04, ch. 5].

D.1. Purpose

The primary purpose of this project was to examine whether Six Sigma, when used in combination with another process improvement technology or technologies, makes the transition[1] of that technology more effective. While we were interested first in the transition of SEI technologies, what we learned also applies to non-SEI technologies, non-process technologies, and to Six Sigma users in general.

A secondary or implicit purpose of this project was to overcome ...

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