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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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Chapter 8

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Multimodel Process Improvement: The General Case

Thus far, we have described examples of jointly integrating the CMMI and Six Sigma (and other models) and have offered observations, strategies, and design connections related to how and why this joint integration works.

We offer in this chapter an emerging framework for reasoning about multimodel improvement via the broader set of models and practices in play at any given time within an organization. Because there is no “silver bullet” answer for how to combine models, we perceive the need for a reasoning framework comprising a process definition (with guidance questions), reusable selection ...

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