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Utilizing Project Management Principles for Successful Six Sigma Project Execution

Utilizing Project Management Principles for Successful Six Sigma Project Execution
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Author(s): Sagar S. Kulkarni (MedPlus, a Quest Diagnostics Company, USA), Lori O’Malley (MedPlus, a Quest Diagnostics Company, USA), Ram R. Bishu (IMSE, University of Nebraska, USA) and Xuedong Ding (MSE, University of Nebraska, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 3
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch246
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

This paper reviews the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge (CSSBBBOK) and prescribed areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) along with industry accepted deliverables for the Six Sigma methodology of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC). Each DMAIC phase is compared to project management process knowledge areas of the PMBOK and the CSSBBOK. This paper proposes adding project management deliverables to the typical DMAIC tool set to resolve some of the root causes of Six Sigma project failure and to ensure successful Six Sigma project execution.

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