Prepared for Pinchas G. | Delivered August 23, 2019
The goal is to locate the best way to quickly learn Six Sigma for software development along with two alternative learning approaches.
Learning Six Sigma
Crush the PM Exam
Lean Sigma Corporation
as the best training for Six Sigma (not Lean) certification. This course provides professional development units, practice exams, and a traditional learning method.
Lean Six Sigma Certification Course is the best way to learn Six Sigma because it forgoes the traditional methods of study in favor of a storytelling experience.
A second, and much more cost-effective, method of learning is video tutorials.
offers an array of Six Sigma training videos. These are good to simply gain the knowledge needed to implement Six Sigma, or to prepare a team for certification.
Applying Six Sigma to Software Development
2008 master thesis
considers in-depth the application of Six Sigma to software development.
discusses the challenges of and ways to tailor Lean Six Sigma to software development.
Six Sigma Alternatives
Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
is a process similar to Six Sigma but focuses on software improvement. The model was developed by Carnegie Mellon University.
The Kaizen Model
is a Just in Time production model pioneered in Japan. Kaizen means improvement in Japanese and the model focuses on incrementally reducing waste and improving efficiency.
An article published in 2018 speaks of the
demise of Six Sigma
as the author views it as no longer being a useful system for management.
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