Selecting the right projects is a critical success factor for any software organisation introducing a Six Sigma program. By its very nature, the software business works mainly on "project mode". Software companies typically structure their Six Sigma deployments across two main categories of projects:
The Six Sigma projects: these are projects with a broader scope, whose ultimate objective is to establish a new reference process model in relation to a particular Process Area (e.g. Requirements, Testing, Reviews, etc.)
The Development Projects: Six Sigma is rooted in data and facts. Development projects fall under the umbrella of Six Sigma projects with a focus on more specific process areas (e.g. test efficiency for a particular application type) and can be considered as an implementation / instantiation of a larger Six Sigma project. They serve the purpose of validating the reference process and demonstrating, with real data, effective improvements
We assist Software and IT organisations in the selection of both categories of projects to ensure that only relevant and economically sound projects are selected and implemented consistently with the corporate Six Sigma strategy. A formal project selection process is defined for the evaluation, prioritisation and selection of Six Sigma projects according to a set of selection criteria.
The assessment and selection of Six Sigma and Development projects is driven by the analysis of:
- The potential Business Case and Return on Investment for the Project
- Organisational readiness and capability
- Priority and type of problem
- Probability of Success
- Complexity, Risk and feasibility analysis
- Consistency with strategic coporate goals
- Technology Maturity
- Statistical validity and measurability
With Systonomy your organisation will be able to structure the optimal projects portfolio to maximise the financial returns on your Six Sigma initiative.
Our Black Belts and Deployment Leaders possess the skills and expertise to successfully manage your projects and help the organisation respect its commitments to customers and stakeholders within schedule and budget.
Systonomy defines and agrees with the client the appropriate implementation strategy and project plans for specific Process Improvement or Product Design initiatives, supervises execution and ensures periodic progress reporting. Our approach combines state of the art project management methods (PMBOK, PRINCE2) and other IT best practices with Six Sigma methodologies and tools to ensure effective management of resources, ongoing progress tracking and respect of deadlines and budget constraints.
Systonomy has effectively integrated Project Management, Planning and Tracking best practices with the Six Sigma problem solving methods (DMAIC, DMADV) and adapted the approach to the peculiar nature of the software and IT domains.