I intend to explore this theme in a series of several posts. I am not quite certain how many posts or how long I will write on the topic.  I think the subject might be one of those without an end. So in the spirit of improved relevancy I encourage you, if you have specific queries or concerns you would like me to address as I discuss this topic, to please leave a comment, drop an email or otherwise contact me with your question(s).  I’ll do my best to include a response to your queries in the process of my writing, whenever I get them, and whenever I can.

To set the stage, I must admit that as a high maturity lead appraiser I often hear questions regarding the relevancy of CMMI to Six Sigma (6sigma). Although it would be nice to have a simple reply to CMMI’s 6sigma relevancy, unfortunately, I do not.  In truth there really is no simple “Yes it is relevant” or “No it is not relevant” response. I should note here, that is where the title for this little series comes in… CMMI is, in fact, more or less relevant to 6sigma; it really is not a “yes” or “no” thing.

I guess that lets the cat out of the bag, doesn’t it?  You can stop reading here if all you want is my bottom line on the question; because I just provided it.  My hope is that you might remain curious enough to hear more on where things fit with each other and where they might not. It is doubtful that I will address all the “hits” or “misses”. In my series posts on this subject, I will, however, try to highlight some of the bigger boulders.

So that’s it for the teaser article.  “Watch this space for more” as I attempt to address the question of whether CMMI is relevant to SixSigma.

Mark Rabideau

Mark Rabideau

Mark Rabideau is a Management Mentor/ Coach with over 40 years of Engineering and Management Experience. He is a CMMI Institute SCAMPI High Maturity Lead Appraiser and Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He is also licensed to teach both the CMMI-DEV and SVC constellations' courses. You may contact Mark directly by using the PEP contact page.