Six Sigma

As organizations engage in 6Sigma and/or CMMI programs, the development of either new and/ or significantly modified business practices is a certainty. The evolution and/or creation of business practices, in an on-going business (set of engineering efforts) generally occur as punctuated process episodes; as many as 10-20 major punctuated process episodes may be required per CMMI maturity level advanced.

As anyone who has been involved in a model based improvement effort certainly knows, CMMI and 6Sigma provide excellent guidelines for what needs to be done.