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Grigore ALBEANU, Poul Thyregod, Henrik Madsen and Florin Popentiu-Vladicescu. On Using Six Sigma Methodology for Software Quality Assurance. In Jeroen de Mast (ed.), Proceedings of ENBIS-6 Wroclaw. ENBIS, 2006.

Abstract: The Six Sigma methodology is an alternative to TQM for obtaining: manufacturing defect reduction, cycle time reduction, cost reduction, inventory reduction, product development and launching, labor reduction, increased usage of resources, product sales improvement, capacity improvements, and delivery improvements. Six Sigma is based on a measurement strategy focused on customer satisfaction & financial benefits through variance reduction and continuous process improvement. Six Sigma uses two methodologies named ‘DMAIC’ (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) and ‘DFSS’ (Design For Six Sigma). This paper describes the usage of the Six Sigma methodology for software quality assurance and how a mixed Six Sigma and CMMI can be applied to increase the capability and maturity level of the software department. The experience is reported for some small and medium-sized software projects.

Keywords: DMAIC, DFSS, CMMI, business and industrial statistics, software quality assurance

URL: http://www.enbis.org/OCS-Modified/viewbbstract.php?id=78&cf=2

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