CMMI is used to create an organizational process infrastructure by addressing particular domains, such as software and systems engineering. Six Sigma is a top-down initiative that cuts across the entire enterprise, including areas such as engineering, sales, marketing, and research.
Six Sigma is intended to be implemented with a focus on problems and opportunities, often with narrow scopes, that will yield significant business benefits. It focuses on the performance of processes and practices as implemented rather than checking for compliance against a definition or model. While these two improvement initiatives are different by design, they are interdependent in their use.
The documents listed below provide guidance and examples for the joint use of Six Sigma and CMMI, or relate to high maturity modthod and process performance models.
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