Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The Six Sigma Fallacy in IT
"Six Sigma" was originally created for manufacturing, to eliminate defects.
The original proponents, like GE, never applied it to the engineering and design depts, where innovation and original thinking were required to create.
That's the big fallacy in applying it to software—what developers do is engineering. The equivalent of "manufacturing" in software is "copy" or "cut and paste", which don't have defects.
© 2020 Praveen Puri
Praveen Puri is the expert in Strategic Simplicity® who advises on IT and business simplification. Please visit
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