Quality control

To implement Six Sigma and lean manufacturing methodologies, project managers have traditionally relied on a disjointed assortment of whiteboards, charts, and software programs. Recently, however, software companies have developed portfolio management platforms that integrate these processes and combine these with task and resource lists, Gantt charts, and dashboards. This article reviews the performance of two such platforms--Minitab's Quality Companion 2 and SigmaFlow's Green Belt Combo. In doing so, it discusses each platform's advantages and limitations, noting the purpose that each was developed to serve.
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