integrating Six sigma and PMBOK® guide at an organizational level
Both the management strategy Six Sigma and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) offer vital lessons for project professionals. Applying Six Sigma within PMBOK® Guide's nine Knowledge Areas can enhance project performance in the primary project constraints: scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources, and risks. This article discusses how to integrate Six Sigma and the PMBOK® Guide at an organizational level. In doing so, it discusses how to achieve benefits from merging both the PMBOK® Guide and Six Sigma. A global director of process improvement and compliance at a global IT services provider reveals how he implemented both techniques into his team's projects. Accompanying the article is a sidebar on the basics of Six Sigma and a tip on learning from mistakes.