Six Sigma Blog: Experienced practitioners apply Six Sigma to IT processes: Study
Experienced practitioners apply Six Sigma to IT processes: Study
The May/June issue of iSixSigma Magazine has published a survey on the extent to which Six Sigma practitioners apply Six Sigma principles in their business processes. The study shows that companies that have practiced Six Sigma for seven or more years are more inclined to apply Six Sigma to IT processes.
These mature companies are quick to integrate IT methods with Six Sigma and include IT projects in their priority list. On the other side of the picture, companies that do not see IT as a vital cog in their business wheel are less favorable to use Six Sigma to improve their IT processes. Marketwire quotes Michael Marx, Research Manager for iSixSigma Magazine:
Only 17 percent of the more than 950 respondents said that their companies always or usually use Six Sigma to improve IT processes…. And when other projects led to IT-based solutions, they were rarely implemented—either because of the perceived cost or because of a lack of priority placed on IT.