Chapter 9

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Sustainment: Your Improvement Project Portfolio

Improvement projects take many shapes and forms. The main focus of this book has been to describe the joint use of the CMMI and Six Sigma, along with other models, primarily for the establishment of process infrastructure. A robust improvement project portfolio, however, contains far more than infrastructure projects.

The purpose of this chapter is to describe different types of projects that an improvement group may realistically expect to implement over time, in the context of a joint CMMI and Six Sigma deployment. Some of these examples reflect strategies mentioned earlier for the joint ...

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