So I wondered on the bus out to a dive called Spawnpoint on 63rd and Foster. Basically a black light gaming center. It’s perty kewl if your into gaming, which I am, but I’m sitting writing code samples and checking stuff out at the moment.
Speaking of projects though, I’m somewhat focused on the idea of Six Sigma Software Projects and writing code libraries based on that. Pareto ideas of benificial and mutual success etc., etc… etc.
The big question though is, “What code libraries would be most benificial for doing just that, six sigma product, manufacturing, and streamlinging of such processes?”
So just a quick overview of what exactly Six Sigma entails and what I’m trying to acheive with it. First off, Six Sigma is not a software development cycle, it would be better described as a “do something perfect the first time” cycle. GE, Bank of America, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Sony DuPont, Merill Lynch and other major groups have used Six Sigma to create products and processes that are amazingly accurate and repeatable.
The title Six Sigma itself is in relation to the Greek symbol used to denote the deviations from mean. Six Sigma specifically is the acheivement of no more than 3.4 defects per million, or 99.997% perfection. That might seem like an impossible idea but it is far from it. Many companies and processes far exceed that measurement.
Airlines, doctors, and other entities have to stay far better than 99.997% and often times stay far above 99.99995% or better. They have to, or it would be a slaughter!
Simply put what I’m thinking of is creating a base library package to streamline Six Sigma Projects, based on a root level at integrating systems that currently exist, CRMs, ERPs, or whatever is in place at a corporation that needs integration. The amazing this is that these systems promise so much integration but then are usually setup without the said integrations, thus a company ends up with completely seperate and disparate systems that cannot communicate with each other. Just ticking away employee time in correlating data, attempting to provide information that is useful. Some companies have used Six Sigma to such a degree as to know how much time is wasted and how much money is lost by non-integrated systems.
It seems a lofty goal to want to integrate such and provide such a service, but it is needed and there are not enough people out there doing this. The question is, what approach, what tools should be used, what ways can be called upon to integrate said software?
…maybe I’ll come up with some good ideas, maybe I won’t.