A six sigma driven enterprise transformation

Vella, R, Chattopadhyay, S and Mo, J 2009, 'A six sigma driven enterprise transformation', International Journal of Engineering Business Management, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-8.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title A six sigma driven enterprise transformation
Author(s) Vella, R
Chattopadhyay, S
Mo, J
Year 2009
Journal name International Journal of Engineering Business Management
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract Enterprise architecture methods provide a structured system to understand enterprise activities. However, existing enterprise modelling methodologies take static views of the enterprise and do not naturally lead to a path of improvement during enterprise model transformation. This paper discusses the need for a methodology to facilitate changes for improvement in an enterprise. The six sigma methodology is proposed as the tool to facilitate progressive and continual Enterprise Model Transformation to allow businesses to adapt to meet increased customer expectation and global competition. An alignment of six sigma with phases of GERAM life cycle is described with inclusion of Critical-To-Satisfaction (CTS) requirements. The synergies of combining the two methodologies are presented in an effort to provide a more culturally embedded framework for Enterprise Model Transformation that builds on the success of six sigma.
Keyword(s) Enterprise transformation
enterprise model
six sigma
model lifecycle
change management
ISSN 1847-9790
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