Phase I - 9 - Development - Use Appropriate Methods - Use Six Sigma Methods

This is a Request For Comments about how to structure doctrine in terms of microdoctrine (a pattern language for implementing and learning doctrine)

Phase: Stop Self Harm
Category: Development
Principle: Use Appropriate Methods
Practice: Use Six Sigma Methods

In business, the industrialized domain encourages coherence, coordination, efficiency, and stability. Yet, the discovery of new capabilities in the uncharted domain requires experimentation. Any structure, a company, or a team, needs to manage both of these polar opposites. Components are also evolving between these extremes. These transitional components have a different set of characteristics. They need a third mechanism of management.

Consider these first:
Use Agile Methods and Use Lean Methods

Illustrative description:
Use Six Sigma and similar methods to reduce deviation.

Detailed description:
As a component approaches industralized volume operations, it becomes more widespread and defined. Focus switches to mass production of good enough which means reducing deviation. At this point, Six Sigma along with formalised frameworks such as ITIL start to rule.

In the below example we would outsource Power. On a different map, if we were the Power provider, we would consider using Six Sigma to reduce deviation.


Consider next:
Use Agile Methods or Use Lean Methods or Use Appropriate Purchasing Methods

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