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Abstract:Although Six Sigma has been a hot topic in business, government, and academia for a number of years now, the focus has been mainly on deployment, with little research into how to assess the maturity of Six Sigma implementation. A recent study established a general framework for Six Sigma maturity assessment, but it doesn’t provide a measurement system to evaluate maturity. A set of Six Sigma assessment criteria is proposed that can be used for self-assessment and third-party assessment of Six Sigma deployment maturity. For additional information, a sidebar article provides the Six Sigma body of …

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Excellent article, this is what I was looking for to perform a self assessment. Anyone know how to get the book, "Criteria for Six Sigma Management"?
--Serge Simard, 12-02-2009

Excellent article Zheng. Congratulations.
The idea of using MBNQA to assess maturity of Six Sigma is unique and very tempting. If implemented properly and promoted well, this could be the next wave in Six Sigma.
--Anshuman, 08-18-2009

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