Methodical Enhancement of Maturity Level: “SPICE” and “SixSigma” Intertwine

  • Timo Karasch
  • Jens Peter Benthaus
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 155)


That there is a direct correlation between SixSigma, a method for process improvement, and SPICE is already cognizable by the name. While the norm describes, which optimizations should be implemented, SixSigma offers a set of methods therefore. How an adequate support of the continuously enhancement of the maturity level could be guaranteed even for lower levels, is shown in this contribution. Based on experiences of some Green-Belt projects, the key-questions are: 1) How can I use SixSigma methods for process improvement in SPICE? 2) What support can these methods offer for the maturity levels 1 to 5? 3) What benefits brings SixSigma in this correlation? And 4) What risks shall be faced?


SixSigma Enhancement of Maturity Level Methods for Process Improvement Experience Report 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timo Karasch
    • 1
  • Jens Peter Benthaus
    • 1
  1. 1.IAV GmbHGifhornGermany

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