||Janet Burns, PMP
There are many synergies between Six Sigma
methodology and project management. These disciplines have many common
goals and intent. Both are centered around planning and prevention
of problems and using clear facts and metrics to tell a story. This
session will show how Six Sigma methodology and tools can be a great way
to show the value of a PMO and at the same time educating PMO stakeholders
in a new discipline.
Metrics are the cornerstone of the Six
Sigma methodology. For example, it is key to capture data to find
and reduce variation in processes. This can also apply to project
execution and can be a simple first step for PMOs when tracking project
performance. A brief overview of the synergies between Six Sigma
and project management will get this presentation started. Then,
we will discuss some key metrics, how they are used in Six Sigma, and how
they translate to the project management arena.
Janet Burns, PMP is currently an independent
project management consultant, specializing in simple PMO set up, methodology
implementation, and training. Ms. Burns has recently implemented
PMOs at Viacom and the New York Times Company. Ms. Burns has been
in the IT field for over 20 years with extensive project experience managing
large software projects and enterprise wide process improvement projects.
She has also delivered many project management training courses, most recently
at Columbia University. Ms. Burns is a past president of the Hampton
Roads Chapter of PMI and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
She was recently named to the PMI Power 50, a list of 50 prolific leaders
in project management. Ms. Burns holds a Bachelor of Arts degree
from the University of Pennsylvania and a certificate in Total Quality
Management from the University of Virginia.
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