Six Sigma aids only Linear Transformation not Non-linear / Radical Transformation

By Srinidhi Boray

It is interesting to understand that Six Sigma works on the perfect hind sight and it’s future sight is dependent on the extrapolation of the past statistical information. Meaning it is a derivative of the past. In a way, future is spinning around its past (on its tail) in the Six Sigma realm. What can be inferred from this is that it is useful for applying to those systems that are linearly expanding. When a system is subjected to non-linearity, then Six sigma methodology breaks-down. Methods available within  Enterprise Architecture and Six Sigma both have vied for spots within large enterprise as a discipline for gaining significant business process improvements. When businesses are confronted by evolutive transformations, then newer approaches need to be sought. For, basis on which the Six Sigma is founded will be no more relevant. However, if six sigma is combined with EA, then mathematically it turns into integro-differential equation,

  • Where the EA is about integrating the different parts into a whole
  • and

  • Six Sigma is about dealing with deviations from the qualitative norm, so it is a partial differential equation
  • Combining both we have integro-differential equation 
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