sigmaGuide - software guideline for Six Sigma Projects

sigmaGuide is a software guideline along the DMAIC-Cycle. From the identification of a project topic in DEFINE up to the FMEA in IMPROVE all important tools are integrated and linked. They ask for information and transfer the answers to the next tool. Target group are Six Sigma trainees (Black Belt/ Green Belt).


sigmaGuide consists of three parts:
  • Part 1: Identify a Six Sigma Project

    Initially a suitable potential for improvement will be identified, i.e. a weakness in the daily work. To do so a problem is defined, its presumed causes and its effects. One Indicator shows, how suitable the Topic for Six Sigma is. Another Indicator shows the Risk of the Topic for the company. This Part is aimed to all employees of the Company, to involve them without prior knowledge about Six Sigma into your Improvement Program.
  • Part 2: Specify a Six Sigma Project

    On the basis of the identified potential for improvement the Topic for a Six Sigma Project is specified. To do so the underlying Process is concretized, its Input and Output, the related Problems as well as their Effects on the Customer and the Business. This Part is aimed to Employees with and without previous knowledge in Six Sigma.
  • Part 3: Implement a Six Sigma Project

    The Topic is defined as a Six Sigma Project and structured along the Phases of the DMAIC. From the SIPOC via statistical Hypothesis up to the FMEA all important tools of the DMAIC are interlinked to a continuous project guideline. Every tool of the guideline asks for the necessary information, integrates and prioritizes these information and transfers it to the next tool. This Part is aimed at Green-Belts and Black-Belts.


  • Project-Topic: Identify Problems of the daily work as a potential for Improvement
  • Process & Output: Describe the Process and its Output
  • Problem, Effect & Solution: Describe the Problem, the Effect of the Problem and outline Solution-Ideas - if already available
  • Project-Definition: Summary: Process, Output, Problem and Effect
  • SIPOC: Structure the Process in its important steps, with related Supplier, Inputs and Outputs and Customer
  • Voice to Critical: Identify Voice of Business/ Customer (VoC/ VoB), Critical Business/ Customer Requirements (CCR/ CBR), Problems and CtQ´s
  • Chart: Y CtQ´s: Outputs, Problems and their Severity
  • Project-Charter: Complete and sign the Project-Charter
  • Input-Analysis: Describe Inputs (xi) of the Process, requirements on the Inputs and their deviations
  • Process-Mapping and -Analysis: Describe Activities of the Process (xp), related Inputs (xi) and Outputs (Y) and negative Influences
  • C&E Matrix: Evaluate relationships between negative Influences of Inputs (xi) and Activities of the Process (xp) on Problems of the Outputs (Y)
  • Data-Collection-Plan: Operationalise measurands of Inputs (xi), Activities (xp) and Outputs (Y); Recommendations are given for appropriate: Charts, Parameter, Process-Capability-Indices, Control-Charts, One-Sample-Tests
  • Hypothesis: Overview of all automatically generated Hypothesis, prioritized by their Risk; Recommendations are given for appropriate statistical Tests
  • Process-Capability: Calculate Process-Capability (Yield, DPMO, Pp/ Ppk, Sigma-Level, …)
  • Solution-Ideas: Develop Solution-Ideas to eliminate the Root-Causes and evaluate efforts, benefits and effects of Solutions
  • Action-Plan: Specify Measures to implement the Solution-Ideas
  • FMEA: Analyse and reduce the Risks of Measures (FMEA:= Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)