What is Six Sigma in Software Engineering?

Six Sigma in Software Engineering:

General Electric (GE) corporation first began Six Sigma in 1995 after Motorola and Allied Signal blazed the Six Sigma trail. Since then, thousands of companies around the world have discovered the far-reaching benefits of Six Sigma. The purpose of Six Sigma is to improve processes to do things better, faster, and at a lower cost. It can be used to improve every facet of the business, from production to human resources, to order entry, to technical support.

Six Sigma can be used for any activity that is concerned with cost, timeliness, and quality of results. Therefore, it applies to virtually every industry. Six Sigma at many organisations simply means striving for near perfection. Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach to eliminating defects in any process – from manufacturing to transactional and from product to service.