Microsoft Announces Accelerator for Six Sigma

New Offering to Provide User Benefits That Map to Six Sigma Methodologies

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Jan. 27, 2003 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to release a new offering this spring that will map to Six Sigma methodologies. Ted Johnson, corporate vice president of the Business Tools Division at Microsoft, shared details about the Microsoft® Accelerator for Six Sigma with an audience of Six Sigma and quality professionals at the annual American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma Conference in Palm Springs, Calif.

The Microsoft Accelerator for Six Sigma is an integrated set of products and services that leverages existing software such as Microsoft Project and Visio® and is customized for Six Sigma practitioners. The Accelerator provides added functionality designed specifically for Six Sigma organizations, such as interactive Project Guides to lead Six Sigma teams through each phase within the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) model. It can help project teams more effectively manage a large number of Six Sigma projects, more easily track their financial impact, optimally utilize and track people resources, manage Six Sigma tools, and electronically share knowledge gathered across the enterprise.

News source: Microsoft PressPass

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