In this series of columns, we have been discussing the TBIA Business Intelligence Capability Maturity (BI-CMM) Model, which provides a foundation for evaluating and improving BI quality. Six Sigma BI combines the strengths of the Six Sigma approach with the audit and improvement blueprint in the TBIA BI-CMM to create the highest quality, lowest cost BI assets. Six Sigma BI is a customer-focused, metrics-based approach that refers to a better and smarter way of creating and managing BI assets. Six Sigma means putting the customer first and striving for a product that is near perfection. Six Sigma principles have produced significant results in the business world for years. Using a Six Sigma approach to improving the quality of BI assets can provide more value to an organization than any number of new BI applications.  

What is Six Sigma?

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