Is anyone running DMAIC/Six Sigma projects in Clarity? Specifically, are you doing document template and document deliverable management at gates via the process engine?
Not doing DMAIC, but we have an internal gate/checklist used for our NPI process. We wanted to get away from Excel, docs, so we have the following:
With this approach,
We've not yet automated checklist approval - our process still requires signatures. So, the checklist is exported, scanned, distributed for signature and attached.
There is interest in linking checklist questions to the tasks on the project's WBS which produce the outputs that answer the questions. On Task, see related questions; on question, see related task(s).
Still early in the roll-out stage - but those that are using it, like it.
We also have PTC Integrity which is in use in our software development area. Our software is used in automobiles (steering, braking, safety) and we are involved with autonomous vehicle development - the requirements for traceability and requirements management outstrip what CA PPM provides. PTC Integrity meets OEM and industry requirements, but it is extremely detailed - I imagine most CA PPM users would think it overkill. However, if you want your future autonomous vehicle to get you safely to your destination, every time, you'll probably want us to not underdo anything!
Impressive Dale. The sub-sub architecture is pretty ingenious. If I understand this correctly, instead of having to 'hard code' an attribute to a specific business use (like one would do on the project object), the sub sub allows you to 'dynamically build' what the project requires based on your pre-determined business rules.
Once your comfortable enough I'd love to see a demo. I think this would make a great Global User Community webcast!
Great work. I'll mark this 'correct' for your awesome work - but I'm still interested in knowing if anyone feels they have a 'productized' Six Sigma/DMAIC solution. If not, this would be a great Accelerator (IMHO). Clarity is an 'IT' tool, but I think it can serve the needs of the business as well. What our business users need is a system that has time saving framework to support the Six Sigma process built in.
Sorry to get back to you late.
Ah! I just remembered, just this minute, that Niku had a Six Sigma/DMAIC solution, an add-in - wonder if anyone at CA remembers this and if its sitting on a shelf collecting dust somewhere? Gail Meadus - where are you? (Gail was our account rep at the time.)
Regarding a demo, I'll need to get permission and ensure that we have a scrubbed data set.
Worst case, I can recommend John Kantirakis, our regional (northern Mid-West) CA PPM functional support/forward sales engineer (exact title escapes me). I don't see him listed in this forum. He showed us something that had been a recommended practice for this sort of thing, when Niku was pushing hard on Clarity for governance purposes. I took the basic concept and turned it into what I described.
Will work on getting permission to share. If I fail, will let you know - then perhaps your CA rep can find John K to have him do for you what he did for us. John K has been around since Niku days, may recall the Niku Six Sigma/DMAIC add-in. I believe what he showed me a year or so ago was based on some of the ideas from that original add-in.
I've gotten the Ok to do this. I've also got a bit I've time where I can pull together some slides on this and at least attach them. Haven't done a community demo before - will have to research this - if points are involved, must go for it!
I'd love to see it when you're ready. Let me know and we'll fire up a webex.
Bookmarking this to keep tabs on this discussion. We're still very spreadsheet based as far as checklists/gate deliverables but this sounds pretty great. I agree with Robert, I'd love to see this in practice once you feel its up to it.
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