PMI Program Management and Six Sigma: A Hybrid Methodology

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Applied Science

Organizational Unit

University College, Informtaion and Communications Technology


Information & Comm Technology

First Advisor

Donald Halloran


Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK), Project Management Institute (PMI), Program management Office (PMO), Program, Program Management, Six Sigma


Program managers are responsible for managing project portfolios that have multiple dependencies to achieve organizational goals. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nationally recognized organization that certifies program managers in the tools and methods for managing project portfolios. Certified PMI program managers have many tools to achieve delivery that is in line with the organization's strategy; however, the PMI program management methodology is too general and it is focused on project execution rather than on project impact. A hybrid methodology that merges Six Sigma tools and principles with PMI's program management philosophies is recommended. This approach can ensure a company's capital improvement programs are consistent, can be used to define the interface among projects, and most importantly, can ensure that funds are spent wisely.

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