DMAIC

Define

  • What are the project goals?

  • List customer (internal and external) deliverables

Measure

  • Is there a data collection plan developed to quantify the problem?

  • Is the current performance of the process determined through benchmarking?

  • Problem statement

Analyze

  • What are the performance objectives?

  • Identify value/non-value added process steps

  • Specify the sources of variation

  • Describe the few vital inputs in relation to the output

  • Root cause of the problem

Improve

  • Potential solutions

  • Are operating tolerances of the potential system well-defined?

  • Were design experiments performed?

  • Were potential improvements validated through pilot studies?

  • Were potential solutions assessed and re-evaluated?

Control

  • What is the monitoring and control system in place?

  • Was the statistical process control implemented?

  • Transfer plan (handoff to process owner)

  • Were benefits, cost savings/avoidance & profit growth verified?

Completion

  • Additional recommendations

  • Full Name and Signature of DMAIC Practitioner

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