Six Sigma DMAIC is a structured methodology that focuses on solving problems and improving existing processes with the aim of achieving Six Sigma quality levels. Following its simple and straightforward principles is essential for ensuring the success of any Lean Six Sigma project. DMAIC is not exclusive to Six Sigma and can be used as the framework for many other improvement initiatives. DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control, representing its five phases which are explained as follows:
- Define – Identify the problems as seen by the customers of the process.
- Measure – Determine how to measure the defects of the process and locate them.
- Analyze – Identify the causes of the most important defects.
- Improve – Implement measures to eliminate the causes of the most important defects.
- Control – Establish methods to make the improvements permanent.
The below DMAIC process guide acts as a roadmap and outlines many of the tools available on this website. It consists of two main sections: one focusing on the articles and another on the templates. The guide also includes hyperlinks to provide direct access to the relevant materials and resources. It’s important to note that while this guide is valuable, it doesn’t include all Lean Six Sigma tools, as some are still in development or awaiting publication.