Analyze – DMAIC
Analyze is a step within the DMAIC method.
This step in the process determines the root causes of issues and presents improvement opportunities.
Part of the process is to analyze value add and non value add activity within the process. Using the process maps/Value stream maps produced during the Measure DMAIC phase – the team looks for bottlenecks/constraints and where errors occur. There are a variety of tools available for this such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
After identifying the problems provide supporting evidence by generating theories as to why they occur (note this may require supporting further data).
* Evidence of root causes
* Supporting analysis and evidence (e.g. value add analysis)
* Updated Project Charter/Initiation document.