DMAIC and DMADV __ Common Threads

Most organizations have a problem when it comes to deciding which Six Sigma methodology to use to solve certain problems. The two methodologies __ DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) and DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify) are similar in some ways and varied in others. In this post, we will explore the points common to both.

  • They both aim to reduce defects and variations to less than 3.4 per million opportunities.
  • They use objective thinking methods that are data intensive and based on factual information to solve problems.
  • They are both implemented by Green Belts, Black Belts, and Master Black Belts.
  • They are both methods used to help organizations reach their financial and business targets.
  • They are carried out with the support of a sponsor and a process owner.
  • They both define project goals and internal and external customer deliverables.