Add Standardization to DMAIC Phases in Six Sigma (DMAICS)

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Beniamino Durini

Add Standardization to DMAIC Phases in Six Sigma (DMAICS)

In my experience I implemented the Six Sigma process following 6 instead of just 5 phases. The first five are the classical phases (DMAIC) for the analysis, solution implementation and solution effectiveness confirmation...
And in the last phase we freeze the improvement. We call this extra phase Standardization. In this phase we establish and approve the procedures / work instructions and perform the training session in order to include the improvement in the process best practices.


Ramesh Ch, MBA, PMP, Six Sigma BB
Business Consultant, India

DMAIC + S = a Threat to Kaizen?

Hi Beniamino, you've said this well. However, I firmly believe standardizing sigmas at one point or another doesn't make much sense in this quickly evolving world of changes.
Since 'change' is inevitable, the best way to accommodate change is Kaizen. So this way of freezing leads to a non-pro Kaizen.
Your counter arguments are welcome anyway :-).

Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India

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