Define, measure, analyze, improve, and control with our DMAIC template

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DMAIC template

Fill out this interactive six sigma template to smooth out every existing processand set strong structures.

Produce problem-free projects

Tackle issues efficiently and effectively with a customizable DMAIC lean six sigma tool.

Structure your solutions: Simplify complex conundrums with strictly-defined guidelines.

Streamline your comms: Improve team- and organization-wide communication to guarantee alignment.

Stay on topic: Resolve the right issue the right way by defining and measuring the problem at hand.

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With DMAIC, you’ll be A-OK

No problem is too mighty for you and your squad to solve. Start with a tried-and-true DMAIC process example from FigJam, then tailor it to your needs with branded content and time-saving widgets including Lil Notes, Alignment Scale, and Timeline.

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DMAIC (which is pronounced “duh-may-ic”) is an acronym that stands for:

Define – Identify and explain the problem you’re trying to solve.

Measure – Quantify the issue as best you can.

Analyze – Dig deeper into the cause of the problem.

Improve – Work to solve the root cause of the issue.

Control – Continue monitoring to ensure your adjustments are sufficient.

A DMAIC example template takes the five directives of the acronym (define, measure, analyze, improve, and control) and turns them into a fill-in-the-blanks graphic. By following DMAIC examples, you can work toward solving inefficiencies in a system—even if you’re not 100% sure what the problem is.

As a problem-solving method geared toward quality control, the six sigma DMAIC approach can be used when you have an existing process that you want to streamline. DMAIC encourages you to work methodically through a process rather than jump into fix-it mode right away.

To see DMAIC project examples up close, download the template from FigJam and start locating and eliminating those pesky problems.

We can define the lean six sigma process by breaking its title into two parts.

The “lean” part refers to reducing waste—in other words, eliminating potential problems by streamlining a system as much as possible.

The “six sigma” part brings statistics and bell curves into the mix. In statistics, the Greek letter sigma refers to one standard deviation from the mean. If you have six sigmas, the chance of something deviating from the mean (here, causing an issue) becomes infinitesimally small.

Put it all together, and you have a process that helps you reduce errors and increase efficiency.

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