The DMAIC cycle is a systematic approach to solving problems and improving existing processes. DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyse, Improveand Control.
The DMAIC cycle isn’t necessarily linear. You could well find yourself movingback and forth, especially to the Measure and Define phases, as you find more information or suspect a particular root cause but need more evidence.
Designing New Processes with DMADV. DMADV stands for Define, Measure, Analyse, Design and Verify, and is a framework for designing new products, services or processes. You can also use DMADV when an existing process is so badly broken that it’s beyond repair.