Q: As a project manager, you use the DMAIC framework and are currently applying the Analyze step. What is involved in this step?
Q: You are now using the Analyze phase of the DMAIC methodology as a project manager. What steps does this process involve?
- Define the business problem, goals and resources
- Monitor any updated processes established
- Identify the root cause of a problem and better understand the impact
- Implement a reasonable solution to an identified problem
Explanation: The “Analyze” stage in the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) architecture entails determining the underlying source of an issue and gaining a deeper comprehension of the effect it has. Project managers and teams make use of a wide variety of analytical tools and procedures during this phase to analyze the data that was gathered during the previous phases (Define and Measure stages). The purpose of this endeavor is to get a more in-depth understanding of the components that are contributing to the issue and to ascertain the correlations that exist between the various variables.