Sample size is the mathematical estimation of the # of population units for a study. Sample size must be adequate to represent the population.

# IDDOV (Identify, Define, Develop/Design, Optimize, Verify/Validate)

Identify Project Charter Define Customer’s needs & requirements Develop / Design Phase TRIZ Pugh Concept selection FMEA Use a QFD Matrix FMEA Failure Mode Effects Analysis Brainstorming Taguchi Robust Design DFX – Design for X Optimize Parameter design Tolerance Design Verify and Validate

# DMADOV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Optimize and Validate)

DMADOV Phase Define The goals customer requirements Measure the opportunity Determine needs and specifications benchmark opportunities Analyze Examine options Determine creative solutions Design Phase Develop a product and process Design experiments to verify design meets customer needs. Optimize Evaluate performance levels and impacts Redesign as necessary Verify Process abilty to meet customer needs deploy the (more…)

Selecting Six Sigma projects is critical for project success. Project selection should be based on objective data and to be quantifiable.

One of the primary tasks in Six Sigma project implementation is to define the appropriate project management metrics.