A data driven quality strategy for designing products and processes, it is an integral part of a Six Sigma quality initiative. It consists of five interconnected phases: define, measure, analyze, design and verify.
DMADV is a project methodology term, also known as DFSS ("Design For Six Sigma"), features five phases: * Define design goals that are consistent with customer demands and the enterprise strategy. * Measure and identify CTQs (characteristics that are Critical To Quality), product capabilities, production process capability, and risks. * Analyze to develop and design alternatives, create a high-level design and evaluate design capability to select the best design. * Design details, optimize the design, and plan for design verification. This phase may require simulations. * Verify the design, set up pilot runs, implement the production process and hand it over to the process owner(s).