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How long does the entire DMAIC process usually take?

The length of a DMAIC project depends upon the complexity of the project. I’ll include a screenshot of the time per phase suggested for a typical 4-month project. As you can see, each phase consists of 3 weeks, except for Analyze, which has 4. These timings are always flexible since real projects don’t always conform…
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When process mapping, should I include validation by the employees to size the staff of a function?

You can definitely add the number of employees who are available perform a particular function and you can also assess the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Labor Requirements. There are lots of potential metrics (productivity, distance walked, etc.) that could be included. If you’re interested in more guidance I’d definitely recommend the book referenced in the…
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How often do you validate the data in a Swimlane Map?

It depends on the process. At a basic level, you would get baseline data for the “As Is” map and then you would measure again once the “To Be” process has been implemented. After that, you would decide which process measures to keep monitoring based on where you found the root causes and what would…
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