Always! We mainly use the FMEA in the Improve Phase of DMAIC projects. It’s important as you point out, to evaluate the risks the new process steps might present.
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When defining the process using DMAIC, what would you do if no one can agree on what the process actually is?
Process Walks are the best tool to get everyone to agree on what the current state of the process is.
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