Analyze is the third step in the DMAIC improvement model. It utilizes data captured during the Measure stage

Activity undertaken in the Analyze step helps

• Capture possible causes of the problem
• Verify the root causes of the problem
• Prioritize the problems found

There are a variety of tools that can be used during this step such as value add analysis and failure modes and effects analysis , analysis of any value stream maps produced.

Through analysis the gap between current and future goals should be established, both procedurally and financially.
By the end of this stage, data and processes should be analyzed, the process problems and their root causes understood, and gap between current and future state been established.

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