Define Phase and Strategy

  • Theodore T. AllenEmail author


This chapter focuses on the definition of a project, including the designation of who is responsible for what progress by when. By definition, those applying six sigma methods must answer some or all of these questions in the first phase of their system improvement or new system design projects. Also, according to what may be regarded as a defining principle of six sigma, projects must be cost-justified or they should not be completed. Often in practice, the needed cost justification must be established by the end of the “define” phase.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial and Systems EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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