Errors and failures in the development of products often cost dear for many companies in downstream processes such as production, sales and service. In order to develop the innovative power in the magic triangle of quality, cost and time efficiently, it is therefore increasingly important to incorporate the SIX SIGMA idea into development processes in a structured manner. This has become known as Design for SIX SIGMA (DFSS). DFSS - It aims to develop robust processes, products and technologies. DFSS starts in the early development phase and simultaneously optimizes the four dimensions of time, costs, capital and quality with its preventive methods.

DFSS is used to design or redesign a product or service. The expected process sigma level for a DFSS product or service is at least 4.5 (no more than about 1 error per 1000 possibilities), but can be up to 6 sigma or higher, depending on the product. A product or service with such a low level of error requires that customer expectations and needs (CTQs) be fully understood before a product or service can be completed and implemented.

A popular Design for Six Sigma method is the IDOV.
The four phases of the IDOV are defined as follows:

  • Identify: Defining the project goals, and customer requests (internal and external)
  • Design: (detailed) the process to reach customer needs
  • Optimize: Optimizes the product
  • Verify: Ensuring design performance and ability to meet customer needs


Executives, Developers, Marketing, Project Managers and Quality Managers, Entrepreneurs, People in Process, Product and Enterprise Development, Patent Engineers


  • Methodology: slides, discussion, group work, various practice and fall games
  • Qualification:The participants receive a qualification certificate from Six Sigma Deutschland GmbH.
    The content of the qualification complies with the Six Sigma concept of the American Society for Quality Management ASQ.
  • Participation fee: On request
    The price includes training materials and refreshments
  • Prerequisite: basic mathematical knowledge, PC experience, enjoyment of applied statistics
  • Invoicing / participation: You will receive an invoice from Six Sigma Deutschland GmbH with the registration confirmation.
  • Seminar documents: Extensive training documents in paper form and as PDF files. For the training it is necessary that the participants have a computer or laptop.
1. Block

Green Belt

2. Block

Black Belt

If you have any questions, or would like to request a non-binding offer, please feel free to contact us.

Course-Content DFSS

Goals of Design for Six Sigma Training

  • Expand understanding of the enterprise system and process management
  • Overview Six Sigma deployment
  • Ability to use Design for Six Sigma with the mentioned tools in their own company
  • Practice Practical Use of Tools (Creativity, VOC, QFD, FMEA, Tolerance Design, Design of Experiments (DOE) and Simulations)
  • Develop an overview of planning systems, product and process development
  • Overview and insight into creativity methods; Use of selected methods
  • Voice of customer (VOC) and Kano model
  • Defining and structuring customer needs
  • Defining the product and process components
  • Construction and evaluation
  • Risk management with FMEA
  • Definition of projects and project management
  • Requirements and procedure for the use of DFSS in the company

DFSS Green Belt Training

  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma and DFSS
  • Strategic Management (Alignment)
  • project selection
  • Voice of Business
  • Voice of Customer
  • Voice - benchmarking customer view
  • Conjoint analysis
  • Introduction to TRIZ
  • VOP resource analysis
  • exercise: Resources "TITANIC"
  • systems analysis
  • functional analysis
  • evolution laws
  • Cost and value analysis
  • Benchmarking products
  • Development order, inquiry
  • QFD introduction
  • QFD exercise
  • Introduction creativity
  • exercise: generate ideas
  • Select ideas
  • Develop concepts

DFSS Black Belt Training

  • Concepts of participants
  • Concept selection Pugh Design
  • complexity analysis
  • Selection of the best design
  • Exercise on QFD Level 2
  • Design Score Card
  • Optimization of the product design
  • Statistical tools application
  • DOE in development
  • Introduction to statistical tolerance
  • QFD Level 3
  • process design
  • QFD Level 4
  • Transfer function processes
  • Robustness
  • Test planning and control plan
  • Reliability
  • lifetime evaluation
  • Verify process capability
  • Statistical process regulation
  • Series transition, release
  • Design Review, verification

For Early Birds


Early bird discount
for bookings up to two months before the course starts


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