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Design for Six Sigma

Is your organization having product development issues? Are these adversely affecting your business? Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies focus on preventing and removing defects before and during design, resulting in improved business performance and profitability.

Learn how to apply Design for Six Sigma’s DMADV (DEFINE MEASURE-ANALYZE-DESIGN-VERIFY) model to the design or redesign of your products,services, and processes to increase speed to market, reduce cycle time, and improve customer and employee satisfaction. Design projects deliver substantial improvement in the overall organizational performance, particularly in the area of customer satisfaction.

Upcoming Dates and Locations

Virtual seminars run as 1/2-day sessions. In-person classes run as full-day sessions. See the virtual session daily class times.

There are currently no public dates scheduled. All our courses are available to be held at a location of your choice. Please contact us for more information.


  • Understand why Six Sigma is vital to design.
  • Learn about the three strategies: DMAIC, DMADV, and process management.
  • Understand and apply the DMADV model.
  • Translate Voice of the Customer (VOC) data into key quality characteristics (KQCs) using quality function deployment (QFD).
  • Create conceptual designs using creativity tools.
  • Perform risk analyses using FMEA and fault trees.
  • Use propagation of variance and tolerance stacking.
  • Use designed experiments to identify key variables and build predictive models.
  • Analyze designs for reliability and sigma performance.


  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • Defining the project
  • Charters and project plans
  • Change plans
  • Risk analysis
  • Measurement requirements
  • Analyzing and verifying design
  • Creativity tools
  • Designing product
  • Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Tolerance stacking for sums, differences, products, and quotients
  • Propagation of variances for variables that are functions of other variables
  • Reliability statistics

Who Should Attend

This is a fast-moving, interactive, toolkit-based course for Six Sigma design team members who need to understand how to apply the DMADV method. Six Sigma Black Belts and Green Belts who have completed a Six Sigma project are excellent candidates. Attendees should bring a potential design project to work on in class.

In-Person Full-Days: 5
CEUs: 4.0

Public virtual seminars run daily from 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET. Seminars run on Eastern Time unless otherwise noted in the Location field.

Auditor classes that require a final exam start at 11:30 a.m. on the last day to administer the final exam.

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