Design For Six Sigma

Design for Six Sigma training –
developing customer-oriented design.

The Design for Six Sigma training (DFSS) provides a detailed insight into content, procedures and critical success factors in the application of this globally established method. Based on real individual problems and questions, tools and methods can be viewed and transferred. Additional example cases provide the basis of data and information necessary to bring a clear and reproducible common theme into the project work and ensure an efficient application of resources. The training takes company-specific framework conditions and standards (processes, tools, methods etc.) into account and integrates concrete innovation and development projects.

In-house trainings: Design for Six Sigma

Design for Six Sigma is a globally practiced and acknowledged method. It focuses on crucial direct and indirect customer and market requirements, requirement priorities, functional analyses, alternative rough concepts and fine tunings at the product and process level. In addition to that market launches and roll-outs are better prepared with DFSS.

The content of the qualification matches the Six Sigma concept of the American Society for Quality Management (ASQ). Our procedure is characterised by interactivity and experience, meaning the content is developed vividly, motivating and interesting via flipchart technique and purposefully complemented and consolidated through the use of simulations, practices and examples. Answering essential key questions is our priority at all times and thus provides the framework for the organisation and execution of the training. Both the training and a practice transfer after the training will be certified accordingly.

During the Design for Six Sigma training already established development processes and standards (PDP, tools and methods) as well as other company-specific framework conditions are reflected upon in order to be able to prepare a timely and optimal transfer into the business practice. If required, we will look through relevant project proposals that can already be worked on as part of the schooling. This way you experience first drivers and barriers of the application and collectively reflect upon possible solutions.

Transfer performance

We are convinced that newly learned methods first have to prove themselves in the individual environment of the company. A schooling alone can only be a starting pulse that still needs a direct tailoring to the drivers and barriers of the organisation and its individual strengths and weaknesses. To this end we offer a complementary “transfer day” (5 training days + 1 transfer day) that can be used to prepare an individual selection of topics and perform a tailoring of the process model to the existing structures and framework conditions of the company.

The organisation of the transfer day is agreed upon with the participants in form of a group coaching and exchange of experiences and will collectively be defined time-wise and context-wise near the end of the schooling. This way the participants receive helpful advice for the preparation of upcoming innovation and development projects and are prepared for their upcoming role and responsibilities.

What do our clients say?

“In the training for the Six Sigma Black Belt I had the opportunity to intensively get to know the systematics of Six Sigma for targeted improvement projects and connect them with first-hand experience, tips and suggestions. Due to this knowledge I could apply the different approaches and concepts directly to my daily working life.”
Dr. Janis Diekmann, Innovation manager, Deutsche Bahn RegioNetz Infrastruktur GmbH

“KEY VALUES knows what matters! In my opinion, the Black Belt training at KEY VALUES clearly stands out from many other training courses. Pragmatism, comprehensibility and a good learning atmosphere convinced me. The trainer conveyed the many contents to the point and explained them with practical examples. I consider the tool and mindset of Lean Six Sigma to be a great tool for improving and controlling processes in personnel administration”.
Patrick Baxmann, Leiter HR-Service & Digitalisierung, Lidl Stiftung Co.KG

What will you take away?

Acceptance, trust and motivation for a method belong to our main goals – to achieve these objectives we use a didactic mix of educational conversations, group work, simulations and practices.

The key points of the Design for Six Sigma training in a nutshell:

  • A high degree of interactivity and experience
  • Establishment of acceptance, trust and motivation for DSFF as central objective
  • Consideration of company-specific framework conditions and standards (processes, tools, methods etc.)
  • Integration of concrete innovation and development projects
  • Certification of training and practice transfer
  • Implementation of a complemental transfer day to consolidate the method in your company and eliminate barriers and pitfalls (5 training days + 1 transfer day)
  • Utilisation of overarching software tools for the topics of data analysis, process simulation, trend analysis, technology scouting and patent analysis
  • Exchange of experience with industry/teaching representatives
  • Connection to innovation networks


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