Design for Six Sigma Black Belt

Become an expert in developing products and processes that meet Six Sigma levels of quality with our online Design for Black Belt course.

Build a better way to work — Earn a Certificate in Design for Six Sigma

Excellence in product design requires an organized and purposeful approach driven by empathy for customer needs and informed by data. MoreSteam's Product Design Excellence Black Belt course incorporates several design disciplines' best methods and practices, including Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Design for Lean Six Sigma, and Agile Software Development. The MoreSteam approach to product design combines advanced statistics, including designing and analyzing of experiments (DOE).

Our Product Design Excellence Black Belt course is perfect for engineers, programmers, or product designers that want to learn how to develop and design new products within their organization. In this course, you will learn how to apply the Define > Concept > Design > Optimize > Validate (DCDOV) roadmap of critical questions to guide your design activities and master all of the tools necessary to answer those critical questions.

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Time to Complete
66 hours

Design for Six Sigma Black Belt Curriculum


4 Hrs

  1. What is Design Excellence?
  1. Better Aim Through Design
  1. Closing the Gap
  1. DCDOV - The Design Roadmap
  1. DCDOV and DMAIC
  1. Cost-Efficient Innovation: Embracing Iterative and Experiential design


6 Hrs

  1. Obtaining the Voice of the Customer
  1. Understanding the Customer Requirements
  1. Market Segmentation
  1. Conducting Surveys
  1. Voice of the Customer, Business, and Government
  1. Where to Go For Customer Requirements
  1. Voice of the Customer as Specifications


5 Hrs

  1. The Core Principles of DFSS
  1. Choosing Effective Metrics for Design Projects
  1. Structured Brainstorming
  1. Beyond Customer Requirements
  1. Encouraging the Creative Process
  1. Narrowing Down the List of Ideas


6 Hrs

  1. Design Development
  1. Basic Reliability Calculations
  1. Correlation and Regression Analysis
  1. QFD: Building the 3rd House
  1. Error-proofing
  1. Product and Process Reliability


34 Hrs

  1. Introduction to Design of Experiments
  1. Selecting the Right Design
  1. Faster Deliveries Through Experimentation
  1. Beyond One-Factor Experiments
  1. Designing Experiments to Sell More Coffee
  1. Advanced DOE Subjects

Optimize & Verify

11 Hrs

  1. Introduction to Discrete Event Simulation
  1. From Process Diagram to Process Model
  1. Predicting Process Performance with Simulation
  1. The Process Control Plan
  1. Achieving Reliability Through Testing
  1. Piloting a Design

Not Your Traditional Design for Six Sigma Course

The Design Black Belt course offers a broader scope than Design for Six Sigma. It heavily emphasizes experimentation and iterative design through physical and virtual prototyping. This design curriculum leans heavily on Process Playground, a virtual simulation tool that supports learners in “building to to think” with dynamic process models. Learners can experiment with and stress-test virtual twins of their processes in a low-cost, low-stakes environment that is, nonetheless, high-fidelity. Most importantly, this design course prioritizes thoughtfully designing processes and products that anticipate, meet, and exceed customer needs - a goal that extends well beyond achieving a specific Sigma Level.

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Included in this Course

66 hours of practice-based training
Access to materials for 365 days, allowing you to work at your own, self-guided pace
Lesson audio, blackboard videos, formula walk-throughs, interactive exercises, and industry case studies
Course tools to track your progress, highlight the material, take notes, and bookmark lessons for review
Access to Process Playground™, MoreSteam's online discrete simulation tool
Lessons developed by industry leaders with 20+ years of experience delivering Lean Six Sigma training

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(Plus applicable sales tax)

What's Included

  1. 66 hours of training with the flexibility to choose between reading or listening
  1. Assistance from instructors regarding content-related inquiries
  1. An in-depth walk-through of Process Playground, a process modeling tool used to develop and stress-test process designs
  1. Industry-focused options: manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and service sectors.
  1. Customization options available for an additional cost
  1. An in-application feature for taking notes and highlighting the material
  1. Includes access to EngineRoom® Data Analysis Software for one year

An excellent vehicle for learning and applying the principles of Design for Six Sigma, process and product.

James B.

This was a really fun way to learn. The materials will be a great reference. The tools are wonderful.

Nancy T.

SMDC Health System

MoreSteam has done an outstanding job of making the "DFSS for Process" training a meaningful experience. They clearly understand how to deliver quality training because they recognize that requires both excellent material and knowledge of the delivery medium.

Chad J.

TRW Automotive

I found this course to be very up-to-date in its thinking, and it has a very high relevance of reference material.

Jim H.

Tecnotree Limited

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