Expand your capability to lead product and service design projects.

For Black Belts who want to be able to lead design as well as process improvement projects, this course provides a grounding in the principles and methodology that underpin Design for Six Sigma.

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Delegates must already hold a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification

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Delegates will learn how to

As a result of attending this course delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the phases and key tools in the project-based approach to product/service and process design
  • Guide a team in the use of advanced techniques to translate customer requirements into design requirements, functions and parameters
  • Understand the phases of development and some of the key tools used in each phase of development
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  • Introduction to Design for Six Sigma and Quality Function Deployment
  • Identifying customers and prioritising their requirements
  • Competitive comparisons
  • Identifying and prioritising critical to quality characteristics
  • Establishing performance goals
  • Competitive comparisons and benchmarks
  • Identifying and prioritising product/service functions
  • Identifying and prioritising design parameters
  • Concept generation principles and key methods
  • Designing the process
  • Identifying and prioritising process parameters
  • Planning for deployment
  • Control and reaction plans
  • Overview of implement, standardise and review
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How do QA’s virtual classroom courses work?

Our virtual classroom courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training, without leaving your home or office. Our learning professionals are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on exercises wherever they are.

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How do QA’s online courses work?

QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

When will I receive my joining instructions?

Joining instructions for QA courses are sent two weeks prior to the course start date, or immediately if the booking is confirmed within this timeframe. For course bookings made via QA but delivered by a third-party supplier, joining instructions are sent to attendees prior to the training course, but timescales vary depending on each supplier’s terms. Read more FAQs.

When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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