Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) Green Belt Training with Certification

We are offering this worldwide recognized method for improving products and processes now exclusively under inclusion of our pragmatic Failure Mode Avoidance approach. You will be introduced to the methodology by experienced DfSS Master Black Belts supported by training material in English or, alternatively, German. The seminar will have a practical orientation, will be conducted in small groups and the participants will be coached to achieve certification.

Target Audience

Persons keen to develop innovative, robust products or processes in an efficient way, especially:

Aimed at participants from all industry sectors (e.g. renewable energy, aerospace, consumer products, electronics, medical devices etc.) of small & medium-sized businesses and global enterprises developing products and/or processes.


Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) is a preventive method to systematically develop new products or processes and to ensure that customer wants and needs are consequently converted into failure-free products (Six Sigma for Design). DfSS supports the product development process combining various tools to an algorithm and therefore to a more efficient development cycle.

The DfSS method focuses on customer requirements and customer satisfaction, ensuring that newly introduced products are well received by customers. DfSS is used to fully understand and optimize the functional behavior of products with the help of mathematical transfer functions. Traditionally, a deterministic method is applied with safety factors. In contrast to that, DfSS uses a stochastic approach to make products robust under usage conditions.

The application of this method in particular yields unique product/process concepts, avoidance of recalls and damage to the corporate image, a reduction of warranty and courtesy costs, an increase of customer satisfaction, less re-releases, as well as shorter development times.

DfSS Green Belt

DfSS Green Belts are trained method experts, who conduct small DfSS-projects in product or process development on their own. The focus is on the systematic application of DfSS tools to avoid failures and to optimize products and/or processes in combination with the respective development tools. Mostly, DfSS Green Belt projects are part of a larger DfSS Black Belt project.

Objectives & Benefits

After a successful participation in the seminar the participants will have acquired the following skills:


The DfSS methodology consists of a unique, structured combination of logically linked tools, which can efficiently be applied according to the IDDOV model. Additionally, all tools of the pragmatic Failure Mode Avoidance method are integrated:

  • Introduction to DfSS,
  • VOC & Survey Design,
  • Kano Model & Survey,
  • Quality Function Deployment
    House of Quality (QFD),
  • Basic Statistics,
  • Measurement System Analysis (Var. & Att. Data),
  • Process Capability (Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk),
  • Confidence Intervals,
  • Analysis of Variance (ANoVA),
  • Introduction to TRIZ,
  • Pugh’s Concept Selection,
  • Weighted Decision Matrix,
  • Axiomatic Design,
  • Boundary Diagram,
  • Function Definition,
  • Part-to-Function Matrix,
  • Function-driven Design FMEA,
  • Value Analysis (VA/VE),
  • Parameter Diagram,
  • Design VMEA,
  • Enhanced Robustness Checklist,
  • Classical Robust Design,
  • Correlation & Regression,
  • Design of Experiments (Full Factorial),
  • Design Scorecard,
  • Statistical Tolerancing,
  • Process FMEA,
  • Development of Control Plans,
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC),
  • Introduction to Design for Reliability.


In this intensive seminar the participants will be introduced to the DfSS method and learn the tools necessary for application. The method will be practiced in groups by applying typical tools to a case study that runs across the training. Subsequent to the seminar it is planned that the participants complete a project using the DfSS method.

The selection of an appropriate project can be supported by an experienced trainer as Master Black Belt. As we consider it absolutely necessary to apply the acquired skills to a project as soon as possible, coaching is an important element for a successful completion of a DfSS project. We recognize this need of professional support after the seminar and offer individual coaching via email and phone to every participant.


The participant will get a confirmation of attendance after completing the seminar and passing the exam on the last day (Session 2). The test will be a written multiple choice test and takes two hours for all participants.

After passing the DfSS Green Belt exam and the successful completion of the project the participant will receive the “Design for Six Sigma GREEN BELT CERTIFICATE”.

Innovensys has developed a demanding standard for the certification of the “Design for Six Sigma GREEN BELT”, which is comparable to the “Certified Six Sigma Green Belt” (CSSGB) of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).


At least one year of experience in the area of product development, basic mathematical knowledge.

Dates (Seminar no.)

Training Duration

10 days in two sessions, including exam:

Training Location

Cologne/Dusseldorf area in a renowned conference hotel with excellent service.
Individual locations or division of the training into shorter sessions may be requested for in-house trainings.

Number of participants

Training will be conducted in small groups of max 8 participants to increase knowledge transfer and ensure individual support.


Mr. Dipl. Ing. Bert van de Lindeloof MSc.
Six Sigma & DfSS Master Black Belt

Attendance Fee

4.850, - € per participant (plus VAT) including exam fee. You will receive an invoice of Innovensys with a confirmation of course registration. Payment of the fee prior to the start of the training is obligatory.

If two or more participants of the same organization visit the seminar, we allow a 10 % discount from the second participant onward.

Scope of Supply and Services

Software Equipment

Each participant needs a laptop with the following software:



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