About this workshop

Innovation is part of your organizational DNA.  Your R&D and new product or process development needs a productivity boost and digitalized from day one.  The new Design for Digital Lean Sigma™ certification provides your innovation personnel with state-of-the-art tools for the design of new products and services and their digitalization.  Design for Digital Lean Sigma™ helps companies meet and exceed industry benchmarks by applying Digital Lean Sigma™ tools and Digital Transformation to the process of new product development and portfolio management. The Design for Digital Lean Sigma™ course leads participants through the process of producing breakthrough improvements in both delighting customers and reducing costs by designing customer-centric elements and digitalization into the design process. DFDLS is a full one-week classroom training. 

Course objectives

  • Develop the ability to capture internal and external customer’s needs, both stated and unstated. 
  • Develop the ability to translate the Voice of Customer (VoC) into critical to quality characteristics (CTQ’s) 
  • Develop capability of organizing a development team  
  • Develop skills for scaling up a product and instituting digital controls 

Skills gained

  • Add value to customer interactions by extracting unstated requirements  
  • Reduce time to market  
  • Avoid setbacks due to requirements that were not anticipated  
  • Provide a structure for managing development projects  
  • Develop product and process digital twins for simulation and optimization 
  • Learn about development traps without experiencing them firsthand  
  • Improve communication between marketing, development, and manufacturing  

Course outline

  • Overview of Digital Lean Sigma™ 
  • DMAIC Methodology Overview 
  • Project Management 
  • Developing a Business Case 
  • Gathering Voice of the Customer, Support for Project 
  • Translating Customer Needs into Specific Requirements (CTQs) 
  • Expected Value analysis 
  • Producing a Digital Twin for Products and Processes 
  • Simple Simulation Techniques 
  • Design for manufacturability 
  • Quality Function Deployment (House of Quality) 
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) 
  • Piloting Your Solution 
  • Implementation Planning 
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Digital Controls Overview 
  • Developing a Digital Process Control Plan 
  • Handing off to Manufacturing and implementation of Digital Controls 
  • Case studies and examples are used to allow participants to experience real development situations 


  • Certified Green Belt  
  • High school understanding of statistic 

Who should attend

Typically offered to R&D and new product/ process development personnelR&D Engineers, Process Engineers, Design Engineers, IT Engineers, R&D Managers, Senior R&D Managers and others related to New Product and Process Development. 

What you’ll walk away with 

  • Skills to make the Digital Lean Sigma a part of day to day duties, 
  • Tools to optimize products, processes and performance and functional handovers 
  • Tools to prioritize tasks that are aligned with business strategy, 
  • Tools to assess the right items to work on and type of data to be collected 
  • Tools to identify and prioritize areas of business for automation and digital transformation. 

Organizational Benefits 

  • Helps the BBs execute strategy for maximum gain and lowest costacross all functional areas 
  • Develops the BB to be an excellent change manager, project leaderand transformation leader 
  • The Organization benefits with lowest cost successful transformation projects 
  • Enables cross-functional and senior management to be fully aligned with the strategy and business vision 

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