Course information

  • Eindhoven
  • 4 modules of 3 days
  • 22-24/05, 19-21/06, 04-06/09, 02-04/10


The investment is €6.950,- (ex. VAT) per participant. Included are 12 training days, comprehensive course materials, project support during the training days, lunch and refreshments. In addition, four times free participation in the six sigma User Group.  

Excluding costs for the optional exam training, the theoretical exam and the evaluation of the two projects that are required for the BB certification. 

About the HI-PP4 Black Belt Design for Six Sigma course.

You will be trained to be a professional Black Belt and you can take the lead within projects and implement them according to the DfSS methodology. 

The focus on customer demand and the proactive way of collecting and evaluating data leads to better products and an up-to-date development process for your organization. This has a significant impact on product design, quality, reliability, operating results and customer satisfaction. 

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With this course you’ll learn:

  • The Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) methodology
  • To reach an effective risk management process (FMEA) including risk mitigation 
  • Creative techniques (TRIZ), preparation of experiments (DOEs), measurement system evaluations (GR&R) and reliability engineering methods

Teaching professionals.

Marcel Logger

Marcel Logger

Competence Lead Six Sigma & Master Black Belt
Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma with a background in manufacturing, service, and logistics.
Theo de Goede

Theo de Goede

Sr. Project Manager & Master Black Belt
Theo is an experienced and passionate Master Black Belt in Six Sigma, with a specialization in managing product development and process improvement projects. His skills can be applied in all technical and business situations where management and improvement of (product design) processes is a common factor. Final goal; a design or production process that meets customer needs.

Course: Black Belt Design for Six Sigma.

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The Black Belt Design for Six Sigma course enables you to further translate customer wishes through the Design for Six Sigma methodology.  

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At a time of increasing pressure on Time-to-Market this unique Black Belt Design for six sigma course provides you with the right resources to successfully address challenges in development of new products, services and processes and to implement and embed this method into your organization. 

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What you’ll learn.

Block 1 - day 1/3

Complete overview and application in practice in 4 blocks

  • Introduction, with Design for Six Sigma
  • DfSS project definition, business case 
  • DfSS requirements, voice of the customer 
  • Basic statistics, introduction Minitab

Block 2 – day 4/6

Complete overview and application in practice in 4 blocks

  • Requirements and CTQ (Critical to Quality) flowdown
  • Methodical design
  • Lean, process mapping, risk management, FMEA, problem solving
  • Process capability, DPMO, non-normal data Block

Block 3 - day 7/8

Complete overview and application in practice in 4 blocks

  • TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving)
  • Data Analysis 1: hypothesis testing
  • Data Analysis 2: regression analysis, non-parametric testing
  • Design of Experiments 1

Block 4 – day 10/12

Complete overview and application in practice in 4 blocks

  • Design of Experiments 2
  • Robust design & tolerancing
  • Design for Reliability and application of DfSS tools  
  • Linking tools to DIDOV and DMAIC methodologies, closure

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For whom

The course aims at professionals who execute projects for the development of new products, services and processes. Affinity with fact based decision-making supported by statistics and personal involvement in projects is preferred. The training is suitable for professionals on Academic or HBO level, or an adequate level of knowledge gained by experience. To follow this course you don't have to be a certified Green Belt.


You will receive proof of participation.

The training is a good preparation for the certification programs of the Holland Innovative Academy: 

  • Two variants: Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma
  • Two degrees: green belt and black belt
  • Two exam components: theory exam and practical component (1 or 2 successful projects) 

To obtain the certificate, candidates need to demonstrate they control the Green Belt or Black Belt level of the learning objectives specified in the six sigma curriculum. This is tested through a theoretical exam. In addition candidates need to submit one (Green Belt) or two (Black Belt) successful projects, demonstrating that they can apply the Six Sigma way of working effectively. 

Alternative certification options are the UvA and IASSC programs. 

Location & Dates


Eindhoven – High Tech Campus 29  

Dates 2023 Eindhoven

Block 1: 22-24 May

Block 2: 19-21 June

Block 3: 4-6 September

Block 4: 2-4 October

Group size

A maximum of 10 participants 

Exam Dates

Exam dates 2023

March 21 (Start 9:00)

June 20 (Start 9:00)

November 14 (Start 9:00)

Exams are held both in Eindhoven as well as Enschede.