VDA DFSS - Design for Six Sigma - Black Belt Automotive


The qualification for VDA DFSS Black Belt Automotive enables participants to manage their own design and development projects independently. They are supported by the DFSS Green Belt(s). They manage projects themselves or coach the project manager in the targeted, consequent and co-ordinated use of methods and tools.



  • VDA DFSS automotive basics
  • Project management
  • Determination of customer requirements – QFD
  • Determine functional requirements – QFD
  • Concept development
  • Assessment and selection of concepts
  • Determination of functional correlations, parameter diagramme
  • Risk assessments FMEA / DRBFM
  • Prioritisation and determination of critical parameters – QFD
  • Analysis methods, measurement system analysis
  • DoE (Design of Experiments), fractionally factorial, test plans
  • Dayuchi experiment plans
  • Tolerance processes
  • TRIZ – Theory of inventive problem solving
  • Creativity techniques
  • Presentation techniques
  • Dealing with conflict situations
  • Change management basics

Prerequisites for participation

At least two years’ professional experience in design and development, in related areas or in quality management in the automotive industry with VDA DFSS Green Belt Automotive qualification, project suggestion from one’s own or from a commissioned organisation.

For participants with Six Sigma Black Belt qualification, a shortened training option is available (see DELTA II).

Target audience

Designers and developers, project personnel, project managers, specialists from design and development and related areas, quality management, with the qualification VDA DFSS Green Belt Automotive

Qualification Certificate

After completing the qualification with successful tests and after passing the written exam, you will receive a VDA certificate of qualification.

For the certification to VDA DFSS Black Belt Automotive, the completion of a project from one’s own or from a commissioned organisation is necessary. This project is presented in a final presentation. For this purpose, the final project report must be handed in in advance and positively reviewed.

After the successful final presentation and after passing the oral exam, you will receive a VDA certificate with registered numbering, the VDA DFSS Black Belt Automotive Card and the respective VDA QMC database entry. For the card, we need a digital passport photo in JPEG format in advance.


11 days, with interruption

Important Advice

For the mathematical-statistical calculations, the tool minitab is used. The VDA QMC on site provides computers with minitab during the training course.


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