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Crafted by a seasoned Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with global experience at industry giants like Microsoft and IBM, this poster serves as an invaluable reference, enhancing your proficiency in Product and Process Improvement.
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  1. Provides step-by-step guidance through the DFSS methodology, ensuring clarity and direction in your quality improvement projects.
  2. Serves as a handy reference tool for Six Sigma project teams, facilitating project management and documentation.
  3. Visually demonstrates how to seamlessly blend the IDOV methodology with Design Thinking, making the integration clear and actionable for users.


This product (Design for Six Sigma [IDOV] Poster) is a 7-page PDF document with a supplemental PowerPoint document, which you can download immediately upon purchase.

DFSS, or Design for Six Sigma, represents a powerful approach solely dedicated to achieving superior quality and meeting customer expectations. This systematic methodology, presented in a structured IDOV (Identify, Design, Optimize, and Verify) format, equips organizations with the tools they need to craft superior products, processes, or services that align precisely with customer requirements and quality excellence.

DFSS is an invaluable resource for organizations navigating the ever-evolving landscape where customers demand top-notch quality, swift delivery, and minimal costs. It's not just a design method; it's a transformational engine that introduces fresh roles and practices within your organization, consistently yielding tangible results.

The DFSS Poster serves as your comprehensive guide to the four essential phases of process design and improvement, in line with the DFSS methodology. It simplifies the complex steps of DFSS, making it an indispensable reference for Six Sigma project teams tasked with project management and documentation.

Available in two distinct designs—an engaging color scheme and a polished monochrome version—the poster is provided in both PDF and editable PPTX formats. This flexibility ensures effortless printing on standard A3/A4-sized paper from standard office equipment. Display it prominently at employee workstations or include it in your training materials for easy access.

Furthermore, the DFSS Poster complements your Six Sigma training presentation materials. It serves as a key takeaway and summarization of your process design and improvement training, reinforcing the principles and practices that are vital for achieving design excellence and customer satisfaction.

Blending DFSS with Design Thinking

The IDOV (Identify, Design, Optimize, Verify) methodology of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and the five phases of Design Thinking (Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test) can work harmoniously together to create a comprehensive and user-centered approach to product and process development. Here's how they can be blended in each of the IDOV phases:

1. Identify Phase (IDOV):

Blend with Empathize (Design Thinking): During the "Identify" phase, you can leverage the Design Thinking "Empathize" phase by conducting in-depth user research and interviews to truly understand customer needs, pain points, and desires. This empathetic understanding will inform the identification of project goals and customer requirements more effectively.

2. Design Phase (IDOV):

Blend with Define (Design Thinking): In the "Design" phase, align the IDOV phase with the "Define" phase of Design Thinking. Define the problem statement and project scope clearly based on the insights gained from the empathetic understanding. Use tools like personas, journey mapping, and problem framing to guide your design concepts.

3. Optimize Phase (IDOV):

Blend with Ideate and Prototype (Design Thinking): While optimizing the design in the IDOV phase, integrate the Design Thinking "Ideate" and "Prototype" phases. Encourage creative brainstorming sessions and rapid prototyping to explore innovative solutions and refine the design iteratively.

4. Verify Phase (IDOV):

Blend with Test (Design Thinking): During the "Verify" phase, align with the Design Thinking "Test" phase. Conduct usability testing, user validation, and feedback collection to verify that the optimized design meets customer requirements and expectations. Make necessary adjustments based on user feedback.

Blending IDOV with Design Thinking encourages a more user-centric and iterative approach to product or process development. It helps ensure that customer needs are not only identified but also deeply understood and continuously validated throughout the entire DFSS process. Additionally, it promotes a culture of innovation and collaboration within cross-functional teams.

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Source: Best Practices in Six Sigma Project, Design for Six Sigma PDF: Design for Six Sigma (IDOV) Poster PDF (PDF) Document, Operational Excellence Consulting

Crafted by a seasoned Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with global experience at industry giants like Microsoft and IBM, this poster serves as an invaluable reference, enhancing your proficiency in Product and Process Improvement.
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Operational Excellence Consulting, founded in 2009 by Allan Ung, draws from extensive experience at Microsoft, IBM, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). With over three decades of expertise in strategy deployment, customer experience design, and operational excellence, our mission is clear: empowering global individuals and organizations through Design Thinking and Lean Methodologies. [read more]

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