An Instructor of the Designing Products and Processes Using Six Sigma (DPPSS) takes a hands-on, problem-solving approach to data analysis, providing participants with a toolkit of analysis methods and leveraging industry best practices such as Six Sigma and Goal-Driven Software Measurement.
As an SEI-Certified DPPSS Instructor, you’ll reap the rewards of professional recognition through certification, and you’ll add value to your organization. DPPSS Instructors contribute standard practices to organizations by teaching others to
Technical and Measurement Experience
Verifiable attendance of an authorized delivery of the Improving Process Performance Using Six Sigma (IPPSS) course from the SEI or an authorized SEI Partner is required.
Register and attend an authorized delivery of the Designing Products and Processes Using Six Sigma (DPPSS) from the SEI or an authorized SEI Partner.
Complete the application to become an SEI-Certified Instructor for DPPSS.Your application package must include the following:
During this course, you must be able to demonstrate competency in all performance objectives associated with the course. In particular, you should be prepared to deliver any of the modules from the DPPSS course and to analyze and provide feedback to solutions of the course exercises. The leaders of the instructor training course will evaluate your performance using a checklist of expected competencies.
If your performance in the instructor training course is deficient, the SEI will either (at the SEI’s sole discretion) (1) recommend appropriate remedial activities that must be completed to continue with the qualification process, or (2) disqualify the candidate with no opportunity for remediation.
Note: A candidate successfully completes the instructor training course for the DPPSS course after demonstrating competency in all performance objectives associated with the course and at the conclusion of formal instructor training or at the satisfactory completion of any required remedial course work for that course.
You must complete a performance assessment within 12 months of your successful completion of the instructor training course for the DPPSS course. For the performance assessment, SEI staff members will observe your live delivery of a course. You must be able to demonstrate competency in all performance objectives associated with the course delivery. The SEI will use a checklist of competencies to rate your performance.
Note: The observer will provide the candidate with feedback at the conclusion of the observation. The SEI will notify the candidate of certification evaluation status as an instructor for the DPPSS course and furnish a diploma when certified. For observations that are unsatisfactory, the SEI will provide the candidate with feedback and, if necessary, steps for remediation. Any additional SEI support for remedial work will be billed at the SEI Partner’s expense.
The SEI will observe up to two candidates per offering, provided that the SEI is informed prior to the offering. The candidate’s sponsoring SEI Partner determines the location of the course offering and reimburses the SEI for daily effort and actual travel expenses when the SEI performs the observation.
If steps #1-6 are performed satisfactorily, then certification is granted by the SEI. You will be notified of the results of your performance assessment within 3-4 weeks. SEI-Certified DPPSS Instructors will receive a certification diploma.