Introduction to Project Management (PM) & Design for six Sigma (DFSS)

Organized by GBS Education Committee and Joint Societies Chapter

SATURDAY JUNE 30TH, 2018 10:00AM- 2:30 PM


PRESENTATION: Workshop Overview

This workshop is an introduction to the Project Management and DFSS processes. It is intended for engineers, technical leads, project leaders, and functional managers who want to practice the fundamentals of PM and DFSS to help themselves and their groups accomplish their endeavors. Participants will learn basic PM techniques and the fundamentals of the DFSS process in order to make well-reasoned decision in their personal or professional projects, and most importantly, how to apply them in real life without excessive paperwork or overhead!

Workshop Content

Part I: Introduction to Project Management

  • Introduction: Definition of a Project and Typical phases of a project

  • Starting and Planning a Project: Defining scope and requirements, Project risks, Scheduling and estimating, Creating milestones

  • Managing the Project: Tracking deliverables, meetings, design reviews, and risk management

  • Running Meetings: Planning Meetings, Meeting Roles and Responsibilities, and Design/Document Reviews

  • Closing the Project: Ensure adequate hand-offs to all groups and Conduct a lessons-learned meeting

Part II: Introduction to Design for Six sigma (DFSS)

  • Introduction: Definition of DFSS and Typical phases of the DFSS project

  • Identify Phase ( I ): Identify objectives, Develop Project Plan, Form a Team

  • Define Requirements Phase (D): Define Requirements and Translate Requirements into functional measures

  • Develop Concept Phase (D): Identify Design Concept Alternatives, Develop Concepts, Evaluate Concepts, and Select Concept

  • Optimize Phase (O): Optimize the Product/Process Design for Robustness and Optimize Process Quality

  • Verify Phase (O): Verify Product Performance

  • Conclusion


T. Lahdhiri, PhD, PE, PMP, BB-DFSS, SM-IEEE

Dr. Lahdhiri received the degree of MS-EE in Communication Systems in 1990 and the PhD degree in Control Systems in 1995. Dr. Lahdhiri is currently working for General Motors LLC in Warren, Michigan, where he is holding the position of Strategy Leader for Real-Time Control Systems Simulations and Automation within the Global Validation Department.

He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Michigan, licensed Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI), and Master Black Belt DFSS certified by General Motors LLC.

Dr. Lahdhiri is a Senior IEEE member and has been leading several activities within the IEEE organization. Currently, he is the IEEE-USA Vice President of Career Member Services/Professional Activities and IEEE Region 4 (Midwest USA) PACE Chair.

He is selected to be a candidate for Region4 Director during this upcoming Fall 2018 Election.

Dr. Lahdhiri is the recipient of the 2001 IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award, the 2004 IEEE-USA Professional Leadership Award, the 2007 IEEE-USA Citation of Honor Award, and the 2012 IEEE Region 4 Jack Sherman Award.

Contact Dr. T. Lahdhiri:


RESERVATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND: IEEE Students and Unemployed IEEE Members $20, IEEE Members/students $25,

Non-Members   $40 . Reserve by email before Noon June 27h, 2018. SEATS ARE LIMITED

Park only around Delta building students lot.

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