Design of Experiments using Minitab: Basics, Plackett-Burman, Full/Fractional Factorial, Response Surface (CCD) Designs

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Welcome to "Design and Analysis of Experiments (DoE)"

Join us in exploring the systematic approach of Design and Analysis of Experiments, a comprehensive course designed to advance your understanding from the basics to the intermediate level. This course employs straightforward case studies like coffee tasting and catapult experiments to focus sharply on core DoE concepts, making it accessible to learners from various sectors.

What is Design of Experiments?

Design of Experiments (DoE) is a systematic method to determine the relationship between factors affecting a process and the output of that process. In other words, it helps you understand input and output relationships, making it possible to predict the outcomes of changes to the inputs.

What Will You Learn?

This course offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to cover all aspects of DoE. Here’s what you will learn:

  1. Fundamentals of DoE:
    • Understand the basic principles of experimental design.
    • Learn about dependent and independent variables, factors, levels, and treatments.
  2. Types of Experimental Designs:
    • Explore various types of experimental designs including Screening (Plackett-Burman), Modelling (Full, Fractional Factorial, and Split Plot Designs), and Optimizing (Central Composite Design) Designs.
  3. Data Analysis Techniques:
    • Gain proficiency in analyzing experimental data using statistical methods.
    • Learn about ANOVA, regression analysis, and other techniques to interpret experimental results.
  4. Software Applications:
    • Learn to use software tools such as Minitab and Microsoft Excel for designing experiments and analyzing data.
    • Understand the advantages and limitations of different software applications.
  5. Practical Applications and Case Studies:
    • Apply DoE concepts through real-world examples and case studies.
    • Develop practical skills by working on hands-on projects that simulate actual industrial scenarios.
  6. Advanced Topics in DoE:
    • Delve into advanced topics such as blocking, analysis of covariance, replication, confounding, and design resolutions.
    • Understand the application of these concepts in complex experimental setups.

Course Structure

This course is structured into detailed video lectures, comprehensive readings, and interactive quizzes that build sequentially to deepen your understanding of each topic.

Topics Covered

  • Section 1: Basics of Design of Experiments
    • Introduction to common DoE terminology.
    • Detailed exploration of factorial and partial factorial designs, illustrated through a coffee tasting study.
    • Examination of process variation using the catapult experiment.
    • In-depth discussions on Blocking, Analysis of Covariance, Replication, Confounding, and Design Resolutions.
  • Section 2: ANOVA and Regression
    • A thorough review of these critical statistical tools, equipping you to analyze and interpret experimental data.
  • Section 3: Screening, Modelling, and Optimizing
    • Screening: Techniques like Plackett-Burman Design for reducing the number of factors.
    • Modelling: Application of full factorial, fractional factorial, and Split Plot Designs.
    • Optimizing: Process optimization using Central Composite Design (CCD).

Who is This Course on DoE Suitable For?

This course is designed for a diverse audience, including but not limited to:

  • Quality Professionals: Individuals responsible for process improvement and quality control.
  • Engineers and Scientists: Professionals involved in product development and research.
  • Manufacturing Professionals: Those looking to optimize production processes and improve product quality.
  • Data Analysts and Statisticians: Individuals seeking to enhance their statistical analysis skills.
  • Students and Academics: Those pursuing studies or research in fields requiring experimental design and analysis.

What Should You Expect?

By the end of this course, participants will have a robust understanding of:

  • The fundamentals and advanced strategies within Design of Experiments.
  • Practical applications of Screening, Modelling, and Optimizing methodologies.
  • Essential statistical knowledge including a detailed refresher on ANOVA and Regression Analysis.
  • Comprehensive skills in managing Blocking, Analysis of Covariance, Replication, Confounding, and Design Resolutions in experimental settings.

Why This Course?

This course stands out for several reasons:

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from an instructor with extensive experience in experimental design and statistical analysis. The insights provided are not just theoretical but are backed by practical knowledge gained through years of experience in the field.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Cover all aspects of DoE, from basic concepts to advanced practices, ensuring a thorough understanding. The curriculum is meticulously designed to provide a step-by-step guide to mastering DoE in any organizational context.
  • Practical Approach: Focus on practical applications and real-world examples to ensure you can apply what you learn in your organization. The course includes case studies and examples from various industries, helping you understand how DoE principles are applied in real-life scenarios.
  • Flexible Learning: Access video lectures, readings, and quizzes at your own pace, fitting your learning into your busy schedule. The course materials are available 24/7, allowing you to learn whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.
  • Recognition and Certification: Earn PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs, and receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost upon course completion. This recognition adds value to your professional credentials and demonstrates your commitment to continuous learning and development.


This course is accredited by the globally recognized The CPD Group (UK), which stands as a testament to the validity and acceptability of our educational offerings. The accreditation ensures that the training you receive meets rigorous standards for content quality and delivery effectiveness, enhancing its value and recognition within the professional community.

Obtain PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs

As part of your professional development, this Design and Analysis of Experiments (DoE) course offers you the opportunity to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Professional Development Credits (PDCs) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Quality Gurus Inc. is proud to be an authorized training partner of PMI (#6034) and a SHRM Recertification Provider.


  • Earn PDUs: This course is approved by PMI and allows you to earn PDUs, which are essential for maintaining your PMI certifications such as PMP, CAPM, and others.
  • Updated PMI Talent Triangle: The PDUs you earn from this course align with the updated PMI Talent Triangle, which now focuses on:
    • Ways of Working: Formerly Technical Project Management, this side emphasizes the technical aspects of managing projects, including methodologies, tools, and techniques.
    • Power Skills: Formerly Leadership, these skills include communication, leadership, negotiation, and emotional intelligence.
    • Business Acumen: Formerly Strategic and Business Management, this side covers the understanding and application of business knowledge, including strategy, innovation, and market dynamics.
  • How to Claim: Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then claim your PDUs by logging into the PMI website and submitting the course details along with your certificate.


  • Earn PDCs: This course is approved by SHRM for Professional Development Credits, which are vital for maintaining your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications.
  • Categories of PDCs: The PDCs you earn will cover various aspects of human resource management, enhancing your skills and knowledge in this domain.
  • How to Claim: After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then submit this certificate through the SHRM certification portal to claim your PDCs.

Digital Certificate from Quality Gurus

  • No Additional Cost: Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost. This certificate serves as a testament to your knowledge and skills in Design and Analysis of Experiments.
  • Recognition: The certificate is recognized by industry professionals and can be showcased on your LinkedIn profile, resume, or professional portfolio.
  • Easy Access: Your digital certificate will be easily accessible and can be downloaded from the Quality Gurus learning platform once you have completed all course requirements.

Call to Action

Are you ready to elevate your understanding of complex processes through the Design and Analysis of Experiments? Enroll today in our comprehensive course and transform your ability to influence quality and outcomes in your projects. Gain practical skills, deep insights, and the theoretical knowledge needed to excel in Quality and Process Improvement.

Enroll now and begin your journey to mastering DoE, equipped with the tools and knowledge to make impactful changes in your professional sphere.

Thank you for considering this course. We are excited to guide you through your learning journey in Design and Analysis of Experiments!

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