Design transfer skills matrix template

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With our free design transfer skills matrix template, you will receive a clear overview of the skills that are present in your organization, as well as those that are missing. Using this information, you can develop and implement a plan to ensure that your employees’ skills are up to date, comprehensive, compliant, and ready for the future.

  • Certified Design Transfer Specialist (CDTS)
  • Certified Design Transfer Coordinator (CDTC)
  • Certified Design Transfer Engineer (CDTE)
  • Certified Design Transfer Consultant (CDTC)
  • Certified Design Transfer Manager (CDTM)
  • Certified Design Transfer Auditor (CDTA)
  • Certified Design Transfer Lead (CDTL)
  • Certified Design Transfer Officer (CDTO)
  • Certified Design Transfer Practitioner (CDTP)
  • Certified Design Transfer Analyst (CDTA)
  • Certified Design Transfer Team Leader (CDTTL)
  • Certified Design Transfer Validation Specialist (CDTVS)
  • Certified Design Transfer Project Manager (CDTPM)
  • Certified Design Transfer Implementation Expert (CDTIE)
  • Certified Design Transfer Coordinator (CDTC)
  • Certified Design Transfer Compliance Officer (CDTCO)
  • Certified Design Transfer Trainer (CDTT)
  • Certified Design Transfer Process Auditor (CDTPA)
  • Certified Design Transfer Consultant (CDTC)
  • Certified Design Transfer Risk Assessor (CDTRA)

Related skills

Design Control Processes: This skill involves understanding and implementing design control processes to ensure the successful transfer of a product design from development to manufacturing. Proficiency in design control processes can be demonstrated through the Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) certification offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), which validates expertise in quality engineering principles and practices, including design control.

Risk Management: The ability to assess and manage risks associated with the transfer of a product design to manufacturing, ensuring that potential issues are identified and addressed. The Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP) certification, offered by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), demonstrates expertise in risk identification, analysis, and mitigation.

Process Validation: Proficiency in validating manufacturing processes to ensure they can consistently produce products that meet design specifications. The Certified Validation Professional (CVP) certification, provided by the Society of Validation Professionals (SVP), validates expertise in process validation methodologies, including design transfer validation.

Project Management: This skill involves effectively planning, organizing, and managing the activities and resources required for successful design transfer projects. The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) demonstrates expertise in project management principles, including design transfer project management.

Communication and Collaboration: The ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design, engineering, manufacturing, and quality assurance, to ensure a smooth and successful design transfer process. The Certified Professional in Team Management (CPTM) certification, offered by Training Industry, validates expertise in team management and collaboration skills.


Skills management software is important in design transfer to allocate personnel skilled in design control, risk management, project management, communication, and decision-making, ensuring successful transfer of product design from development to manufacturing.

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