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Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
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First Week: 


1.    Introduction into the FMEA Method

Definition and objectives

FMEA as part of a quality management system

The FMEA process

Evaluating failure risk

Product and process FMEA


2.    The Ten Steps of FMEA

FMEA worksheet

Overview of failures

Listing the effects

Evaluating SOD

Calculating RPN

Prioritization and actions


3.    The FMEA Team

Reason, formation, membership

The leader and the process expert

Team empowerment and limits

FMEA project scope

Factors of teamwork


    Coping with difficult members

    Meeting management

    Avoiding common errors



Second Week:


4.    FMEA Support Tools

Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)

General FTA rules

Case study: FTA

Control plan

Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

Two warnings


5.    Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

Defining FMECA

Steps of the quantitative criticality analysis

Steps of the qualitative criticality analysis

Criticality matrix

FMECA worksheet

FMECA project products


6.    Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Definition and linkage with FMEA

The seven basic questions of RCM

RCM decision logic framework

RCM procedure

Level of detail for RCM

Understanding overhaul

RCM case study

RCM benefits and limitations