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Foundations for Effective FMEAs - ONLINE (ENO-FOU20P)


Foundations for Effective FMEAs

Learn failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA or FMECA) using ReliaSoft XFMEA with instructor-led training.

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a systematic method for preventing failure through risk discovery and mitigation of potential failure modes and associated causes. Foundations for Effective FMEAs provides an overview of the concepts and procedures for FMEA and related analyses. The course provides an understanding of best-in-class FMEA processes, including how to use lessons learned from past analyses to help reduce product development time and effort. This course will help you understand FMEA essentials with an emphasis on the use of ReliaSoft XFMEA software for analysis, data management and reporting.

Online courses are delivered in real-time with a live instructor.

Learning objectives

  • Learn the best practice step-by-step process for performing FMEAs.
  • Proactively consider potential failures, prioritize issues based on risk and then initiate improvements early in development when modifications tend to have the biggest impact for the lowest cost.
  • Examine the key factors that contribute to successful FMEA projects and how to implement an effective FMEA process.

Topics included

  • FMEA definition and history
  • Application and benefits
  • FMEA as part of Design for Reliability
  • Types of FMEA and standards used
  • FMEA process
  • FMEA boundary diagrams
  • FMEA P-diagram
  • How to correctly define functions, failures, effects and causes
  • The role of FMEA in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • FMEA actions and tracking
  • Risk analysis and prioritization
  • Design review based on failure mode
  • FMEA and APQP
  • FMEA and validation/DVP&R
  • FMEA facilitation
  • Process FMEA
  • Process control plan
  • FMEA review: key factors

Target group

Foundations for Effective FMEAs is for managers and engineers that are responsible for oversight or involvement in the creation of Design and Process FMEAs. This course is suitable for those who want to create a searchable knowledge base of reliability-related information for their designs that contribute to the development of test plans, control plans, future design efforts and other activities.

Course length

Online: 6, 3-hour sessions

Onsite: 3 days


This course requires the use of a computer with a licensed ReliaSoft software installation. All registrants will receive a temporary ReliaSoft software license. Online courses also require an audio device with a microphone or a telephone. Dual monitors are recommended. The instructor will make use of a webcam. Webcams for attendees are optional but encouraged.

Prerequisite: None

How to register

Register via the corresponding button on this page. We will send you a registration confirmation and further information by e-mail.


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  • All units must be completed