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Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a logical process-based methodology for identifying all possible failures in a process or product. It can be applied to services and business processes as well as product design and manufacturing processes. A properly executed FMEA should result in corrective actions to address failures that have been observed as well as preventive actions to enable avoidance of potential failure modes that have been discovered.

Gain a working knowledge of the FMEA process for products, processes, or systems in this one-day class. A failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) helps analyze a proposed or existing process or product to uncover potential failures within the product, process, or system before they occur. The introductions and hands-on classes will teach you how to construct and analyze both product and process FMEAs.

Root Cause Analysis: Don’t just put a bandage on a problem – fix it permanently. A root cause is the fundamental, underlying reason for a problem. Root Cause Analysis is an approach for identifying the underlying causes of why an incident occurred so that the most effective solutions can be identified and implemented. This class enables you to define your problem, identify the cause of the problem, solve it, and prevent it from occurring again.

Target Audience

Anyone involved in identifying and reducing risk, Design engineers, Process owners or process engineers, Those in quality assurance, Research and Development personnel, Individuals responsible for new product introduction, Quality, safety, risk, and reliability managers, Operations supervisors, and anyone who wants to improve their ability to solve recurring problems should attend this training.


Engineering or manufacturing experience recommended.


Classroom, onsite.

Learning Objectives

Day 1 FMEA:

  • Define the types of FMEAs
  • Identify the benefits of FMEAs
  • Understand the components of a FMEA
  • Describe process requirements
  • Explain the impact of team selection on the FMEA
  • Manage the FMEA over the life of the process

Day 2 Root Cause Analysis:

  • How to clearly define the problem
  • How to characterize the process where the problem is
  • When to use anecdotal evidence and when to use hard data
  • How to develop a sampling strategy and collect data
  • Several analytical tools and when each is most appropriate
  • Strategies to improve processes and prevent recurrence of the root cause.



Day 1: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Introduction to Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) – One (1) Hour

  • Format: WebEx – generally presented as a Lunch & Learn
  • Tools: Interactive A/V presentation and dialogue
  • Deliverables: An introduction to FMEA and how to get the most value from them.
  • Outcomes: Awareness and understanding of how to apply FMEA and potential to plan for an effective training and deployment plan for your organization.

How to Perform a Process FMEA – Two (2) Hours (FMEA Intro)

  • Format: WebEx
  • Tools: Interactive A/V presentation and dialogue
  • Deliverables: Basic training in application and deployment of process FMEA.
  • Outcomes: Participants will be capable of performing a process FMEA. They will also understand the requirements and competencies required to perform a process FMEA to facilitate planning for who should participate in your organization.

Complete Process and Design FMEA Training with Templates – One (1) Day (FMEA Base)

  • Format: Client Site with 10-20 participants
  • Tools: Interactive A/V presentation, FMEA templates, interactive exercises
  • Deliverables: Complete training and skill development on the creation of process & design FMEAs.
  • Outcomes: Participants will be capable of performing a process & design FMEA. They will also understand the requirements and competencies necessary to perform a process FMEA and help facilitate planning for who should participate in your organization.

FMEA Hands on Project Application – One (1) Day (FMEA P/A)

  • Format: Optional 2nd day offered in conjunction with (3a) working with the same 10-20 participants
  • Tools: Existing failures identified from the previous day, FMEA templates
  • Deliverables: Completed FMEAs. Applied training for participants on live examples.
  • Outcomes: Corrective action plans resulting from completing FMEAs. Participants will have the skills and experience in completing FMEAs in a live environment.

Day 2: Root Cause Analysis

Introduction to RCA

Defining the Problem

Understanding the Process

Identifying Possible Causes

Data Collection

Data Analysis

Improving the Process

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