An organization is likely to succeed if it can identify where it needs to make improvements and use its system to succeed. FMEA is the tool that can enable this timely identification of risks.

This two-day workshop prepares teams to analyze processes to identify risk and take action to manage it. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is the tool students learn and then apply to assess products and processes to improve performance.

Failure modes that potentially are the most frequent or could have the biggest impact (orboth!) are the highest priority. Teams remove the root causes of such failure modes to prevent their occurrence. These preventive actions make processes and products much more reliable from the beginning.  DFMEA/ PFMEA is a predictive management tool for identifying how products and processes may potentially fail before failure occurs and identifying the critical controls and resources necessary to minimize an organization’s exposure to risk.

This course is particularly suited for managers that want to use this tool to manage operational risk and meet the requirements of any system standard such as, ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9110, IATF 16949 or ISO 14001.

You will learn:

  • How systems work
  • Importance of process and requirements
  • FMEA and system standard requirements
  • Product analysis (building block diagrams)
  • Product (design) potential FMEA
  • Process analysis (developing deployment flowcharts)
  • Process (manufacturing) potential FMEA
  • Documenting potential FMEA
  • QHSE Managers
  • Improvement Specialists/Teams
  • Auditors
  • Process Owners
  • Functional managers


  • WLecture: FMEA Basics
  • Lecture: FMEA Systems and Teamwork
  • Workshop: FMEA Block Diagram
  • Lecture: The FMEA Process
  • Workshop: Analyzing a Process


  • Lecture: FMEA Documentation
  • Workshop: Design FMEA
  • Lecture: FMEA analyzing results
  • Workshop: Process FMEA

Attendees successfully completing the training provided receive a Certificate of Participation, which includes the number of training hours attended