HI-PP7 Course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis

Identify and mitigate risks in your product creation process.

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With this course you’ll learn:

  • A structured preparation to decrease the effort and time for the actual FMEA process.
  • The CTQ flowdown and system decomposition with boundary and interface diagram to give insight into the product at hand. The results are input for the first prioritization step with the preliminary risk assessment

Teaching professionals.

Marcel Logger

Marcel Logger

Sr. Product Process Specialist & Master Black Belt
Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma with a background in manufacturing, service, and logistics.
Ir. Dorien Lutgendorf

Ir. Dorien Lutgendorf

Senior Reliability Specialist
Trained as a mechanical engineering and passionate about bridging reliability engineering and data science. Dorien is an experienced reliability expert having completed many projects in high-tech, automotive, energy & agro.

Course information

  • Hybrid
  • 2 modules of 2 days


The investment is € 2.990,- (ex. VAT) per participant, including course materials, the book “Effective FMEA’s” by Carl Carlson, several Excel templates and lunch. 

About the course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis.

The Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, FMEA, is considered to be the heart of risk management of any development process. Providing a clear link between Design for Six Sigma and Design for Reliability and therefore ensures state-of-the-art products. 

In the course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, the reference book “Effective FMEA’s” from Carl Carlson is complemented with the structural way of working of Holland Innovative, gained by years of experience. The goal is to reduce waste of time and effort. This makes FMEA more fun to do and get focus on all the high risks. You will learn how to facilitate these effective FMEA’s including the transformation into a risk mitigation plan. The FMEA will be turned into a “living document” and a risk tracking tool.

Course: Failure Mode & Effects Analysis.


During the course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis you will learn how to facilitate and execute risk analysis. With the help of the analysis tool FMEA you will be able to map out various potential risks. In less time you will identify the high risks and develop a risk mitigation plan. Failure Mode & Effects Analysis will constitute as an effective part of your Product Creation Process. Besides, during the course, you will get enthusiastic involvement of engineers, architects, managers to increase the effectiveness of Failure Mode & Effects Analysis.

PP courses - outcome

New products, processes and systems need to be developed faster and with increasing quality and reliability levels.Therefore, production losses, warranty claims and brand image loss need to be prevented.

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What you’ll learn.

Block 1 - day 1/2

To do a smooth and effective FMEA creation process: 
  • Introduction, FMEA philosophy 
  • FMEA fundamentals 
  • The AIAG-VDA 7 step approach
  • Organization & skills
  • System decomposition
  • FMEA scope preparation
  • FMEA scope prioritization
  • User profile
  • Parameter diagram

Block 2 – day 3/4

  • To recognize the main risks and the most relevant failure mechanisms to avoid them:
  • From P-diagram to FMEA 
  • RPN & AP scoring
  • Risk mitigation plan
  • Linkage between DFMEA and PFMEA
  • PFMEA approach
  • Risk tracking & reporting
  • FRACAS, lessons learned
  • Monitor & evaluate
  • Common errors, best practices

Practical information.

For whom

This course is aimed at professionals working in a product development environment such as engineers, architects and managers.


After completing the course, participants receive proof of participation. 

The Reliability Foundation program is a post-graduate education with a focus on the practical aspects of reliability engineering. The program is developed in line with VDI 4002 guidelines. The course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis  can lead to a Reliability Engineer (Green Belt, Black Belt, CRE) certification.

Location & Dates


Eindhoven – High Tech Campus 29 

Enschede – The Building, Hengelosestraat 500 


Dates 2022 Eindhoven

Block 1: February 7 – 8 

Block 2: March 7 – 8 


Group size 

A maximum of 10 participants 

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