HI-PP7 Course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis

Identify and mitigate risks in your product creation process | 4 days

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.

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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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.

Subjects of the course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis

During the course the following subjects will be discussed:

  • 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
  • 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

Results of the course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis

The course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis:

  • Focuses on a structured preparation to decrease the effort and time for the actual FMEA process
  • Discusses 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. Several iterations with the Risk Maturity Matrix will point out the component(s) and function(s) with the highest risk.

For whom

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

Setup course

The course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis consists of 2 modules of 2 days from 9.00 AM to 17.00 PM.

Locations, dates & schedule

This training is offered in our 1.5-meter classrooms, online or hybrid. Moreover, we have both in-company as free enrollment possibilities.

Location: Eindhoven – High Tech Campus 29
Location: Enschede –  The Building, Hengelosestraat 500

Dates 2021
Session I
Block 1: June 1 – 2 (Enschede)
Block 2: June 17 – 18 (Eindhoven)

Session II
Block 1: November 17 – 18
Block 2: November 24 – 25

Investment course

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.


Marcel Logger MSc:
Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma with a background in manufacturing, service, and logistics. Working as Sr. Product & Process Specialist at Holland Innovative

Ir. Dorien Lutgendorf:
With mechanical engineering as technical background, Dorien has extensive experience in modeling, testing, and reliability engineering in various projects. She is analytical, pragmatic and eager to learn. She always likes to think along with interesting topics. Experienced training in Lean Yellow belt, FMEA and Reliability Engineering.

Certificate / diploma

Participants who have followed the 4-day course receive a certificate of participation.

Method of teaching

The course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis is offered as an in-class course, but any other form is open for negotiation. We are able to offer offline, online and hybrid courses. In the case of one or more non-Dutch speaking participants, the course is given in English.

Group size

A maximum of 10 participants

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.

About the Holland Innovative Academy

Holland Innovative helps to develop the competencies of you and your colleagues to strengthen your organization and create growth. Together with renowned centres of expertise such as Eindhoven University of Technology, Twente University, Delft University of Technology and the University of Stuttgart we organize courses, trainings and masterclasses in Project Management, Product & Process Development, Reliability, Data Science and MedTech. We offer both open enrolment and in-company training; tailor-made to fully meet the needs and the strategy of your organization. Coupling these courses with practical experience is important in order to maximise the effectiveness. Where possible, your own cases/data are discussed during our training and/or further explored by coaching on-the-job, project participation and also in the User Groups.

Check the complete training program of the Holland Innovative Academy