It is difficult to analyze your systems to comprehensively identify ways to improve compliance and quality, reduce costs, and cut process time. QualiTest utilizes Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to analyze potential failure modes within a system for classification by severity or determination of the effect of failures on the system.
QualiTest was hired under a 10 week contract and was responsible for our automation training and for building an automation foundation we could continue working from... Before long, QualiTest was actually recommending better methods and ways to handle testing our own application! The only disadvantage I have observed pertaining to QualiTest is that they produce results and provide training so well that there is no need for residual visits!
Lenny Roselli, Senior Engineer, International telecommunications manufacturer
In FMEA, failures are prioritized according to how serious their consequences are, how frequently they occur and how easily they can be detected. An FMEA also documents current knowledge and actions about the risks of failures for use in continuous improvement. FMEA is used during the design stage with an aim to avoid future failures. Later it is used for process control, before and during ongoing operation of the process. Ideally, FMEA begins during the earliest conceptual stages of design and continues throughout the life of the product or service.
In our FMEA-based process evaluations, we put a strong focus on understanding the processes themselves. This includes developing flowcharts and defining risks and failure modes, such as severity and occurrence, as well as defining risk mitigation strategies or control and reviewing steps within the process.