Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Software Training

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Course Duration: 2 Days - 8 Hours/day

This two-day workshop is designed to help your company conduct software FMEA on a new program and software design program development.

Software FMEA analysis is conducted by software engineering develop teams to identify critical failure risk within the program concept which can cause faults and a failure to meet program risk goals. Software analysis is used in critical and safety and non-safety related programs.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to perform a Software FMEA analysis during any phase of the development process
  • Be proficient in Software FMEA immediately after completing this workshop
  • Study examples of Software FMEA from real-world systems

Course Outline

  • Chapter 1: Software Risk Analysis introduction
  • Chapter 2: Software Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (Software FMEA) Introduction
  • Chapter 3: Software FMEA Preparation
  • Breakout Exercise 1: Boundary (Block) Diagram
  • Chapter 4: Developing the DFMEA
  • Breakout Exercise 2: Starting the FMEA
  • Breakout Exercise 3: Failure Modes
  • Breakout Exercise 4: Potential Software Causes
  • Breakout Exercise 5: Program Controls
  • Breakout Exercise 6: Design Effects & Classification
  • Breakout Exercise 7: RPNs and Improvements
  • Chapter 5 – Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R)

Who Should Attend

Software and programing engineers, and managers responsible for the development and implementation of software in a motor vehicle.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual and a workbook including case study exercises. 

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


Participants should be involved in or aware of software development as it relates to the motor vehicle industry.

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