Failure Analysis Toolkit

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Quality Assurance engineers provide technical and management support to programs and projects in the areas of Mission Assurance management, hardware and software Quality Assurance, reliability engineering, environmental assurance and component engineering.

More Uses of the Failure Analysis Toolkit:

  • Ensure you execute; lead Failure Analysis activities for incidents originating from reliability testing for New Product Development and from fielded systems.

  • Develop plans to inspect and sample products deployed in the field for Failure Analysis to establish failure modes and failure rates.

  • Lead: work closely with quality organization to ensure that test procedures, test results, and Failure Analysis and Corrective Actions (FRACAS) are performed correctly and in accordance with your organization internal procedures.

  • Support new product Failure Analysis and Continuous Improvements in product manufacturability and performance, contributing to the production of the highest quality products available.

  • Manage: multi functional team and external vendors to design, develop, and support materials development efforts for your next generation products.

  • Ensure your organization complies; designs, operate, maintains, and repairs specialized equipment and engineered systems utilizing engineering or science based practices and principles.

  • Utilize environmental testing equipment, HALT and other methods to be able to precipitate failures as a precursor to in depth Failure Analysis.

  • Lead the selection, qualification, testing, and Failure Analysis of materials and processes, prepare technical and progress reports on assigned tasks, prepare specifications, evaluate suppliers and analyze test reports.

  • Control: work cross functionally with Product, Assembly and Test Engineers to support material analysis efforts to ensure that customer and supplier projects are executed on time with high quality.

  • Identify and drive improvement opportunities with areas through effective communication and ensures where quality issues arise that root cause is determined, and the appropriate actions are agreed and implemented.

  • Coordinate: implement various operational and maintenance alternatives to leverage Cost Savings to comply with internal/external customer demands for timely repairs of process equipment.

  • Perform process capability analysis, Failure Analysis for discrepant production components, assemblies or field returns, and troubleshoot manufacturing line issues.

  • Contribute to development of Failure Analysis processes and share results cross functionally to ensure reliability of new system/product/process/component design (electrical components, connectors, thermal interface materials).

  • Be accountable for demonstrating a high level of innovation and initiative in identifying, responding to, and resolving new product and process development issues.

  • Organize Failure Analysis efforts among numerous engineers, technicians and customers, ensuring priority is clear and management is updated on status.

  • Establish: Problem Solving/ Failure Analysis, disposable layout and component design, design verification and validation test activities and collaboration/coordination with other cross functional teams quality, manufacturing, regulatory, marketing, etc.

  • Identify: innovation, Problem Solving, development and Continuous Improvement of equipment and processes through application of Experimental Design and Statistical Methods.

  • Evaluate all information from a technical perspective and ensure investigation, Root Cause Analysis, and Quality Engineering review is appropriate.

  • Develop new methodologies, equipment and capabilities to characterize and qualify materials and components, along with associated Standard Work.

  • Perform failure and Root Cause Analysis on electrical and optical circuits, and identify Corrective Actions to improve reliability of deployed products.

  • Standardize: conduct functional and physical Failure Analysis on optical products that failed in the field, during reliability qualification, and in manufacturing.

  • Be certain that your business provides independent execution of established work Processes And Systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge; engages with the improvement of Systems And Processes.

  • Identify and implement root cause solutions to yield loss mechanisms through statistical Data Analysis and Failure Analysis techniques.

  • Contribute to the PCU component design, Design Specifications, FMEA, Internal and external standards, PCU component production and inspection, test procedures and development methods.

  • Execute Problem Solving skills during investigation with the intention of identifying root causes and Corrective and preventive actions related to the issues analyzed.

  • Facilitate Failure Analysis and incident review processes and implement Process Improvements or retraining to avoid future incidents.

  • Facilitate Failure Analysis efforts and establish, communicate, and own all processes as related to Failure Analysis for production and test.

  • Arrange that your project performs a variety of Research and Development activities requiring the application of engineering or science based practices and principles.

  • Analyze departmental issues and work with improvement projects related to cost reduction, and Process Improvement or compliance improvement.

  • Have a hand in the development of the program EEE Parts management plan, the selection, qualification, testing, and Failure Analysis of EEE Parts.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Failure Analysis Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Failure Analysis related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Failure Analysis specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Failure Analysis Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Failure Analysis improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Which Failure Analysis solution is appropriate?

  2. Are all key stakeholders present at all Structured Walkthroughs?

  3. What are the necessary qualifications?

  4. What is out of scope?

  5. Why improve in the first place?

  6. What relevant entities could be measured?

  7. How do you think the partners involved in Failure Analysis would have defined success?

  8. What are evaluation criteria for the output?

  9. Whom among your colleagues do you trust, and for what?

  10. What systems/processes must you excel at?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Failure Analysis book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Failure Analysis self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Failure Analysis Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Failure Analysis areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Failure Analysis Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Failure Analysis projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Failure Analysis Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Failure Analysis project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the acquisition process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Failure Analysis project issues be unconditionally tracked through the issue resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Failure Analysis project team have enough people to execute the Failure Analysis project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are corrective actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Failure Analysis project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Failure Analysis Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Failure Analysis project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Failure Analysis project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Failure Analysis project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Failure Analysis project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Failure Analysis project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Failure Analysis project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Failure Analysis project with this in-depth Failure Analysis Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Failure Analysis projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Failure Analysis and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Failure Analysis investments work better.

This Failure Analysis All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.