ASQ RRD SERIES: Systems Theoretic Process Analysis
presenter Richard Harpster
Thu, Jul 11, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
The Design FMEA (DFMEA) has been used for many years to manage hardware design risk. This has led to improvements is hardware designs and increased efficiency in their development. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for using the DFMEA for managing software design risk.
The purpose of this webinar is to describe how to use the DFMEA to manage risk related to the software design that controls the hardware as well as software design when no hardware is involved. The expected benefits of the use of Software DFMEAs is improved software designs and decreased software development time. The webinar will cover:
1. Definition of software related risk and how it is eliminated or reduced to acceptable levels;
2. Four objectives of the Software DFMEA;
3. Software DFMEA basics;
4. Using Software DFMEAs with Scrum.
Richard Harpster is president of Harpco Systems Inc. which he founded in 1987. Harpco Systems specializes in providing software, training and consulting for Risked Based Product Lifecycle Management (RBPLM®). Over the past 30 years Mr. Harpster has helped hundreds of companies implement improved risk based design and manufacturing systems in a wide variety of industries. He is a recognized expert in the application of FMEAs and invented several new concepts including the linking of Design FMEAs to Process FMEAs in 1990 which became an automotive industry standard eighteen years later. His latest inventions in the field of RBPLM® include Requirements Risk Assessment™ (RRA®), Usage Risk Assessment (URA™), Multiple Integrated Cause Analysis (MICA™) and Rapid Integrated Problem Solving (RIPS®). He has published several papers on the topic of RBPLM®.
Prior to starting Harpco Systems, Richard spent 14 years at Ford Motor in a wide variety of positions including Plant Manager. His education includes a B.S.E.E. from Penn State University, M.S.E.E from the University of Detroit and an M.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University. He is a registered PE in the State of Michigan.
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