Risk Based PLM 2017-03-02T10:35:52+00:00

Core Tools of Risk Based PLM for Management Personnel


  1. Introduce attendees to the key elements of a RBPLM System.
  2. Teach attendees how RBPLM can be the cornerstone of an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System;
  3. Identify the resources required to properly implement RBPLM;
  4. Identify the obstacles of properly implementing RBPLM.

Who Should Attend

  1. All management personnel responsible for any element of the product development process from definition of Customer Requirements through to the delivery and servicing of the product.




1 Day


  1. Key Concepts Covered:
    1. Definition of Risk;
    2. Five major sources of Risk;
    3. Definition of Risk Based PLM® (RBPLM) and how it helps a company reduce Risk;
    4. The four major risk reduction tools of RBPLM and their roles (Requirements Risk Assessment (RRA®), Design FMEA (System, Subsystem, Component), Process FMEA and Application FMEA);
    5. Overview of how RRA® is conducted;
    6. Key support tools of a properly conducted RRA®;
    7. Overview of how Design FMEA (System, Subsystem, Component) is conducted;
    8. Key support tools of properly conducted Design FMEA®;
    9. Overview of how Process FMEA is conducted;
    10. Key support tools of a properly conducted Process FMEA;
    11. Overview of how an Application FMEA is conducted;
    12. Key support tools of a properly conducted Application FMEA;
    13. Linkages between the major risk reduction and support tools of RBPLM;
    14. Resources required to implement RBPLM;
    15. Obstacles to implementing RBPLM;
    16. The relationship between ISO 9001:2015 and RBPLM™.
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