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Hosted by Dianna Deeney, Quality during Design is the place for product design engineers to use quality thinking throughout the design process to create products others love, for less. Join the conversation at QualityDuringDesign.com.

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Hosted by Dianna Deeney, Quality during Design is the place for product design engineers to use quality thinking throughout the design process to create products others love, for less. Join the conversation at QualityDuringDesign.com.

    Ways to Partner with Test Engineers

    Ways to Partner with Test Engineers

    We have test results but realize that testing didn't go as planned.
    What can we do to help prevent this scenario?
    We talk about ways to partner with test engineers and test technicians and the importance of still maintaining their independence.

    The podcast blog and others are available on www.qualityduringdesign.com.

    Other Quality during Design podcast episodes you might like: 
    Design Input & Specs vs. Test & Measure Capability
    Choosing a Confidence Level for Test using FMEA
    The Way We Test Matters
    How Many Do We Need To Test?




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    • 8 min
    What do we do with FMEA early in design concept?

    What do we do with FMEA early in design concept?

    I've mentioned in previous episodes that it's best to do FMEA early in the design concept phases of development.

    Well, if we do FMEA early, then what can with do with it?

    We explore how to study any risk analyses (system risks, FMEA, hazard analysis) to help design-out problems, set-up design inputs, and help us figure out test methods. We also talk a bit about why a team is a necessary part of risk analyses.

    Visit the podcast blog for extra notes.

    If you like this episode, here are other episodes with related topics:
    Use FMEA to Design for In-Process Testing
    Use FMEA to Choose Critical Design Features
    Choosing a Confidence Level for Test using FMEA
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    A Severity Scale based on Quality Dimensions

    A Severity Scale based on Quality Dimensions

    We can develop a severity rating scale based on us: our company, our customer, our product... And we can relate the categories that we use to the quality dimensions that matter to us.
    We talk about the 7 principal quality dimensions of goods and services, the 5 principal dimensions of quality in customer service, and how we might customize our severity scale based on these dimensions.
    The podcast blog of this episode includes an example severity scale that incorporates these dimensions.

    Other episodes you might like: 
    5 Options to Manage Risks during Product Engineering
    Remaking Risk-Based Decisions: Allowing Ourselves to Change our Minds.
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    Use a Force Field Analysis to Understand Nuances

    Use a Force Field Analysis to Understand Nuances

    A force field analysis is a tool in the quality toolbox. Its typical use case is to help a team analyze a change by understanding the forces involved. We can also use it to help us solve a problem.

    We can use a force field analysis to understand nuances or to get a handle on a change that involves many different people or departments.

    We envision a force field analysis as a football field during a game. Listen-in and then gather your team and try it out for your next change!

    Visit the podcast blog for links to related episodes. 
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    Getting Use Information without a Prototype

    Getting Use Information without a Prototype

    There is a lot of use information about a new product concept that we can develop, even if we don't have an engineering prototype. We want this information especially before we start prototyping!
    We talk about what type of information we can gather and a stepwise approach to get it with our cross-functional team.

    Do you want to explore a little more?
    How to Self-Advocate for More Customer Face Time (and why it’s important)
    Product Design from a Marketing Viewpoint, with Laura Krick (A Chat with Cross Functional Experts)
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    Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Supplements Test

    Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Supplements Test

    Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is not a substitute for product test. It can be used as a supplement to design and test. There are lots of ways to use it during design: to evaluate differences in prototype options, as test inputs, and even to help with root cause analysis.

    We talk about FEA and when to work with Quality Engineers and Reliability Engineers for next steps.

    Visit the podcast blog for links to additional resources. 
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    • 8 min