Design FMEA – AIAG & VDA edition

(Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis)

About training:

Design FMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) is a systematic method for identification of possible failures of either future or altered product. The tool`s effectivity consists of possible failures identification, their elimination, alternatively control mechanisms setup (a plan of tests and trials in the prototype phase, alternatively in the pilot run phase).

Subsequently, possible improvements in the form of recommendations / preventive measures are determined. The AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) in cooperation with German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) have designed a shared FMEA manual. The AIAG and the VDA FMEA manual provides holistic instructions for all automotive suppliers, including examples and tips from previous AIAG and VDA editions, as well as practical applications.


  • Identification of FMEA`s needs and its role in a project
  • Structure and methodology of Design FMEA, a Seven-Step FMEA Process:
  1. Planning & Preparation
  2. Structure Analysis
  3. Function Analysis
  4. Failure Analysis
  5. Risk Analysis
  6. Optimization
  7. Result Documentation
  • Assessment criteria introduction, including the AP (Action Priority) replacing the RPN
  • A detailed D-FMEA form and analytical technique interpretation, including practical examples
  • Clarify D-FMEA`s links to other documents / tools: P-FMEA, simulating study, DOE, …
  • A manual on how to create and maintain corresponding documentation

Target group:

A multidisciplinary team focused on employees working in a product development department.

Type of certification: based on training completion and a test – a certificate

Training duration: 2 days (training and workshop)

Expert guarantor: Mgr. Roman Brziak