FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) Template
Identify risks so you can optimize and stabilize business processes.
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a tool that helps you to quantify and prioritize risk within a process, product, or system, and then track actions to mitigate that risk. It can be used for different purposes such as product or process reliability and quality improvement, customer satisfaction, problem prevention, cost reduction, and others. Use FMEA analysis as a catalyst for teamwork and idea exchange that gives a focus point for test or development improvement.
About the FMEA Analysis template
What is a FMEA Analysis?
FMEA is a failure mode and effects analysis. It’s a tool that helps you identify problems and their potential impact.
Customers expect the best. They want quality and consistency. But problems still arise -- and they can be expensive. Finding a problem or defect late in the production cycle can be expensive and cause costly delays. FMEA analysis enables you to discover potential issues before they impact the customer. Understand your potential failures and their associated risks, put together action plans to fix those problems, and evaluate the results of those action plans.
What does FMEA stand for?
F - Failure
M - Mode
E - Effects
A - Analysis
What factors are involved in completing an FMEA Analysis?
Identify the process you’d like to examine. Use your process map [LINK TO PROCESS MAP TEMPLATE] to review the steps in that process.
Brainstorm potential failure modes for each step -- that is, any way in which that step might fail to perform its intended function.
After you’ve identified each failure mode, brainstorm potential failure effects associated with each mode. If the step fails, how will it impact the process, system, or product? Be as specific as possible.
Assign a severity ranking. If this failure occurred, how severe would the impact be? Consider the impact on your customers, operations, or your employees. How frequently do you think this failure might occur? Is it likely to occur often? Or is it rare?
Develop a plan. How can you go about fixing the problem, or reducing its severity? Who is responsible for fixing it? What does the timeline look like?
Why you should try Miro for FMEA analysis
Fill in a pre-made and flexible FMEA template using shapes, arrows and colorful sticky notes to capture and organize your thoughts and arguments. Prioritize product or process deficiencies visually to gain the best results and satisfy your customers’ needs.
Upload documents and files using a wide choice of integrations with Google G Suite, Drop Box, JIRA, etc. Add visual content such as charts, schemes, and pictures to manage the overall concept of your processes.
Discuss issues and find gaps together with your teammates while collaborating on a visual whiteboard. Type and resolve comments, mention people and ask questions in video chat to save time and increase productivity.
Easy to use
Save time by using our pre-made FMEA Analysis template instead of creating your own from scratch. Get started by signing up for free to update it with your own information.
Invite your team members to collaborate on your new FMEA Analysis template. Miro enables you to engage co-located and remote teams on a virtual whiteboard, without constraints.
Need to share your FMEA Analysis template with others? Miro has multiple exporting options, like saving to PDF.
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