Track 2 Tutorial 1

3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday March 23, 2011

Essential Elements and Activities for a Successful Reliability Program

Most companies realize that they have to ensure that their products meet reliability requirements; however, this objective can be compromised by budget and timing constraints. A good reliability program plan that focuses and integrates reliability efforts early in the design process, as well as integrates the overall product development/support cycle, can assure that these reliability goals/requirements are met within these constraints. This presentation highlights the elements and steps needed for a successful plan and it includes examples of successful implementations and foreseeable pitfalls.

Key Words: Reliability Program, Product Development/Support Cycle

Pantelis Vassiliou

ReliaSoft Corporation