Have you heard of PRINCE2?
If you are living in the UK, Europe or Australia you then the most probable answer is yes. However, if you are based in North America or the Middle East, it is less likely that you have heard of it.
In short PRINCE2 is a project management qualification like the PMP but more famous in the UK, Europe, and Australia.
Although there are many differences between the PMP and PRINCE2, both certifications are there to help project managers to complete projects successfully.
I heard of PRINCE2 when I was attending my PMP exam training. My trainer was also a PRINCE2 qualified trainer and had helped many professionals to become PRINCE2 qualified.
Today’s topic is “Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA).”
No one wants a defective product, whether they are a user or the company which is producing the product. Defects are costly, cause frustration, and may damage the reputation of the company.
You as a project manager will never want your company to lose money or its reputation. Therefore you will use any possible technique to minimize the failure or defects in the product.
One such technique is “Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)”, which is also known as Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and sometimes simply failure modes.
When I was preparing for my PMP certification exam and was searching for an affordable PMP training program, nobody was there to guide me on which type of PMP training program I should select.
I did not know that there were any other types of PMP training programs that were available except the classroom training program. Therefore, I joined a classroom PMP training program, and I still regret it.
It cost me money and time. I traveled for two nights and stayed three days in a hotel just to get my training. It was a not a good experience for me.
I wish that I had been aware of other types of training programs which could have saved me from these hassles.
Attending a 23 contact hours training program in project management for the CAPM is one of the three mandatory conditions to apply for the CAPM certification exam if you don’t have any project management work experience.
If you have at least 1,500 hours of project management work experience, you don’t need any training; you can apply for the CAPM exam straight away.
I have been asked many times by visitors to my blog to provide them with good online, cheap training programs for the CAPM exam, and I used to respond to them individually by email.
Most of the time I was recommending they try the PMP training program as it will serve two purposes.