Free Webinars

March 9, 2016

Host: Ops A La Carte
Speaker: John Cooper, Senior Reliability Engineer
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time

Many of us are involved in HALT testing; sometimes we wonder if we are doing it correctly or why it is done a certain way. Some of us may not understand it and would like a basic review.

This webinar will include an introduction to HALT, an understanding of what it will do, and what it will not do, and how to plan for it. We will explore fixturing, setup, functional verification, and the actual running of the test. We will discuss the real value of HALT.

Advanced topics will be touched on such as pitfalls of HALT, how it can be misunderstood, and some case studies.

Tune in to this webinar for a refresher; invite your associates, such as design engineers or project managers, who would appreciate understanding HALT and might have questions.

To Register and for more info, please call 408.654.0499, x203

We look forward to seeing you at all of our events!

Jay and all the Ops Staff

FREE WEBINAR – August 5, 2015

“Another look at Reliability Demonstration Testing (RDT) and Ongoing Reliability Testing (ORT)”

Host: Ops A La Carte
Speaker: Gerry Cohen, Senior Reliability/Quality Consultant
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time

This webinar will provide a review of how to setup and conduct a Reliability Demonstration Test (RDT), and an Ongoing Reliability Test (ORT). Examples will be presented and discussed, and questions will be answered as time allows.

April 8, 2015 – FREE WEBINAR
Technology and Reliability Preparedness – Automotive

Host: Ops A La Carte
Speaker: Lou Lavallee, Senior Consultant, Ops A La Carte
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time
Register: Register Here

Technology and reliability readiness both are intended to prepare less mature technologies for ultimate Inclusion into a future viable product. Maturation of technologies even before specifications are developed has a major effect of adding predictability to product development schedules. The ability to demonstrate a technology’s readiness for the rigors of functioning reliably and properly downstream under predicted downstream conditions , saves time and money. Identification of the generic functions and the ideal realization of those functions in hardware is described.

Flexibility and tuning considerations enable easier integration once specifications are developed. Early engineering work on functions and moving them toward ideal, rather than driving all dysfunctions to zero, is described. Reliability testing and analysis is still required further downstream. Examples from automotive subsystems are described.

March 4, 2015 – FREE WEBINAR
Using Software Defect Root Cause Analysis to Drive Process Improvement in ‘Agile’ Software Development

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific time

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of software defects is a primary tool to help drive fast, lightweight and effective software development improvements. Its effectiveness is invariant to the development methodology used; it works equally well for ‘Agile’ or phase-gated development methodologies. This Webinar will discuss the compelling evidence of its equal applicability and value to both ‘agile’ and ‘traditional’ software development. It will first step through a proven RCA methodology that includes:

• A Software defect classification using an Orthogonal Defect Classification (ODC) scheme;
• An affinity based grouping and organization of the potential software defect root causes;
• Identification, verification and mitigation of the root causes for software defects in your development processes.

We will compare two SW defect RCA case studies: one performed by a team using an ‘agile’ SW development SLC and another using a ”classic” waterfall process identifying their similarities.This webinar will cover examples of challenges experienced during HALT runs. The examples shows some of the problems that can be overcome to successfully complete HALT. Electronic, electromechanical, and mechanical examples will be presented.

January 14, 2015 – FREE WEBINAR
Practical SW Quality-Reliability Metrics for an Agile SW Development Process

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific time

This Webinar will focus on exploring three classes of metrics to help measure and manage the development of highly reliable software products.

We will explore: 1), unit level testing metrics that measure the quality-reliability of the software components;

2), system level testing metrics that measure the quality-reliability characteristics of the end product;

3), component attribute metrics that characterize the reliability-quality characteristics of software components.

Throughout, we will discuss how these metrics easily fit into agile development methodologies and the Definition of Done.

For more info, please


Wednesday, November 13, 2013
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST

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Reliability Screening to Reduce Field Failures

Join us for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11:30am – 1pm

Join us for a FREE Webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 – 11:30am – 1pm

Neither preventive maintenance or repair can assure that there will not be a recurrence of the same failure. The following provide some detailed examples of the problems with aging of bio-medical systems and the preventive maintenance policy combined with the recurrence of first or second failures of a complex system.

This month our webinar speaker will be Milena Krasich speaking about Accelerated Reliability Growth Testing

Ops A La Carte has been providing Free 1 hour webinars on the 1st Wednesday of each month for the past several years. Here is the Schedule for Webinar Series

See the past OPS FREE Webinars Here

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