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Reliability and FMEA Keys to Software Quality

Speaker: Adam Bahret, Owner & Lead Engineer, Apex Ridge Reliability Consulting Services

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Software reliability is an often little-understood but key part of software quality. Reliability uses very different tool sets and practices. Understanding how the tools work and how they affect the customer’s experience is a valuable lesson for software development, quality, and application/maintenance specialists. Reliability expert Adam Bahret will provide an overview and discussion of the following reliability techniques and tools that software quality professionals need to know about:

  • Software Failure Mode Effects Analysis (SFMEA)
  • Process based software reliability prediction
  • Overview of software reliability standards

About the Speaker:

Founder of Apex Ridge Reliability Consulting Services, Adam Bahret is a mechanical and electrical systems reliability expert with over 20 years of experience in product development across many industries. He has worked extensively with reliability program strategy, accelerated testing methods (HALT, HASS, QALT, and ALT), system reliability measurement and improvement, FMEA, ALT, DOE, RG, predictive analysis, education programs, and organizational culture and practices. He has specialized experience in the medical field, robotics, consumer electronics and appliances, ion implantation, and diesel systems. Adam has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, is an ASQ nationally certified reliability engineer, and is a senior member of IEEE. More information on Adam and Apex Ridge Reliability can be found at

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