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  • The Detail Necessary in a Risk Management Plan
    The Detail Necessary in a Risk Management Plan A risk management plan has to meet your organizations needs as the organization identifies, manages, and mitigates potential and actual risks. The ISO 31 …
  • McNemar Test
    The NcNemar Statistical Test The McNemar test is a nonparametric statistical test to compare dichotomous (unique) results of paired data. If you are comparing survey results (favorable/unfavorable) fo …
  • The 3 Parameter Triangle Distribution 4 Formulas
    The 3 Parameter Triangle Distribution 4 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common distributions. The Triangle distribution is univariate continuous distribution. This short article focuses …
  • The 2 Parameter Uniform Distribution 7 Formulas
    The 2 Parameter Uniform Distribution 7 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common distributions. The Uniform distribution is a univariate continuous distribution. This short article focuses …
  • The 1 Parameter Poisson Distribution 4 Formulas
    The 1 Parameter Poisson Distribution 4 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common life data distributions. The Poisson distribution is a discrete distribution. This short article focuses on …
  • The 2 Parameter Pareto Continuous Distribution 7 Formulas
    The 2 Parameter Pareto Continuous Distribution 7 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common life data distributions. The Pareto distribution is a univariate continuous distribution useful w …
  • The Quality Triangle and Reliability
    The Quality Triangle and Reliability The quality triangle is an admission that every project has design constraints. Note that reliability is rarely listed directly within the triangle, yet reliabilit …
  • The 2 Parameter Binomial Discrete Distribution 4 Formulas
    The 2 Parameter Binomial Discrete Distribution 4 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common life data distributions. The Binomial distribution is discrete. This short article focuses on 4 f …
  • The 2 Parameter Birnbaum-Saunders Distribution 7 Formulas
    The 2 Parameter Birnbaum-Saunders Distribution 7 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common life data distributions. The Birnbaum-Saunders distribution is a univariate continuous distributi …
  • The 4 Parameter Beta Distribution 7 Formulas
    The 4 Parameter Beta Distribution 7 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common life data distributions. The Beta distribution is a univariate continuous distribution. This short article foc …
  • The 2 Parameter Logistic Distribution 7 Formulas
    The 2 Parameter Logistic Distribution 7 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common life data distributions. The Logistic distribution is univariate continuous distribution. This short artic …
  • The 2 Parameter Normal Distribution 7 Formulas
    The 2 Parameter Normal Distribution 7 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common life data distributions. The Normal distribution is a continuous distribution widely taught. It is commonly …
  • The 2 Parameter Lognormal Distribution 7 Formulas
    The 2 Parameter Lognormal Distribution 7 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common life data distributions. The Lognormal distribution is a versatile and continuous distribution. It is sim …
  • The 1 Parameter Exponential Distribution 7 Formulas
    The 1 Parameter Exponential Distribution 7 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common life data distributions. The Exponential distribution is popular and useful in isolated situations. It …
  • The Gamma Distribution 7 Formulas
    The Gamma Distribution 7 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common life data distributions. The Gamma distribution is routinely used to describe systems undergoing sequences of events or s …
  • The 2 Parameter Weibull Distribution 7 Formulas
    The 2 Parameter Weibull Distribution 7 Formulas This is part of a short series on the common life data distributions. The Weibull distribution is both popular and useful. It has some nice features and …
  • How to Calculate Reliability Given 3 Different Distributions
    How to Calculate Reliability Given 3 Different Distributions On occasion, we want to estimate the reliability of an item at a specific time. Maybe we are considering extending the warranty period, for …
  • 4 Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies
    4 Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies Identifying risk is an important first step. It is not sufficient though. Taking steps to deal with risk is an essential step. Knowing about and thinking about r …
  • The Check Step of a Risk Management Framework
    The Check Step of a Risk Management Framework Planning and Implementing a risk management framework is an admirable accomplishment. Now make sure it is running well and will do so into the future. As …
  • Reliability and Implementing a Risk Management Plan
    Reliability and Implementing a Risk Management Plan With the advent of ISO 31000 and other ISO standards suggesting organizational risk management practices, your organization may have or soon will im …

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