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  • 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 …
  • The Difference Between Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management
    The Difference Between Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management The uncertainty concerning the future performance of a product or system is a risk to the customer and supplying organization. A p …
  • 4 Considerations When Designing A Risk Management Program
    4 Considerations When Designing A Risk Management Program The risk management framework in ISO 31000 provides a flexible approach to create the right program for your organization. The document doesn’ …
  • Implementing the Right Preventative Action
    Implementing the Right Preventative Action There are two instances when you should implement preventative action. First, once a failure occurs and you would like to avoid similar future failures. Seco …
  • Mandate and Commitment to Manage Risk
    Risk Exists; Therefore, Manage Risk Every organization, business, and individual faces a relentless barrage of risk. Some risks are minor, while others may overwhelm. We all deal with risk, manage ris …
  • Reliability and Risk Mitigation Actions
    Reliability and Risk Mitigation Actions Once reliability risks have been identified and analyzed, we have to do something. Well, not really. If the risk is acceptable to the stakeholders, then we can …
  • Determining Customer Reliability Requirements
    Determining What Customers Really Want Concerning Reliability Customers want the benefits created by your product. They want the time savings, the reduce yield loss, they want the simplicity, coolness …
  • The Quality Triangle and Reliability
    How Does Reliability Fit with the Quality Triangle? The Quality Triangle provides a method to establish priorities for a project. It strives to balance time, cost, and quality (or scope instead of qua …

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