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Musings on Reliability and Maintenance Topics

Short essays and thoughts (musings) on reliability and maintenance engineering topics.

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The home of this blog has moved to Accendo Reliability. A reliability engineering professional development hub I’m developing. The set of articles in the Musings series for the core of the articles section of the site.

Thus you can find all the Musings at Accendo Reliability, plus you will find articles by other authors on a wide range of reliability topics.

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And, here are a few of the most recent articles in brief. Please click though to view the entire article.

  • Reliability Engineering and Leadership November 16, 2017
    Reliability Engineering and Leadership Leadership is a difficult term to clearly define. A team leader may have poor or wonderful leadership skills. A product may lead in a market with a broad feature …
  • Receiving Feedback Well November 2, 2017
    Receiving Feedback Well Not all of us are fortunate enough to receive great feedback. We all do receive feedback, and some receive very little actionable feedback. If you offer proposals, give present …
  • To Improve Reliability Get Good at Change Management October 19, 2017
    To Improve Reliability You Need to Cause Change The process to design and deliver a reliable product involves identifying risks. Taking action to understand or mitigate those risks involves much of th …
  • Facilitation Skills for Reliability Engineers October 12, 2017
    Facilitation Skills for Reliability Engineers We facilitate. As reliability professionals, we often lead teams to identify risk. We help cross-functional teams find and implement solutions. We bring p …
  • The 7 Essential Elements of a Complete Request September 7, 2017
    The 7 Essential Elements of a Complete Request Not every request we make is fulfilled. Not every assignment is accomplished. Not very task we assign if completed. Why is that? Possibly, the lack of a …
  • Discussion skills July 20, 2017
    Discussion Skills for a Reliability Engineer Talking is not the same as a discussion or conversation. Talking is one direction only. If two people are talking, they are talking at each other. A discus …
  • Listening Skills for Reliability Engineers July 7, 2017
    Listening Skills¬†to Improve Your Ability to Communicate¬†with Influence Did you hear what they said? Or, were you busy loading for your next verbal barrage? As my mother would remind me, one should lis …
  • Writing Skills June 30, 2017
    Technical Writing Skills for Reliability Engineers Your peers, team mates, and management want to understand your writing. They want to quickly get your point, find supporting information, and take ac …
  • The Ability to Influence June 22, 2017
    The Ability to Influence Reliability Performance and Results The role of a reliability engineer is to support the other engineers and managers as they make decisions concerning reliability. Our abilit …
  • Overview of Presentations Skills June 15, 2017
    Presentation Skills for Reliability Engineers We often present proposals and reports. We talk about the plan or results. We want funding, approval, or action. We need excellent presentation skills. Ex …