Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) using Directed Acyclic Graphs(DAGs) as a means of realization by Dave Auda

2 hours $200 per person, group discounts available

System complexity growth is unrelenting and the unfortunate consequences are that the application of historical preventive tools like FMEA, FTA, QFD, etc.  are no longer able to effectively discover and remove potential critical failure modes.. This highly complex environment is termed Open Context, meaning that the boundaries of the investigation space are virtually undefined. The short course will introduce two advanced concepts, The first being Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) and the second being Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs). By integrating these two approaches an extensible analysis can be undertaken that includes a new way of visualization and new language by which to express it. This course will be an introduction to this unique approach and will reveal the benefits and tradeoffs that accompany it. Recommendations on implementation will also be addressed as it is a radically different approach and will require changes to already fortified cultural conventions.

About your instructor:
David is a senior safety/reliability engineer who has over 40 years of interdisciplinary experience in a variety of industries, including but not limited to, aerospace, sensitized goods manufacture, instrument development, energy, medical devices, automotive and heavy equipment. David is an ASQ certified Reliability engineer and Quality Manager, an honors graduate of RIT with an undergraduate BSEE degree and masters level study in Applied Statistics and Reliability. David is an ASQ validated trainer and volunteer leader, a past chair of the ASQ Reliability Division. David has developed and delivered a variety of training topics that serve to enhance the skills of practitioners in all disciplines.

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