Benchmark Survey of Timely and Cost-Effective Application of Reliability
An opportunity to significantly improve reliability practices within
The University of Warwick (United Kingdom), sponsored by the UK
Department of Trade and Industry, is conducting a detailed and
far-reaching survey of reliability practices.
ReliaSoft is pleased to cooperate in this
valuable endeavor as a sponsoring partner and we encourage you to share
your experience through participation in the survey.
Companies world-wide, across all industries, are called upon to complete
this powerful survey. The size of the response will enhance the survey's
power, to draw together several hundred companies world-wide, in the
analysis of reliability best-practice.
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Find the true benefit of your reliability techniques...
The survey will benchmark reliability activity according to:
the speed that reliability techniques deliver useful output,
the quantity and cost-effectiveness of that output,
its authority and accuracy, and
the uses to which the output contributes--within the project, for future
projects, and in funding further knowledge acquisition.
The survey is multi-dimensional, covering both physical product
improvement, and project planning and management. It is divided into 4
Part 1: Corporate information
Part 2: Project information
Part 3: Project phase information
Part 4: Reliability Technique information
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Understand how to improve your projects...
The survey is designed to investigate the contextual factors that leads
a project to choose specific reliability techniques, such as the project
risks, the corporate ethos, reliability staff organization and
responsibilities, R&D investment, product complexity and criticality,
timescales, consistency of purpose, ability to communicate (both
internally and externally), customer involvement, existing
knowledge-base, and many other factors.
The survey takes the premise that reliability techniques contribute to
projects by reducing risk and identifying opportunities to improve a
product, both physically and through improvements to project management.
Knowledge has greater value if it is authoritative, timely, is applied
effectively within a project and is able to reduce effort in future
projects. However, different companies have differing contexts -- their
industries, technologies and market segments will all differ. Only by
fully understanding the contextual placement of reliability techniques
will it be possible to give helpful benchmark feedback.
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Get comprehensive feedback...
Upon conclusion of the survey, all
participants will receive a report of the analysis results, general
guidelines and individual comments.
All surveys will be treated in confidence and will not be divulged to
any other agency, either completely or in part, in any form that would
permit identification of the respondent. The University of Warwick
regularly conducts confidential research and, if required on an
individual basis, would comply with reasonable specific agreements upon
request. Any such request should be made to Les Warrington (contact
All completed surveys will be treated in strict confidence. You can
download the survey form (in *.pdf format) from the Web or request a
printed survey package.
Download Survey Form (*.pdf)
(click the links to open the documents in your Web browser or
right-click the links and select to save each *.pdf file)
- Survey Form and
Explanatory Cover Folder
Request Printed Survey Package
Senior Fellow (Quality & Reliability)
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom