Defining the scope for a PFMEA can be more difficult than for a
DFMEA because a process often has more elements to cover than a
Your PFMEA team will be most effective when the scope of
the FMEA is well-defined.
The PFMEA Scope Worksheet provides your
team with the necessary information to clarify and fully understand
the scope of the study.
If the scope of a PFMEA seems too big,
your team should consider breaking it up into two or three
Once your FMEA team has defined the scope
of the PFMEA, you should complete the FMEA Team Start-Up Worksheet.
The worksheet will help clarify roles and responsibilities and
define boundaries of freedom for the team.