NPD Jargon Buster: Anticipatory Failure Determination (AFD)

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Anticipatory Failure Determination (AFD) is a failure analysis method used in product development.

Anticipatory Failure Determination (AFD) is a failure analysis method used in product development.Anticipatory Failure Determination (AFD) is a failure analysis method used in product development.

AFD is a failure analysis method that starts from a particular failure of interest as the intended consequence and tries to devise ways to assure that the failure always happens reliably. The information gleaned from this process is then used to develop ways to better identify steps to avoid failure. In product development, AFD can be used to help assess risks and make decisions about product design and processes. By understanding how and why failures occur, developers can take steps to mitigate risks and improve product quality.

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