What is Reliability Coaching?
Reliability coaching is one-to-one or small team discussions lead by an experienced reliability engineer (me) focused on achieving an agreed upon goal for the coaching program.
If you want to – rapidly accelerate your reliability engineering skills and your influence, – quickly build a reliability program, – or improve the organization’s reliability culture then coaching may be just right for you.
Reliability coaching provides you a quick and effective way to learn quickly the skills you need today and in the coming weeks or years.
The idea is to provide you just the right bit of knowledge to confidently accomplish today’s tasks. You leverage my experience while increasing your credibility.
Though reliability coaching you get to:
- Use best practices for your current situation
- Learn how to effectively use a wide range of reliability engineering tools
- Increase your ability to influence decision making to improve reliability
- Increase your mastery and confidence using advanced reliability engineering tools
- Avoid course or conferences that involved travel time plus generalized discussions
- The results include efficient use of your time focused on doing what will provide the highest value to you and your team right now.
Being an effective reliability engineer allows you to decrease product failures, improve customer satisfaction and increase market share.
A typical reliability coaching program
The initial meeting should be in person, if possible. We discuss your goals for yourself and your reliability program. We get to know each other and begin to create a plan for the coaching program, including major milestones and a rough timeline. Then we meet weekly (phone, teleconference, video conference, as agreed) to discuss today’s and the immediate future’s challenges and next steps.
These focus on what you need and often includes discussions on:
- How to use reliability engineering tools such as FMEA or HALT
- How to build a reliability program plan – how to build a reliability program
- How to find and analyze essential reliability performance data
- How to be an effective communicator (writing, presenting, & meetings)
- How to prioritize on most valuable reliability activities for your situation
We set a regular time each week to talk. This is supported by quick calls for questions, updates, changes, etc. Plus, you have access to me with email also for questions or just to explore an idea.
You can have me review documents, reports, test plans, project plans, vendor data, etc. I’ll comment and make recommendations which we can discuss.
I separate my consulting practice from coaching by not doing the original research or creating documents.
You have direct access to me and we’re under a non-disclosure agreement so we can discuss program and project details.
Initially, I recommend we hold regular sessions for at least 4 months, then on a month to month basis, as needed.
How to get started?
Give me a call or send an email.