Two engineers discussing standards affecting product testing: Test Plan Development.

"CIRAS helped us get to the right questions to answer to ensure our product would be successful.
We would not be where we are now without them. We saved months."

- Dave Harvey, President of WindSmart

How to Write a Product Test Plan

Evaluating a new product or part should always begin with development of a test plan. CIRAS routinely walks Iowa companies through this essential step by asking a few key questions:

Every product or process involves multiple variables that can alter the performance of the item being evaluated. The challenge is figuring out which variables will have the strongest effect.

Design of Experiments (DOE) is a proven methodology that uses statistical analysis to determine which variables have the greatest influence. The DOE process includes:

To seek guidance with product testing or to schedule a no-cost assessment, contact your Regional CIRAS Strategic Advisor or Project Manager John Roberts.

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