How can you keep reliability issues off of your to-do list? Change your process. There is typically too much testing of products after build. Reliability improvement and growth tests (test, analyze, and fix) concept have had limited success, but added significant cost and time. The new paradigm must be to shift the focus during engineering and manufacturing development (E&MD) from 'pass test' to 'good design' prior to completion of technology development. For more information, please contact Walt Tomczykowski, firstname.lastname@example.org.