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Malfunction

Definition:

A System has a Malfunction when it does something not intended, or not desired, according to its design/construction specification, or according to reasonable Stakeholder expectations (even though there may be no official specification about that expectation). Malfunctions are undesired outputs (including no outputs) from a “real” System.

Alternative Names

Concept Number: *275
English Master: Malfunction
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none

Detailing

Error/Slip -> (Specification-Issue) -> Specification-Defect -> Fault/Bug/System Defect -> Malfunction

Classes
• System Malfunction: entire System malfunctions.
Component Malfunction: a Component of a System malfunctions.


Illustrations

none


Type

Risk-Analysis



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This Concept entered by Diane O'Brien.
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Created by system. Last Modification: Tuesday 19 of November, 2013 12:19:46 CET by Kai Thomas Gilb.