System Failure Propagation

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System Failure Propagation


Document and assess how failures in Models and Product components propagate to other components and other systems, and what damage they may cause there. Incorporate such information in Failure Mode risk assessments and implementation of Graceful Failures and Kill Switches.


To (a) prevent blind spots and cascading failures and (b) provide essential input for creating mitigation measures with a minimum of uncontrolled side-effects.

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