Test Method Validation (TMV) Made Easy – Part 1

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Note. It is not a requirement to attend both TMV webinars.

Course description

How do you know you have quality if you cannot reliably measure what you are doing? Are you afraid of complex statistical concepts and procedures? These two webinars will help you to evaluate your measurement systems, diagnose problems, and fix them. How is it “made easy”? This first webinar will provide a User’s Manual to apply valid statistical software to a TMV methodology. The software will yield simple metrics to evaluate the measurement system and graphical tools to identify problem areas and fix them. It’s as simple as that!

Participants receive a working knowledge of Test Method Validation (TMV), also known as: Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Gauge R&R (GR&R). Concepts covered are also applicable to Analytical Procedures. The names are not important, the application of this very valuable statistical methodology is essential for a quality system. Thus, the valid statistical techniques satisfy requirements of: the US FDA’s QS and cGMP Regulations, ISO 13485:2016, and ICH Q2(R1). In particular, the TMV/MSA/GR&R methodology is vitally important for Design Control, Process Validation and Analytical Procedures.

This is the first of two vital webinars on the subject. Part 1 will cover TMV/MSA/GR&R for Variable Measurements. Part 2 will cover Attribute (e.g., pass/fail) Measurements. We will cover the details of application together with some examples of best practices in industry. Analysis results and graphics from popular statistical software programs will be illustrated. Participants will gain a working knowledge of how to organize a Variable TMV, collect data, analyze the results, and improve the measurement system. The presenter’s “keep-it-simple” approach will avoid statistical complexity – participants do not need to have a background in statistics.

Program objectives

This webinar will provide a working knowledge of the principles and application of Variable TMV/MSA/GR&R. As such, participants will:

  • Be able to quickly analyze results, diagnose problems, and improve a measurement system
  • Learn the quality metrics and industry standards used to evaluate the effectiveness of a measurement system
  • Know how to interpret the output from popular statistical software tools
  • Understand how to apply this valuable methodology in Design Control and Process Validation


  • Fundamentals of TMV / MSA / GR&R
    • Definitions & Terminology
    • Quality System Regulation & Guidance Documents
    • Significant Trends and FDA Warning Letters
  • Variable TMV Introduction
    • Quality Metrics
    • Cost of a Poor Measurement System
    • Sample Size Considerations
  • User’s Manual for Variable TMV
    • Set Up & Data Collection
    • Reviewing Metrics and Graphics
    • Examples from Industry
  • Question and Answer Period

Who should attend

This webinar is targeted to professionals concerned with the application of valid statistical tools and methods to meet requirements of regulatory agencies and industry standards. As such, the content should have great value to individuals in industry who are involved with: research and development; new product development; process development; manufacturing, process, and quality engineering; operations; quality assurance; and regulatory compliance. In addition, managers and members of the leadership team will see how value is added to a product or process by applying this valuable methodology.


There are no prerequisites for these webinars. No background in statistics is necessary. That is the foundation of our “keep-it-simple” approach.


IndustryMedical Device
LevelBasic, Intermediate

Peter L. Knepell




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