This book is designed to be easy‐to‐read and a perfect tool for busy individuals. This unique text provides an introduction to the new concept of Failure Mapping by comparing archetypal functions in an organization that enjoys the benefits of Failure Mapping to one that does not. Through the use of helpful examples, it conveys how those in different roles can have their effectiveness improved with access to historical Failure Maps that describe past failures. While few of these concepts are brand new, the approach used ties established concepts together in a new and all‐inclusive manner. This resource describes the process used to create Failure Maps that connect Malfunction Reports (Function ‐ Behavior) with Failure Modes (Component ‐ Condition) to assist users in clearly understanding the most likely final disposition based on the initial report and statistics which are produced by past experience. This text will be especially useful to apprentice Reliability Engineers, Maintenance and Reliability Managers, Engineering Managers, Plant and Corporate Senior Staff and Executives who are looking for methods of performance enhancement, as well as Consultants who may want to augment their work portfolio with the benefits provided by this tool.