My company is looking to improve our DFMEA process. Currently we define our risks in an FMEA session where we list the components and discuss them one at a time and assign risks based on functions & requirements. This typically creates a very long list of risks and we end up spending an exhaustive amount of time assigning RPM values to items that are not major risks. I am thinking that it would be better to have a Peer review of the design concept and allow a group of experienced engineers discuss the major risks and restrict the DFMEA content to just those big risks. It seems to me that we spend so much time and effort looking at every possible risk that it makes the entire process drudgery and it becomes a "check in the box" of our product development process and the high risk items do not get the focused attention and critical thinking required to mitigate them. In short, I'd like to hear from the community about how you identify your design risks for your DFMEA and any methods you may use to "filter out" the minor risks to avoid wasting time.