Who are you fooling with MTBF Predictions?
All models are wrong, some are useful. ~ George E. P. Box
If you know me, you know I do not like MTBF. Trying to predict MTBF, which I consider a worthless metric, is folly.
So, why the article on predicting MTBF?
Predicting MTBF or creating an estimate is often requested by your customer or organization. You are being specifically asked for MTBF for a new product.
You have to come up with something.