Many never think of creating “Integration Test Objectives” during an FMEA. But that time can be the opportune time to create these test objectives when immersed in the context of the different Architecture Design Block and their functions. Integration tests can possibly be used to justify low likelihood for a given failure mode.
In the past integration test were defined much later in the development process after or as the prototype comes to life. Then the test creator must go back to the documentation (mostly the FMEA) and spend time to re-establish architecture context. As our objective is to save total engineering time, it makes sense to define integration tests during the FMEA.