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Requirements-based development of an improved engineering change management method

Hamraz, B and Caldwell, NHM and Wynn, DC and Clarkson, PJ (2013) Requirements-based development of an improved engineering change management method. Journal of Engineering Design, 24. pp. 765-793. ISSN 0954-4828

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Abstract

Engineering changes (ECs) are essential in complex product development, and their management is a crucial discipline for engineering industries. Numerous methods have been developed to support EC management (ECM), of which the change prediction method (CPM) is one of the most established. This article contributes a requirements-based benchmarking approach to assess and improve existing methods. The CPM is selected to be improved. First, based on a comprehensive literature survey and insights from industrial case studies, a set of 25 requirements for change management methods are developed. Second, these requirements are used as benchmarking criteria to assess the CPM in comparison to seven other promising methods. Third, the best-in-class solutions for each requirement are investigated to draw improvement suggestions for the CPM. Finally, an enhanced ECM method which implements these improvements is presented. © 2013 © 2013 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: benchmarking change propagation engineering change management functional reasoning requirements
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:45
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:16
DOI: 10.1080/09544828.2013.834039