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Modelling the planning system in design and development

de Lessio, MP and Wynn, DC and Clarkson, PJ (2017) Modelling the planning system in design and development. Research in Engineering Design. pp. 1-23.

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© 2017 Springer-Verlag London Ltd. Engineering design and development projects involve a multitude of plans in various formats. Such documents are created, used and updated throughout a project. We argue that the interactions among plan documents, their content, their stakeholders and the planning processes can be usefully perceived as a planning system. The planning system is instrumental in coordinating a design and development project and thus strongly influences how it unfolds. In this article, a survey tool is developed to assess a planning system from its stakeholders’ perspective. Results from the survey are analysed using Multiple-Domain Matrix (MDM) methodology to derive insights and suggestions for improvement. The approach is developed and demonstrated through a case study in a company that develops advanced electronic scientific instruments.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 20:20
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 04:20
DOI: 10.1007/s00163-017-0272-5