Requirements-based development of improved engineering change management method.

Caldwell, Nicholas and Hamraz, B and Wynn, D.C and Clarkson, P.J (2013) Requirements-based development of improved engineering change management method. Journal of Engineering Design, 24 (11). pp. 765-793. ISSN 1466-1837

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering change management, Change propagation, Requirements, Functional reasoning, Benchmarking
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Kristina Hearnden
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 14:54
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 14:54

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