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Decision Focused Product Development Process Improvements

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper

Venue:

International Conference of Engineering Design. 2009, ICED


Abstract

Currently, there is little or no methodology or methods available to “process improvers” in product development which focus on decision-making fundamentals in order to improve the performance of decision-making within the product development process. In order to support product development process improvements, it is important to develop knowledge about how the collaborative decision-making process can be viewed holistically and include its relation to performance aspects. The objective of this research is to investigate what elements characterize a collaborative decision-making system and what enables the management of the system. The research investigates these two aspects through a literature review and a case study at a large Swedish company. A Rich Picture is developed in order to clarify the relationship between fundamental decision-making aspects, performance, the process levels, and the product development organization. The descriptive case study identifies what actors consider to affect collaborative decision-making and exposes the competencies needed in order to manage the collaborative decision-making process.

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Eriksson1604,
author = {Joakim Eriksson and Anette Brannemo},
title = {Decision Focused Product Development Process Improvements},
month = {August},
year = {2009},
booktitle = {International Conference of Engineering Design. 2009, ICED},
url = {http://www.ipr.mdh.se/publications/1604-}
}