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Collaborative Product Development: A collaborative decision-making approach
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering. (IPL)
2009 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalens Högskola , 2009. , p. 129
Series
Mälardalen University Press Licentiate Theses, ISSN 1651-9256 ; 99
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-5616ISBN: 978-91-86135-16-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-5616DiVA, id: diva2:208401
Presentation
2009-01-30, Filen, Smedjegatan 37, Eskilstuna, 10:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2009-03-18 Created: 2009-03-18 Last updated: 2013-08-27Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. EFFICIENT DECISION-MAKING IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Open this publication in new window or tab >>EFFICIENT DECISION-MAKING IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
2007 (English)In: Proceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design, vol DS 42, 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Product development projects need to be managed in a timely and efficient manner in the present competitive business environment. The authors of this work argue that the commonly used product development models do not fully meet this demand, and the decision-making process needs to be made explicit. This work mainly focuses on the product development process. Two companies were studied using case study research. The aim of the case study was to identify key factors affecting the decision-making process in product development. The type of collaboration used in these two companies was also investigated in order to identify the influence it had on the decision-making process of each. The two companies had different views of the decision-making process which were related to their level of development process knowledge. Common factors affecting the decision-making process in product development were divided into ten categories: (1) Handling of requirements, (2) Experience of projects, (3) Organizational aspects, (4) Project management, (5) Top management, (6) Knowledge, (7) Risk management, (8) Information systems, (9) Communication, and (10) Change management.

Keywords
decision-making, product development efficiency, co-operation
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-4586 (URN)1904670024 (ISBN)978-190467002-5 (ISBN)
Conference
16th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2007; Paris; 28 July 2007 through 31 July 2007
Available from: 2009-01-02 Created: 2009-01-02 Last updated: 2013-03-21Bibliographically approved
2. MODELLING DECISION-MAKING IN COMPLEX PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Open this publication in new window or tab >>MODELLING DECISION-MAKING IN COMPLEX PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2008, 10th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia / [ed] Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N., Dubrovnik, 2008, p. 1129-1138Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One challenge today for companies lies in finding the right approach to measuring and continuously improving the current state of a company’s product development process. The task of continuously improving the performance demands the successful management of information, communication, cooperation and decision-making in a context of uncertainty, which is a highly complex task in itself. To be able to manage a complex product development system in an appropriate way, the authors have identified three important interdependent aspects of product development. The aspects are decision-making, uncertainty and performance. These aspects form the foundation for the suggested model which is intended to be used by engineering design researchers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dubrovnik: , 2008
Keywords
Decision-making, uncertainty, performance, complex product development, and PDOPM
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-4587 (URN)2-s2.0-84861508172 (Scopus ID)978-953-6313-89-1 (ISBN)
Conference
10th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 19 May 2008 through 22 May 2008
Projects
xpres
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2009-01-02 Created: 2009-01-02 Last updated: 2013-12-04Bibliographically approved
3. Decision-Focused Product Development Process Improvements
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Decision-Focused Product Development Process Improvements
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'09), Vol. 1: Design Processes / [ed] Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U., 2009, p. 37-48Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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 decisionmaking 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 decisionmaking 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.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Innovation and Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-9130 (URN)000301952000004 ()978-1-904670-05-6 (ISBN)
Conference
17th International Conference on Engineering Design Location: Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA Date: AUG 24-27, 2009
Funder
XPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
Available from: 2010-03-03 Created: 2010-03-03 Last updated: 2013-08-27Bibliographically approved

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