Express engineering change management

Eli Kolberg, Yoram Reich*, Ilya Levin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Change is perhaps the most persistent aspect of product development. It could arise from external input that must be overcome but also from an explicit choice for improvement. In spite of this general appreciation, the management of engineering changes in development processes is lacking. Only recently this subject has started to attract a growing number of studies attempting to tame the impact of change on development processes. We propose that a plan for addressing change must include the use of carefully designed collection of design methods, termed design methodology. Such methodology must be tailored to the particular design context. We demonstrate through a case study, in the context of a high school mechatronics design course, that such a methodology leads to highly effective engineering change management. We conjecture that similar practices would be effective in industrial settings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design
StatePublished - 2007
Event16th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2007 - Paris, France
Duration: 28 Jul 200731 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design
VolumeDS 42

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2007
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period28/07/0731/07/07

Keywords

  • Agility
  • Design methodology
  • Design rationale
  • Fault tolerant design
  • Knowledge management
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics
  • Robust design

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