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structural complexity management

Structural Analysis Crossing Domain Borders

Mørk, S.K.; Elezi, F.; Lindemann, U. // 2011

Structural Analysis Crossing Domain Borders There has been a growing recent interest for domain-spanning dependency analysis of product development systems. Several models for depicting these inter-domain relationships have been provided with the Domain-Mapping Matrix (DMM), and the more comprehensive Multiple-Domain Matrix (MDM), but existing methods are often limited to tackle specific problems. This paper points out some general issues regarding structural analysis between domains, and suggests directions for a generic analysis of inter-domain...

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Systematic Knowledge Transfer Based on Knowledge Correlations

Maurer,Maik // 2011

Systematic Knowledge Transfer Based on Knowledge Correlations The in-house knowledge represents a decisive competitive factor for many enterprises. Employees’ amount of knowledge increases and gets more and more interlinked. As well, knowledge is often concentrated at single employees and the fluctuation of employees increases. For these reasons the effective knowledge transfer between employees poses a major challenge for modern enterprises. The new approach to systematic knowledge transfer is based on the acquisition of amentor’s objects and dependencies...

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An Approach on Customized Lecturing Based on a Dependency Model

Maik Maurer, Marc Gilbert, Philipp Herzberger // 2012

An Approach on Customized Lecturing Based on a Dependency Model This paper introduces an innovative teaching approach, which provides customized curricula for students without being too resource-demanding for lecturers. Students of several disciplines attend the lecture "Complexity Management for Industrial Application". In the past, a selection of methods has been extracted from the topic of complexity management and imparted to students. This selection represents a trade-off between the different interests and needs of students. While some of them are familiar...

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A META MODEL OF THE INNOVATION PROCESS TO SUPPORT THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS USING STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT

Kortler, Sebastian; Lindemann, Udo // 2011

A META MODEL OF THE INNOVATION PROCESS TO SUPPORT THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS USING STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT The innovation process is characterized by numerous interactions of numerous domains. Cyclic interdependencies intensify the pressure in terms of quality and schedule, causing shortened testing phases, frequent releases of new models, and thus hardly calculable risks. Structural Complexity management is established in order to avoid wrong decisions, instable processes and error-prone solutions. Therefore, Structural Complexity Management evaluates system’s characteristics by analyzing system’s...

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STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT USING DOMAIN-SPANNING STRUCTURAL CRITERIA

Kortler, S.; Diepold, K. J.; Lindemann, U. // 2010

STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT USING DOMAIN-SPANNING STRUCTURAL CRITERIA Manufacturing technical products implies complex design processes and complex product architectures. One perspective is to characterize products and their design processes by their underlying structures. Comparing and evaluating these structures makes it necessary to interpret underlying patterns, different structural criteria and then evaluate their impacts. There are many structural criteria describing patterns included in single domains. This paper closes the gap of interpreting domain-spanning...

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A More Flexible Way of Modeling Structure With Multiple Domains

Kortler, K.; Helms, B.; Shea, K.; Lindemann, U. // 2011

A More Flexible Way of Modeling Structure With Multiple Domains During the planning and development process of innovative products diverse changes of the product architecture occur. Changes are often discovered in the late phases of the product development process and lead to costly modifications of all affected parts of the system and consequently into change impacts of used models. The widely used hierarchically modeling approach is one particular limitation of common modeling techniques. Promising combinations of domains which are not considered in early modeling...

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Identifying uncertainties within structural complexity management

Kasperek, Daniel; Kohn, Andreas; Maurer, Maik // 2013

Identifying uncertainties within structural complexity management Structural complexity management (StCM) is an established methodology to manage complexity within engineering design. Complexity management is necessary if complexity for example due to shorter product life cycles and manifold customer requirements cannot be handled anymore. The application of StCM on complex systems is often challenging. Various uncertainties affect this stage as the final design and properties are not clear yet. A lot of other factors such as the quality of the available information,...

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Improving Organizational Design and Diagnosis by Supporting Viable System Model Applications with Structural Complexity Management

Elezi, F.; Resch, D.; Tommelein, I.D.; Lindemann, U. // 2013

Improving Organizational Design and Diagnosis by Supporting Viable System Model Applications with Structural Complexity Management This paper explores the applicability of Structural Complexity Management (StCM) on organizational design and diagnosis. As basic structural model for efficient management of organizations the Viable System Model (VSM) is used. The VSM represents a structural model based on Management Cybernetics (MC) theory that describes the structure of all viable systems. Companies operating in dynamic environments strive for viability, therefore incorporation of VSM into their structure is essential. However,...

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COMBINING STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT AND HYBRID DYNAMICAL SYSTEM MODELLING

Diepold, K. J.; Biedermann, W.; Eben, K. G. M.; Kortler, S.; Lohmann, B.; Lindemann, U. // 2010

COMBINING STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT AND HYBRID DYNAMICAL SYSTEM MODELLING This paper presents an approach, which combines structural and dynamical models to form a unified system model. Thereby, both dynamical and structural complexity can be analysed simultaneously. First, a short review on current research in structural and dynamical modelling is presented. Major interfaces between structural and dynamical modelling are shown and used to generate a new modelling process. A new hybrid modelling paradigm is introduced. Finally, a simple example is shown, in order to highlight...

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ON THE APPLICABILITY OF STRUCTURAL CRITERIA IN COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT

Biedermann, Wieland; Lindemann, Udo // 2011

ON THE APPLICABILITY OF STRUCTURAL CRITERIA IN COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT Companies face challenges due to increasing complexity through shorter product life cycles, manifold costumer requirements, more solution options and discipline-spanning collaboration. During the development of complex systems efficient tools for analysis and for assessment of solutions are necessary. A common approach is structural analysis, which can be applied in early development phases. System structures are analyzed with structural criteria such as cycles and clusters. Manifold criteria have...

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