DEFINING AN ADAPTIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY
To generate company-specific, project-specific and individualised methodical supported product development processes, influences from the context of product development have to be considered. Recent literature provides sets of context criteria as basis for characterising development situations and gives sparse hints in how far characteristics of product development processes should change. The proposed approach towards an adaptive methodology should allow a more flexible and more detailed adaptation to the development context. Subdividing the methodology into modules enables local teams to adapt as practitioners their part of the methodology.