DOCUMENTING TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS DURING THE CONCEPTUALISATION STAGES OF AEROENGINE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
In order to deliver a high quality product, the stakeholder requirements have to be agreed and documented during the conceptualisation stage of product development. This is a critical step since this documentation provides the foundations for successful design. This paper provides a model of how an original equipment manufacturer documents the technical specifications of its civil aeroengines during the conceptualisation stage. The encapsulation of the external and internal stakeholder requirements will be presented. The process of how these top-level documents are decomposed and disseminated through the organisation will also be outlined. A discussion of the associated problems with the documentation process will be provided.