A MATRIX REPRESENTATION OF THE CPM/PDD APPROACH AS A MEANS FOR CHANGE IMPACT ANALYSIS
This contribution describes an approach to analyse the impacts of engineering changes using a new form of representing the Characteristics-Properties Modelling/Property-Driven Development (CPM/PDD) approach. First, some general remarks about Engineering Change Management (ECM) as well as the ECM process will be made. Then, the CPM/PDD approach will be introduced. In the main part, inspired by the Design-Structure Matrix (DSM) and Matrix-FMEA, the authors introduce the matrix-representation of CPM/PDD (Matrix-CPM/PDD) which enables them to analyse the impacts of engineering changes with a lower perceived complexity.