Identification of Promising Connecting-Points between Product Lifecycle- and Project Management

DS 58-6: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 6, Design Methods and Tools (pt. 2), Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Roelofsen, Julia; Anwander, Carolin; Lindemann, Udo
Section: Design Methods and Tools
Page(s): 405-414

Abstract

Today´s product development usually takes places in a project organization. But the "worlds" of product data and project management are not linked good enough yet to enable optimal development cycle times, cost and product quality. There are software tools implemented that support the handling of product data and others that support project management but the link between both is not implemented satisfactory up to now. This contribution takes a look at possible connection points between both worlds from three different points of view. It wants to give a hint on where a connection between Product Lifecycle Management and project management would have the most positive effects but does not introduce an interface between both types of software tools.

Keywords: Product Lifecycle Management, Project Management

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