RE-DESIGNING PD PROCESS ARCHITECTURE BY TRANSFORMING TASK NETWORK MODELS INTO SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELS
Managing product development processes is complex due to the many factors from different process abstraction levels that influence process behaviour and performance. In this paper, an integrated simulation and analysis framework is proposed to combine the detailed process-architecture view of task network models with the high-level perspective of the system dynamics modelling approach. Through an illustrative example the feasibility and usefulness of our approach is demonstrated. In addition, a simulation-and-selection method is applied to show how managers can be supported in decision making.