MONITORING A PROPERTY BASED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT – FROM REQUIREMENTS TO A MATURE PRODUCT
DS 68-1: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 1: Design Processes, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Clarkson, P.J.
Author: Krehmer, Hartmut; Meerkamm, Harald; Wartzack, Sandro
Section: Design Processes
Increasing customers` requirements as well as changing market demands are just two examples for influences that result in an increasing complexity of technical products. To assure the fulfilment of all requirements an effective monitoring of product development is essential. Monitoring is often done by observance of required time and caused costs, and does not take into account product’s functionality, properties or behaviour. This contribution introduces a framework which allows combining different approaches for efficient monitoring of product development by focusing the products’ properties from requirements to a mature product. Therefore, at first a short introduction in property based product development is given and a model for property based development is introduced, before existing methods for evaluating and monitoring product development are depicted. After that an introduction in monitoring product development is given and approaches are integrated into the model of property based product development with regard to their capabilities and focuses. This results in an approach for a monitoring of property based product development from requirements to a mature product.