INFORMATION MODELS USED TO MANAGE ENGINEERING CHANGE: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE 2005-2010
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: Ahmad, Naveed; Wynn, David C; Clarkson, P John
Section: Design Processes
Engineering change is a significant part of any product development programme. These changes can arise at many points throughout the product life-cycle, resulting in rework which can ripple through different stages of the design process. Managing change processes is thus a critical aspect of any design project, especially in complex design. Through a literature review this paper shows the diversity of information models used by different change management methods proposed in the literature. The papers are discussed and a classification framework for organising these change management approaches is presented.