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Structural Analysis Crossing Domain Borders

Structural Analysis Crossing Domain Borders

Year: 2011

Section: DSM Methodology and Complexity Management

Editor: Eppinger, S. D., Maurer, M., Eben, K., Lindemann, U.

Author: Mørk, S.K.; Elezi, F.; Lindemann, U.

Section: DSM Methodology and Complexity Management

Pages: 31-44

Abstract

There has been a growing recent interest for domain-spanning dependency analysis of product development systems. Several models for depicting these inter-domain relationships have been provided with the Domain-Mapping Matrix (DMM), and the more comprehensive Multiple-Domain Matrix (MDM), but existing methods are often limited to tackle specific problems. This paper points out some general issues regarding structural analysis between domains, and suggests directions for a generic analysis of inter-domain dependencies. Inspired by General System Theory, three structural criteria are converted into indicators that are comparable, also between system and project borders.

Keywords: Structural complexity management, inter-domain dependencies, Multiple-Domain Matrix, structural analysis, General Systems Theory

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Please note: Due to the sad situation at the moment in Japan, the DSM Conference 2011, originally planned to be held at Kyoto/Japan, has been shifted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The date has been moved to one day earlier than originally planned: September 14 - 15, 2011. Dependency and Structure Modelling (DSM) techniques support the management of complexity by focusing attention on the elements of a complex system and how they are related...

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