CLASSIFICATION OF METHODS FOR THE INDICATION OF CHANGE PROPAGATION - A LITERATURE REVIEW
Engineering changes (EC) are an unavoidable part of product development and are both source of innovation and costs. An aspect of ECs is their risk of propagating. Engineering change propagation (ECP) occur wherever there are dependencies within the product and thus a change to one part of the system triggers subsequent changes in other parts. Literature provides various methods to support designers at handling unwanted ECP. Hence, these methods apply to different scopes and intend at answering different questions. This paper aspires a summary of esttablished methods for the indication of ECP.