A METHOD FOR THE SITUATION-SPECIFIC EVALUATION OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS MODELS
There is a broad range of PDP models, and decision-makers face the problem how to identify the best-suited model for the specific situations of their organisations. Based on a literature search for requirements and influences to be considered in a PDP model evaluation, 33 criteria are established, and a eight-step evaluation method is described. The method is positively evaluated by academic experts, and is successfully applied on 3 PDP models in 2 case studies. It is highlighted that influences on and requirements for PDP models can vary in industrial product development situations.