Structuring a Product Development Organization Based on the Product Architecture and Communication
Editor: Browning, T. R.; Eppinger, S. D.; Schmidt, D. M.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Luna, R. R.; Eppinger, S. D.
Section: Analyzing and Managing Organizations, Teams and Individuals
This paper demonstrates a method to structure a complex system development organization based on both the product architecture and the technical communication exchange. This is accomplished using two DSM data sets – one documenting the component interfaces and another capturing the level of cross- functional communication. The clustering analysis utilizes a combined DSM that makes explicit any mismatches between the product and organization architectures and simultaneously clusters interactions in both dimensions.