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structural complexity management

Structural Analysis Crossing Domain Borders

Mørk, S.K.; Elezi, F.; Lindemann, U. // 2011

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....

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Systematic Knowledge Transfer Based on Knowledge Correlations

Maurer,Maik // 2011

The in-house knowledge represents a decisive competitive factor for many enterprises. Employees’ amount of knowledge increases and gets more and more interlinked. As well, knowledge is often concentrated at single employees and the fluctuation of employees increases. For these reasons the effective knowledge transfer between employees poses a major...

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An Approach on Customized Lecturing Based on a Dependency Model

Maik Maurer, Marc Gilbert, Philipp Herzberger // 2012

This paper introduces an innovative teaching approach, which provides customized curricula for students without being too resource-demanding for lecturers. Students of several disciplines attend the lecture "Complexity Management for Industrial Application". In the past, a selection of methods has been extracted from the topic of complexity management...

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A META MODEL OF THE INNOVATION PROCESS TO SUPPORT THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS USING STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT

Kortler, Sebastian; Lindemann, Udo // 2011

The innovation process is characterized by numerous interactions of numerous domains. Cyclic interdependencies intensify the pressure in terms of quality and schedule, causing shortened testing phases, frequent releases of new models, and thus hardly calculable risks. Structural Complexity management is established in order to avoid wrong decisions,...

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STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT USING DOMAIN-SPANNING STRUCTURAL CRITERIA

Kortler, S.; Diepold, K. J.; Lindemann, U. // 2010

Manufacturing technical products implies complex design processes and complex product architectures. One perspective is to characterize products and their design processes by their underlying structures. Comparing and evaluating these structures makes it necessary to interpret underlying patterns, different structural criteria and then evaluate their...

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A More Flexible Way of Modeling Structure With Multiple Domains

Kortler, K.; Helms, B.; Shea, K.; Lindemann, U. // 2011

During the planning and development process of innovative products diverse changes of the product architecture occur. Changes are often discovered in the late phases of the product development process and lead to costly modifications of all affected parts of the system and consequently into change impacts of used models. The widely used hierarchically...

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Identifying uncertainties within structural complexity management

Kasperek, Daniel; Kohn, Andreas; Maurer, Maik // 2013

Structural complexity management (StCM) is an established methodology to manage complexity within engineering design. Complexity management is necessary if complexity for example due to shorter product life cycles and manifold customer requirements cannot be handled anymore. The application of StCM on complex systems is often challenging. Various uncertainties...

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Application of DSM in the field Organizational Psychology

Fink, S.; Kasperek, D.; Reif, J.; Kugler, K.; Brodbeck, F.; Maurer, M. // 2015

As organizations face many challenges such as globalization or a dynamic and complex environment, new forms of collaboration have emerged like Multiteam Systems (MTS). MTS can be described as complex networks of teams, working together in order to reach an overall goal. The phenomenon of MTS has been studied in the field of Organizational Psychology....

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Improving Organizational Design and Diagnosis by Supporting Viable System Model Applications with Structural Complexity Management

Elezi, F.; Resch, D.; Tommelein, I.D.; Lindemann, U. // 2013

This paper explores the applicability of Structural Complexity Management (StCM) on organizational design and diagnosis. As basic structural model for efficient management of organizations the Viable System Model (VSM) is used. The VSM represents a structural model based on Management Cybernetics (MC) theory that describes the structure of all viable...

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A Viable System Model Perspective on Variant Management based on a Structural Complexity Management Approach

Elezi, F.; Resch, D.; Tommelein, I. D.; Bauer W.; Maurer, M.; Lindemann, U. // 2014

This paper explores the applicability of Structural Complexity Management (StCM) on organizational design and diagnosis. As basic structural model for efficient management of organizations the Viable System Model (VSM) is used. The VSM represents an alternative organization model based on Management Cybernetics (MC) theory that describes the structure...

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