Modelling the planning system in design and development
Research in Engineering Design
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De Lessio, M., Wynn, D., & Clarkson, J. (2019). Modelling the planning system in design and development. Research in Engineering Design, 30 (2), 227-249. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00163-017-0272-5
© 2017 Springer-Verlag London Ltd. Engineering design and development projects involve a multitude of plans in various formats. Such documents are created, used and updated throughout a project. We argue that the interactions among plan documents, their content, their stakeholders and the planning processes can be usefully perceived as a planning system. The planning system is instrumental in coordinating a design and development project and thus strongly influences how it unfolds. In this article, a survey tool is developed to assess a planning system from its stakeholders’ perspective. Results from the survey are analysed using Multiple-Domain Matrix (MDM) methodology to derive insights and suggestions for improvement. The approach is developed and demonstrated through a case study in a company that develops advanced electronic scientific instruments.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00163-017-0272-5
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/277066