Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes [electronic resource] / edited by Peter Heisig, P. John Clarkson, Sandor Vajna.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London, 2010Description: XII, 213 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781849961998Subject(s): Engineering | Computer science | Engineering design | Engineering economy | Economics | Engineering | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing | Business/Management Science, general | Models and Principles | Engineering DesignAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.5 LOC classification: TA177.4-185Online resources: Click here to access online
Engineering Process Management in Theory -- What is a Process Model? Reflections on the Epistemology of Design Process Models -- Uniqueness and the Multiple Fractal Character of Product Engineering Processes -- Approaches for Process Attendant Property Validation of Products -- Managing Complex Engineering Processes -- An Approach Towards Planning Development Processes According to the Design Situation -- Process Model Based Methodology for Impact Analysis of New Design Methods -- Design Process Planning by Management of Milestones and Options with a Design Attainment Model -- The Effect of Uncertainty on Span Time and Effort Within a Complex Design Process -- Evaluating the Positive and Negative Impact of Iteration in Engineering Processes -- Managing Product and Process Information -- An Operational Perspective for Capturing the Engineering Design Process -- Sparse Data Estimation in Complex Design Processes -- Deriving Event Graphs through Process Mining for Runtime Change Management -- Assessment of Design Tools for Knowledge Capture and Re-use -- Engineering Process Management in Practice -- Modelling the Quality of Engineering Designs -- Continuous Improvement of Mechatronic Product Development Processes -- Interactive Visualisation of Development Processes in Mechatronic Engineering -- Management of a Design System in a Collaborative Design Environment Using PEGASE -- Towards a Robust Process for Integrating Innovations into Vehicle Projects.
This first book on Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes (MMEP) presents leading national and international research in the fields of engineering design, process modelling in engineering design and product development, and innovation management selected for the first international conference MMEP 2010. Innovative processes for design of products and services are more and more considered as an organisational capability which is recognised as increasingly important for business success in today’s competitive environment. However, academia and management need to gain a more profound understanding of these processes and and develop better management approaches to exploit such business potential. This book showcases the current research in this field and is structured into four parts from theory towards organisational practice: • Engineering Process Management in Theory • Managing Complex Engineering Processes • Managing Product and Process Information • Engineering Process Management in Practice This book was triggered by a series of industry workshops with representatives from leading companies from within the manufacturing, service and healthcare sectors from Germany, Sweden and the UK in order to identify future research needs. It hopefully marks the starting point for further research and discussion within the Special Interest Group MMEP of the Design Society.