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Design Process Improvement: A review of current practice / Edition 1

Design Process Improvement: A review of current practice / Edition 1

by John Clarkson, Claudia EckertJohn Clarkson


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vi The process is important! I learned this lesson the hard way during my previous existence working as a design engineer with PA Consulting Group's Cambridge Technology Centre. One of my earliest assignments involved the development of a piece of labo- tory automation equipment for a major European pharmaceutical manufacturer.Two things stick in my mind from those early days – first, that the equipment was always to be ready for delivery in three weeks and,second,that being able to write well structured Pascal was not sufficient to deliver reliable software performance. Delivery was ultimately six months late,the project ran some sixty percent over budget and I gained my first promotion to Senior Engineer. At the time it puzzled me that I had been unable to predict the John Clarkson real effort required to complete the automation project – I had Reader in Engineering Design, genuinely believed that the project would be finished in three Director, Cambridge Engineering weeks.It was some years later that I discovered Kenneth Cooper's Design Centre papers describing the Rework Cycle and realised that I had been the victim of “undiscovered rework”.I quickly learned that project plans were not just inaccurate,as most project managers would attest,but often grossly misleading,bearing little resemblance to actual development practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781852337018
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 12/17/2004
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Review of Current Practice
Models of Design
Models of Designing
Design Planning and Modelling
Systems Engineering
Perspectives on Design
Requirements Engineering
Human Resources
Artificial Intelligence for Design Process Improvement
Thinking and Representing in Design
Design Practice
Communication in Design
Engineering Change
Risk in the Design Process
Design for X
Design Management
Engineering Knowledge Management
Quality Management
Workflow for Design
Integrated New Product Development
Product Portfolio Management
The Transfer of Methods into Industry Part II: Design Centres
University of Bamberg
University of Bath
University of Cambridge
Carnegie Mellon University
Darmstadt University of Technology
Delft University of Technology
Technical University of Denmark
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Grenoble
University of Karlsruhe
Loughborough University
University of Magdeburg
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Technische Universität München
University of Newcastle
Stanford University
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
University of Strathclyde
University Technology Partnership, Cambridge
Texas Christian University
Politecnico di Torino
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
University of Washington

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