Models and Tools for Managing Development Processes

  • Bernhard Westfechtel

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1646)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 3-50
  3. Management of Development Processes: State of the Art

    1. Pages 53-65
    2. Pages 67-97
    3. Pages 99-133
    4. Pages 135-144
    5. Pages 145-154
  4. A Management System for Mechanical Engineering

  5. Toward an Adaptable Environment for Modeling and Managing Development Processes

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 379-418

About this book


The development of products in disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, or software engineering is a challenging task. Costs have to be reduced, the ti- to-market has to be shortened, and quality has to be improved. Skilled engineers andsophisticatedtoolsforsupportingtechnicalworkarenecessaryprerequisites, yettheyarenotsu?cientformeetingtheseambitiousgoals.Inaddition,thework of developers must be coordinated so that they cooperate smoothly. To this end, the steps of the development process have to be planned, an engineer executing a task must be provided with documents and tools, the results of development activities have to be fed back to management which in turn has to adjust the plan accordingly, the documents produced in di?erent working areas have to kept consistent with each other, etc. This book reports on models and tools for managing development processes. It provides both a survey of the current state of the art and presents our own contributions. The material covered in this book is based on research in di?- ent engineering disciplines (mechanical, software, and chemical engineering). It presents a uni?ed view on the management of development processes in these disciplines.


Development process management chemical engineering chemical engineering management systems development process management systems development process tools mechanical engineering mechanical engineering management systems modeling process management environments software development

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Westfechtel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science IIIAachen University of TechnologyAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66756-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46708-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
IT & Software