Product Development Process Modeling: State of the Art and Classification

  • Carolina Román AmigoEmail author
  • Diego Rodrigues Iritani
  • Henrique Rozenfeld
  • Aldo Ometto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)


Process modeling is a set of activities to be followed to create one or more models of a process for a certain purpose. Some modeling methods are more suitable for a given purpose than others, an essential fact to remember when choosing a modeling method. Some literature reviews about product development process modeling and their purposes are available on the literature; however, none of them intend to deplete the subject. Therefore, this research aims to provide a state of the art about product development process modeling methods and propose a detailed and comprehensive classification of them based on their purposes. To this end, a systematic literature review is conducted, followed by the elaboration of a matrix that relates modeling methods to their purposes. The resulting matrix can serve as a starting point for the elaboration of a framework for modeling method selection.


product development process models process modeling process representation process visualization models purposes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolina Román Amigo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Diego Rodrigues Iritani
    • 1
  • Henrique Rozenfeld
    • 1
  • Aldo Ometto
    • 1
  1. 1.Production Engineering DepartmentUniversity of São PauloSão CarlosBrazil

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