Consideration of Uncertainties in the Product Development Process

  • J. Reitmeier
  • T. Luft
  • K. Paetzold
  • S. Wartzack
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Modern product development processes are characterized by a high complexity and division of work. In addition, the cooperation of different engineering disciplines is needed to achieve the required product functionality. Therefore, product development is predominantly done in parallel and distributed processes. Disruptions in development projects that may result in a delayed development and time-consuming iteration cycles are the logical consequence if interfaces of individual work steps respectively processes are not sufficiently described or standardized. In addition, presumed minor changes to a single component often have an effect on a vast variety of overall system properties. As a result, the effect of wrong decisions and unnecessary iterations increases.


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The authors thank the German Research Foundation (DFG) for supporting this joint research project with the subprojects “Product-oriented process management – iterations management based on a property-based product maturity” and “Product-oriented process management – Simulation planning for a process attendant validation of product functionality”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Reitmeier
    • 1
  • T. Luft
    • 2
  • K. Paetzold
    • 1
  • S. Wartzack
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität der Bundeswehr MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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