Retrospective Analysis of Engineering Change Iterations—A Case Study on Reducing Engineering Changes by Defining Target Values for Engineering Design

  • Niklas KattnerEmail author
  • Aleksej Trepatschko
  • Gert Assmann
  • Lucia Becerril
  • Udo Lindemann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 513)


In the development of technical systems, engineering changes nowadays are more a rule than an exception and can take a big share of the overall capacity of a design project. Thus, reducing avoidable changes can have a huge impact the overall project performance. Hence, knowledge of companies about change iterations can reveal performance lacks in development projects. This paper therefore presents an industrial case study using past change information to reduce engineering change iterations. Hence, it briefly introduces the applied method and describes the procedure to reduce change iterations as well as the findings within the company’s environment in detail.


Engineering change management Engineering design Engineering performance 



We thank the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft—DFG) for funding this project as part of the collaborative research center „Sonderforschungsbereich 768—Managing cycles in innovation processes—Integrated development of product-service-systems based on technical products“.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niklas Kattner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aleksej Trepatschko
    • 1
  • Gert Assmann
    • 2
  • Lucia Becerril
    • 1
  • Udo Lindemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Kelvion Holding GmbHBochumGermany

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