A closed-loop based framework for design requirement management

Zhinan Zhang, Xuemeng Li, Zelin Liu

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    Requirement management plays a crucial role in determining a successful engineering design project. The focus of current requirement research is on the development of requirement elicitation, analysis and formalization methods and tools. Moreover, the existing requirement research often pays attention to the fuzzy front end of product design process. In fact, there exists more needs for requirement knowledge at each stage of a product lifecycle and requirement also has its own lifecycle. However, the research in the field of engineering design lack of a framework to support requirement management from product lifecycle, and requirement and requirement management lifecycle views. This paper highlights the importance of requirement lifecycle management and aims at closing the requirement information loop in product lifecycle. Then, it addresses the requirement management in engineering design field with focusing on the dynamics nature and incomplete nature of requirements. Finally, a closed-loop based framework is proposed for requirement management in engineering design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMoving Integrated Product Development to Service Clouds in the Global Economy. Proceedings of the 21st ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering
    EditorsJianzhong Cha, Shuo-Yan Chou, Josip Stjepandić, Richard Curran, Wensheng Xu
    PublisherIOS Press
    Publication date2014
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-439-8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-440-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event21st ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering - Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China
    Duration: 8 Sept 201411 Sept 2014
    Conference number: 21


    Conference21st ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering
    LocationBeijing Jiaotong University
    Internet address
    SeriesAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering


    • Requirement management
    • Requirement lifecycle
    • Closed-loop
    • Engineering design


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