An Investigation of Handling of Goal Specifications in Product Development

Claus Thorp Hansen, Nikolaj H. Jensen

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    It is widely accepted that setting up goal specifications is a prerequisite for successful product development. However, the knowledge about how goal specifications are set up and applied in industrial practice is modest. In this paper we will describe an empirical investigation of the handling of goal specifications in two product development projects, which were carried out in two Danish industrial companies. The aim of the investigation is to identify patterns in the handling of specifications, i.e. expose how goal specifications are set up, and how they are broken down gradually as design work progresses. The result of the investigation is the identification of a characteristic pattern of transformations for a goal specification during a development project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesign for Integration in Manufacturing
    Place of PublicationAalborg
    PublisherAalborg University & Technical University of Denmark
    Publication date1998
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event13th Integrated Productions Systems Research Seminar - Aalborg University, Fuglsoe, Denmark
    Duration: 20 Apr 199821 Apr 1998
    Conference number: 13


    Conference13th Integrated Productions Systems Research Seminar
    LocationAalborg University
    OtherNo exact date found but held in 1998.

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