Characteristics of successful risk management in product design

Alison Louise Olechowski, Josef Oehmen, Warren Seering, Mohamed Ben-Daya

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The paper reports results of one of the largest empirical studies to-date on the impact of design risk management practices on product design success. Through a survey of 224 practices, 38 (in 7 categories) where found to be statistically significant for at least 3 out of 4 performance metrics. The categories are: 1. Organizational Design Experience; 2. Risk Management Personnel and Resources; 3. Tailoring and Integration of Risk Management Process; 4. Risk-Based Decision Making; 5. Specific Mitigation Actions; 6. Monitoring and Review; and 7. Other ISO Risk Management Principles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign 2012 - International Design Conference
PublisherDesign Society
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International design conference - Hotel Croatia, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201224 May 2012
Conference number: 12


Conference12th International design conference
LocationHotel Croatia
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