Goal-Oriented Data Collection Framework in Configuration Projects

Sara Shafiee, Lars Hvam, Katrin Kristjansdottir

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    This article proposes a systematic framework for data collection when executing Product Configuration System (PCS) projects. Since the data collection in PCS is one of the most time consuming tasks, a systematic framework to handle and manage the large amount of complex data in the early stages of the PCS project is needed. The framework was developed based on the current literature in the field and revised during testing at a case company. The framework has proven to provide a structural approach for data collection, which saved the company both time and money in the initial phases of the PCS project. The framework consists of five steps, which are; establishing a goal and the methods for stakeholder analysis, categorize and group the data collection, prioritizing of products and functionalities, collection and validation of the data by domain experts and finally analysis, documentation and maintenance in the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization and Co-Creation
    Number of pages16
    Publication date2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event8th World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation - Montreal, Canada
    Duration: 20 Oct 201522 Oct 2015
    Conference number: 8


    Conference8th World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation
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    • Data collection
    • Product configuration system
    • Stakeholders
    • Data acquisition


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