مجلة البشائر الاقتصادية
Volume 5, Numéro 3, Pages 888-903

Managing Change Propagation In Product Development Projects Based On The Similarity Of Propagation Effects

Authors : Kherbachi Sonia .

Abstract

Engineering changes in the development of the product is a challenging issue to address the customer needs and the dynamic of markets. To incorporate the requirements-driven change propagation for efficient recommendation redesign strategies, this paper presents an innovative design process to solve two key problems: how to establish the change prediction method (CPM) and how to identify components that incorporate similar changes of the product. For measuring the component’s potential propagation paths, we build a structural model to address design changes using a product design structure matrix (DSM). Then, from the combined change propagation measure that incorporates the influence of intermediate components, we build the similarity matrix of the product. Results on an industrial case study show an efficient recommendation design strategies within component’s similarity by using the random walk with restart algorithm.

Keywords

Product Development ; Design Structure Matrix ; Change Prediction Method ; Random Walk Algorithm ; Project Management