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Challenges in identifying the knock-on effects of engineering change

Ariyo, Owolabi O.; Eckert, Claudia M. and Clarkson, P. John (2009). Challenges in identifying the knock-on effects of engineering change. International Journal of Design Engineering, 2(4) pp. 414–431.

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Engineering changes can necessitate further changes to other components, which can cause severe delays to schedules and overstretch resources. Predicting the effects of a change effectively can be challenging, depending on the modelling framework and process adopted for interrogating a design. This paper examines the limits of change prediction with existing tools, describes different patterns of change propagation and discusses the challenges in predicting their occurrence. It argues that the effectiveness of predictions can be improved by accounting for effects of organisational aspects of change when predicting propagation paths.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Unknown
ISSN: 1751-5882
Keywords: engineering change management; change propagation paths; change prediction; engineering changes; engineering design; design engineering
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 23387
Depositing User: Claudia Eckert
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2010 15:34
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 14:57
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