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Authors:Sebastian Schlund: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Safety Engineering University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
Nico Müller: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Safety Engineering University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
Publication title:Developing Quality: Managing Requirements over the Entire Product Life Cycle
Conference:11th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organizational Development Attaining Sustainability From Organizational Excellence to SustainAble Excellence, 20–22 August, 2008 in Helsingborg, Sweden
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:033
Article No.:064
Abstract:Purpose: The consequent alignment of organizations efforts on requirements towards customer satisfaction sets out the fundament for corporate success. To achieve this objective, the entire life cycle of a product (PLC – Product Life Cycle) has to be considered as relevant for product development. Within the PLC, requirements appear in different instances. Looking comprehensively at the product development process, it seems straightforward to document the information collected during the life cycles of different products and to make it accessible for future development projects.

Approach: This paper presents an approach to reasonably consider, document and link requirements with requirement-relevant instances in order to achieve an improvement to product development. This approach ensures the use of an up-to-date requirement set at each stage of the entire PLC by instantaneously taking upcoming information into account.

Originality/Value: Although the consequent structuring of requirement-relevant instances allows the selective allocation by relevance, all information is documented so that this provides advantages to subsequent projects. With the “reuse” of requirements, this information comes into focus again and the consequent and structured documentation offers the possibility to improve the initial requirement set and therefore to start with a better information base.

Findings: Employing a continuous consideration of requirements, today’s problems in product development may be resolved and the development process may be adjusted to future needs.

Language:English
Keywords:Requirements management, Product development process, Product life cycle
Year:2008
No. of pages:12
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/033/064/ecp0803364.pdf
Available:2008-12-09
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Sebastian Schlund, Nico Müller (2008). Developing Quality: Managing Requirements over the Entire Product Life Cycle, 11th QMOD Conference. Quality Management and Organizational Development Attaining Sustainability From Organizational Excellence to SustainAble Excellence, 20–22 August, 2008 in Helsingborg, Sweden http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=033;article=064 (accessed 9/2/2014)