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A Systematic Approach to Model Objectives in Predevelopment Projects

Richter, Thilo Oliver 1; Albers, Albert 1; Gesk, Johannes Willi 1; Witt, Jan-Hendrik
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


This contribution presents a systematic for the elicitation of objectives and the utilization of objectives to identify reference products. The systematic is based on existing meta models. The model of objectives as proposed in this research eases decision-making and outlines the next validation activities. A key success factor is the project transferability between teams, which is often necessary in predevelopment. This is ensured through comprehensibility of objectives which benefits from the linkage between the model of objectives and the knowledge base. The proposed systematic is applied to a predevelopment project which is used as case study. In the case study it has been shown that objectives can be used to identify reference products. The approach is validated in a live-lab setting with seven engineering teams with six graduate students, two engineers of an industrial partner and a research associate. Several workshops were used to train all members of the teams in the systematic. The effects of the systematic are assessed in dedicated interviews, a survey as well as with observation of the engineering teams during milestones and engineering activities between milestones.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000117668
Veröffentlicht am 11.03.2020
DOI: 10.1017/dsi.2019.142
Zitationen: 2
Zitationen: 2
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Produktentwicklung (IPEK)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 07.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2220-4342
KITopen-ID: 1000117668
Erschienen in Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design
Verlag Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Band 1
Heft 1
Seiten 1363–1372
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2019; Delft; Netherlands; 5 August 2019 through 8 August 2019
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 26.07.2019
Schlagwörter Integrated product development, Systems Engineering (SE), Requirements
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