A self-assessment tool for implementing concurrent engineering through change management
Criado por Lígia Barini de Matos (
Universidade Federal de São Carlos - UFSCar ) em 26 de Novembro de 2008 - 08:56.
A review of various tools for assisting organisations to implement Concurrent Engineering (CE) found they tend to operate independently from each other, rather than being integrated to rigorously manage the change towards effective assessment and deployment. A new workbook style tool is proposed, which is based on a self-assessment model to enable the implementation of CE through a change management strategy. The combination of self-assessment and change management enables the simultaneous measurement and deployment of practices, which can assist organisations in the project management of product development, and lead to the identification of further improvements to rigorously manage the transition to CE. The new tool described was implemented at London Taxis International (a large sized UK based automotive company) and led to the creation of a formalised new product introduction process, implementation of a project management system, and enhanced teamworking at the company.
Case study, Concurrent engineering, New product introduction, Self-assessment, change management, product development, project managment.
AINSCOUGH, M.; NEAILEY, K.; TENNANT, C. A self-assessment tool for implementing concurrent engineering through change management. In International Journal of Project Management, v. 21, n. 6, p. 425-431, 2003.