Performing Changes in Product Development: an Implementation Framework with Keys
2000 (English)In: Journal of engineering design (Print), ISSN 0954-4828, E-ISSN 1466-1837, Vol. 12, no 3, 172-190 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Industrial product development requires continuous improvements in work procedures as a result of constantly changing demands. Support tools have proven to be an oft chosen way to meet new demands; however, few research efforts have been made in how to implement new tools. This article is a contribution to knowledge on carrying out the implementation of support tools. The basis consists of four field studies performed during 1994–1999, containing 78 qualitative research interviews and focusing on the implementation and use of different support tools. A re-analysis has been performed of selected interviews from the field studies, in total 30 interviews. This resulted in recommendations for an implementation framework, consisting of an Implementation Cycle, Organizational Change Field and Managerial Consistence, and five implementation keys: Goal setting, Kowledge Development, Anchoring at All Levels, Suitable Resources and Focus on the Individual.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 12, no 3, 172-190 p.
Change, Continuous improvements, Product development, Support tools
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-13700DOI: 10.1007/s001630050032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-13700DiVA: diva2:326618
QC 201006232010-06-232010-06-232010-06-23Bibliographically approved