An Approach to Identify Optimal Phases of NPD Processes to Integrate Stakeholders

ICORD 09: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Research into Design, Bangalore, India 07.-09.01.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Kirschner,Rafael; Kain,Andreas; Lindemann,Udo; Gunkel,Jennifer; Klendauer,Ruth; Schneider,Michael; Wastian,Monika
Section: Design - Knowledge - and Product Lifecycle - Management
Page(s): 232-238


Not only users of technical products but also other stakeholders such as purchasers, technicians etc. have the knowledge and experience to support new product development processes and to increase the probability of successful innovation projects. This paper presents an approach to identify the pivotal process phases within theNPDprocess to integrate this kind of external information. The approach consists of a combined application of interview methods (time line technique), supporting hardware tools (AKINET whiteboard) and already existing mathematical modeling tools (design structure matrices and clustering algorithms). The approach has been applied to a number of past innovation projects in order to identify coherences between innovation network patterns and the optimal process phases to integrate stakeholders

Keywords: Stakeholder Analysis, Innovation Networks, New Product Development (NPD) Process


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