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A Methodology for Negotiating Change Propagation in Agile Design.

Matthews, PC; Lomas, CDW; Maropoulos, PG


CDW Lomas

PG Maropoulos


H. Andersin

A. Verma


Modern design projects are typically undertaken concurrently in a virtual enterprise network of expert design and manufacture agents. The general need for agile response in turbulent environments is well documented and has been analysed at the manufacture phase. This paper proposes a framework to enable analysis of an agile design methodology. This models the occurrence of an unexpected event in a concurrent design project. The redistribution of the design work can be controlled within the virtual enterprise and the total redistribution impact can be measured. A trial design experiment is conducted, and a qualitative analysis is performed based on Work Transformation Matrix (WTM). A design negotiation process based on the WTM is proposed.


Matthews, P., Lomas, C., & Maropoulos, P. (2006). A Methodology for Negotiating Change Propagation in Agile Design. In H. Andersin, & A. Verma (Eds.),

Conference Name 9th International Conference on Agile Manufacture
Conference Location Norfolk, VA (USA)
Publication Date 2006-08
Publisher International Society for Agile Manufacturing
Keywords unexpected events, change mitigation, Work Transformation Matrix
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