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Foundations of an Agile Design Methodology

Matthews, PC; Lomas, CDW; Armoutis, ND; Maropoulos, PG

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CDW Lomas

ND Armoutis

PG Maropoulos


Modern design projects typically are undertaken concurrently in a virtual enterprise network of expert design and manufacturing agents. The general need for agile response in turbulent environments is well documented and has been analysed at the manufacturing 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 four-level classification scheme for the severity of unexpected events is proposed. Each event level is illustrated with a design scenario. A Monte Carlo-based simulation tool is proposed for work redeployment policy analysis.


Matthews, P., Lomas, C., Armoutis, N., & Maropoulos, P. (2006). Foundations of an Agile Design Methodology. International journal of agile manufacturing, 9(1), 29-38

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2006
Deposit Date Aug 14, 2008
Publicly Available Date Aug 14, 2008
Journal International journal of agile manufacturing.
Print ISSN 1536-2639
Publisher International Society of Agile Manufacturing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 1
Pages 29-38
Keywords Agile, Design, Unexpected events, Concurrent engineering.
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