ADAPTIVE SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
This paper considers product development as a complex, dynamic system. Within this system, certain characteristics of an object system are synthesised within several processes by an action system in order to fulfil required properties. The high dynamics of these processes are determined by several contradictions: From the different systems, the requirements and their ongoing changes as well as from the interrelation of intuitive/opportunistic and structural/methodical episodes in engineering design. With the new approach described here, which has been derived from system theory and complexity management, a holistic, adaptive feedback planning and managing becomes possible.