Knowledge Management in Product Generation Development – an empirical study

DFX 2014: Proceedings of the 24th Symposium Design for X: Bamburg, Germany 1-2 Oktober 2014

Year: 2014
Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold, Sandro Wartzack
Author: Albers, A.; Bursac, N.; Urbanec, J.; Lüdcke, R.; Rachenkova, G.
Series: DfX
Institution: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Section: Wissensbasiertes Konstruieren
Page(s): 13-24
ISBN: 978-3-941492-79-0


In the context of this contribution, the term-product generation development is defined with the help of the systems theory approach and distinguished from already existing terms. Within the scope of the empirical study, the need for a definition of product generation development is confirmed and put into the context of knowledge management. Hereby, it can be demonstrated that developers often reuse a big share of components despite having a bad overview of the completed projects. One solution lies in the product structure, which does not change a lot, and, thus, a reference system model can be created in order to link corresponding information to this model.

Keywords: Product Generation Development, Knowledge Management, Empirical Study, Early Stages

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