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Concurrent Engineering Teams
Volume I: Main Text
David A. Dierolf
Karen K. Richter
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Preface

This paper specifically addresses the management and organizational issues surrounding concurrent engineering teams and their meetings and identifies the types of computer support that would be beneficial to the group problem solving activities of the concurrent engineering teams.

This paper was reviewed by Dr. Paul Richanbach, Strategy, Forces and Resources Division (SFRD), Dr. Dick Cheslaw, Cost Analysis Research Division (CARD), and Dr. Jim Pennell, Computer and Software Engineering Division (CSED), Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA).

PREFACE ................................................................................................................... 1ii
ACKNOW LEDEMENT ............................................................................................. v
GLOSSARY ................................................................................................................ ix
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ......................................................................................... ES-1
1. INTRODUCTION ................................................................ " ............................ I-1
A. Background ................................................................................................. 1-2
B. Approach ..................................................................................................... 1-4
C. Report Overview ......................................................................................... 1-5
II. CONCURRENT ENGINEERING AND TOTAL QUALITY
M ANAGEMENT .............................................................................................. 1I- 1
A. A Process Orientation and a Commitment to Continual Improvement ...... 11-3
B. A Focus on Customer Satisfaction .............................. 1-4
C. A Scientific Approach to Problem Solving ................................................ 11-5
D. An Emphasis on Human Resources and Teamwork, Including
Continued Education and Training ............................................................. 11-5
E. Strong Management Commitment and Leadership .................................... 1-7
III. CONCURRENT ENGINEERING TEAM S .................................................... n -1
A. Corporate Organizational Structure ............................................................ 11-2
B. Teams of Teams .......................................................................................... 11-4
C. Team Management ..................................................................................... Ir -6
D. Team Membership .................................................................................... M1 -8
1. Team Leadership ................................................................................ III-10
2. Collocation ......................................................................................... n II-1I
E. TEAM M EETINGS .................................................................................... I1n -12
1. Agenda and Minutes .......................................................................... I-12
2. Facilitator and Recorder ....................................................................... 1rn-13
3. Meeting Room .................................................................................. n 111-15
IV. COMPUTER SUPPOPRT) OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING 3 TEAM MEETINGS ....... IV-1
A. Single-User Software ................................................................................. IV-2
B. Single-Operator Software ........................................................................... IV-3 U
C. Decision Rooms .......................................................................................... IV-4
V. FINDINGS AND RESEARCH RECOMMENDATIONS .............. V-1
A. General Findings ........................................................................................ V-1 h
1. Relationship Between Total Quality Management and
Concurrent Engineering ..................................................................... V-1
2. Communication as the Key to Concurrent Engineering ....................... V-2
3. Computer Support for Team Meetings ................................................ V-2 U
B. Areas for Additional Research .................................................................... V-3
1. Documentation of the Decision Process ............................................... V-3 i
2. Lessons Learned About the Concurrent Engineering Process .............. V-4
3. Performance Evaluation of Concurrent Engineering Team Members ............................................................................................... V -5
4. Training Requirements for Concurrent Engineering Team
Members ............................................................................................... V -6
REFERENCES ............................................................................................................ R-1

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