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Design Project Optimization

TitleDesign Project Optimization
Publication TypeWorking Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsChachere, J
Date Published12/2004
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, Coordination, Decision Analysis, Design, Organization Models, Planning, Process Models, Product Models, Risk Analysis, Simulation, Stanford University, VDT, Virtual Design Team
AbstractThis paper presents a quantitative algorithm that jointly optimizes diverse and interdependent decisions that shape a collaborative engineering venture of limited scope and duration. Planning decisions include product component and subsystem configuration; organizational participants and structure; processes of design, collaboration, and testing; and environmental elements including design norms, incentives, and facilities. We formulate project effectiveness and constraints in algebraic, domain-extensible terms, and integrate within the nonlinear optimization two established methods that originally addressed isolated problem aspects.
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