When it comes to the type of complex development projects common in mechanical engineering or plant construction, efficient and effective project execution is constantly being disrupted by problems arising from the need to coordinate the efforts of various different disciplines, from changes in customer requirements, or from inadequate product specifications. As a result, the employees involved in a project often feel they are working in a chaotic, uncontrollable environment, and they judge their own processes to be unproductive.
The need for new solutions and concepts that bolster project management is clear. One promising approach is to consider the entire development process consistently from a services perspective. Not only does this help managers better understand process problems, it also brings to light other ways to deal with them that have a much broader reach than traditional project management methods. Services experts from Fraunhofer IAO and Drees & Sommer chose just such an innovative, service-oriented approach in carrying out their investigations.
Fraunhofer IAO is hosting an event on September 24, 2013 dedicated to productive management of complex development projects and featuring innovative solutions for companies. If you are interested in taking part in this event, please get in touch with the contact person listed below.Kathrin Schnalzer
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