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Coordination approaches and systems - Part I: a strategic perspective

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Robert Whitfield, Professor Graham Coates


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This is the first part of a two-part paper presenting a fundamental review and summary of research of design coordination and cooperation technologies. The theme of this review is aimed at the research conducted within the decision management aspect of design coordination. The focus is therefore on the strategies involved in making decisions and how these strategies are used to satisfy design requirements. The paper reviews research within collaborative and coordinated design, project and workflow management, and, task and organization models. The research reviewed has attempted to identify fundamental coordination mechanisms from different domains, however it is concluded that domain independent mechanisms need to be augmented with domain specific mechanisms to facilitate coordination. Part II is a review of design coordination from an operational perspective.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Whitfield RI, Coates G, Duffy AHB, Hills B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Research in Engineering Design - Theory, Applications, and Concurrent Engineering

Year: 2000

Volume: 12

Issue: 1

Pages: 48-60

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 0934-9839

ISSN (electronic):

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s001630050023


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