Title: Proposition of the project management framework through integration of the knowledge and information of the collaborative decision-making processes

Authors: Marija Jankovic, Julie Le Cardinal, Jean-Claude Bocquet

Addresses: Industrial Engineering Department, Ecole Centrale Paris, Grande Voie des Vignes, 92295 Chatenay-Malabry, France. ' Industrial Engineering Department, Ecole Centrale Paris, Grande Voie des Vignes, 92295 Chatenay-Malabry, France. ' Industrial Engineering Department, Ecole Centrale Paris, Grande Voie des Vignes, 92295 Chatenay-Malabry, France

Abstract: The first phase in new product development process is a specific phase. It is a phase of project definition. It is also a collaborative decision-making phase. In this phase the project objectives are to be defined and thus it is very difficult to manage this phase with classic project management tools. In this paper, we propose a new project management tool structure. This tool was developed upon the collaborative decision-making information capitalisation in order to structure and organise this phase. The necessary information in this tool is identified by a model developed using the systemic approach.

Keywords: collaborative decision making; new product development; NPD; project management; decision making information; collaboration; project definition.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2009.024183

International Journal of Product Development, 2009 Vol.8 No.2, pp.109 - 121

Published online: 28 Mar 2009 *

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