By Hugh Jack
Engineering layout, making plans and administration covers engineering layout technique with an interdisciplinary process, concise discussions, and a visible layout. The publication covers the product layout approach within the context of either validated businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups. Readers will become aware of the usefulness of the layout procedure version via functional examples and purposes from around the engineering disciplines.
Author Hugh Jack takes the reader via stages starting from hazard review and want id via specification and specified layout, addressing highbrow estate concerns besides. spotting that layout is a approach in general played in groups, Jack additionally covers undertaking administration and group dynamic issues the place acceptable.
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2012 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 33 34 Chapter 2 Needs Identification and Specifications Customer needs Attributes: - Outcomes oriented. - Perceived. - Concepts. - Numbers. - Fuzzy and concise. Needs identification Methods: - Meetings. - Market research. - Group review. Needs list Attribute: - Some detail. - Functional requirements. - Rough specifications. - Separated requirements. - Needs vs. wants. - Relative importance and value. Specification development Methods: - Meetings. - QFD.
This organization structure allows companywide projects that efficiently share the resources. The cost is that employee expectations and activities must be more carefully controlled. An example of this organization is a construction company. The project managers oversee single building construction but they share the corporate resources for doing concrete, steel, electrical, and excavation work. Businesses approach design projects differently, as shown in the following list. Technical craftsmanship is used for priority when setting specifications and detailed design.
This process goes by different names including framing, problem definition, and scoping. All of the topics in this chapter support the single goal of developing specifications. Well written specifications help to define the project and guide the work. Specifications are developed from the needs. In simple terms the needs are a mixture of quantitative, qualitative, and intangible factors. Needs come from a variety of sources with different motivations and expectations. Examples include: Inventors: A perceived need Entrepreneurs: A project essential to establishing a new business l Sponsors/customers: A group that comes with a previously established need; they may also provide specifications l Yourself: A self-identified project that has some value to solve your own needs l Social: A humanitarian project motivated by helping people in need l Competition: A design objective constrained by contest rules l l It is essential to have a clear understanding of needs, to establish expectations for final deliverables.