Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 1994


Dundar F. Kocaoglu

Course Title

Project Management in Engineering & Technology

Course Number

EMGT 545/645


This project is to describe concurrent engineering and show how it can be used to improve product development projects. Some basic aspects of concurrent engineering is studied, including comparison with traditional methods, quality function deployment, and concurrent development teams. First, concurrent engineering is introduced and compared with traditional management philosophy. Some of the benefits of concurrent engineering are described; then, a major tool used in concurrent engineering: quality function deployment ; the roles and communication within the project team, and comparison of this with and industry example; some examples of successful use of CE in product development organizations.


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