Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 1997


Dundar F. Kocaoglu

Course Title

Management of Engineering and Technology

Course Number

EMGT 520/620


After a decade of cultural change that took product engineering groups from drafting boards, through two dimensional CAD systems, and into the world of three-dimensional design, we see that any doubts regarding acceptance of digital design technology have evaporated. These doubts are replaced with a savvy user community that does not accept, as they did a few years ago, whatever the latest SW/HW revision was and purchase based upon the providers’ recommendations. Instead, providers are responding to increasingly precise requirements as defined by the users. Beyond SW development, we see integration of applications onto common platforms, such that once autonomous groups within organizations are dynamically linked through various distributive technologies. Beyond integrated systems, the trend is for seamless integration which makes systems architecture completely invisible to users.


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