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A method for improving overlapping of testing and design

Tahera, Khadija, Earl, Chris F. and Eckert, Claudia (2017) A method for improving overlapping of testing and design. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, PP (99). pp. 1-14. ISSN 0018-9391

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Abstract

Testing is a critical activity in product development. The academic literature provides limited insight about overlapping between upstream testing and downstream design tasks, especially in considering the qualitative differences between activities that are overlapped. In general, the existing literature treats two overlapped sequential activities as similar, and suggests optimal overlapping policies, techniques, and time–cost assessment. However, this case study-based research identifies that the overlapping of upstream testing with downstream design activities has different characteristics than the overlapping of two design activities. This paper first analyzes the characteristics that affect the overlapping of upstream testing and downstream design activities, and then proposes a method to reduce the time of rework in cases where the upstream testing is overlapped with subsequent redesign phases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
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Depositing User: Khadija Tahera
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 15:01
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 15:12
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/31452

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