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Management of industrialization projects
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Short time-to-market is a key success factor in the todays’ dynamic business environment and many companies are trying to improve their product development processes. A challenge is to develop products according to the time plan and at the same time keeping the cost low and the quality high. This study focuses on the project management within the product development process in an automotive industry. The background of this study started as a request from the research and development department at the automotive company, which led to the following questions; 1) what are the most crucial factors for project success? 2) How can these factors contribute to a more successful outcome? 3) How can project management decrease product development lead time by sharing knowledge? The research approach is a case study and the data collection consist of interviews and questioners at two companies connected to project management in product development projects. Spider charts are created from the collected data containing eleven dimensions to show similarities and differences between the project managers working within the research and development department as well as between the two companies. The main conclusions are that there is a need to allow a certain level of flexibility when managing projects, in order to more easily handle late changes. Being involved in a project from the concept phase could facilitate the product development activities later on, due to a deeper understanding regarding previous decisions. Further, knowledge sharing methods, such as databases, has to be designed to be suitable for a specific organization and user friendly which enables the users to more easily search for specific types of knowledge. Lastly, a low level on the detailed focus is shown to be another success factor, however, in some cases there is still a need of this detailed focus to solve specific problems but the details may never become a higher focus than the holistic view.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keywords [en]
Management, Industrialization, Knowledge sharing, Team, Trust, Product development, flexibility, success factors, concept phase, industrialization phase, Volvo Car Corporation, Vattenfall Research and Development AB
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31796ISRN: JU-JTH-PRS-2-20160021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31796DiVA, id: diva2:971865
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Volvo Car Corporation
Subject / course
JTH, Production Systems
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Studien är gjord hos Volvo Car Corporation och Vattenfall Research and Development AB har använts som benchmarkingföretag.

Available from: 2016-12-08 Created: 2016-09-19 Last updated: 2016-12-08Bibliographically approved

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