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Coordination approaches and systems - part I: a strategic perspective

Whitfield, R.I. and Coates, G. and Duffy, A.H.B. and Hills, W. (2000) Coordination approaches and systems - part I: a strategic perspective. Research in Engineering Design, 12 (1). pp. 48-60. ISSN 0934-9839

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This is the first part of a two-part paper presenting a fundamental review and summary of research of design coordination and cooperation technologies. The theme of this review is aimed at the research conducted within the decision management aspect of design coordination. The focus is therefore on the strategies involved in making decisions and how these strategies are used to satisfy design requirements. The paper reviews research within collaborative and coordinated design, project and workflow management, and, task and organization models. The research reviewed has attempted to identify fundamental coordination mechanisms from different domains, however it is concluded that domain independent mechanisms need to be augmented with domain specific mechanisms to facilitate coordination. Part II is a review of design coordination from an operational perspective.