The influence of product complexity on team performance within NPD

Fain, N. and Žavb, R. and Vukašinović, N.; Culley, Stephen J. and Lindemann, Udo and McAloone, Tim and Weber, Christian and Marjanović, Dorian, eds. (2016) The influence of product complexity on team performance within NPD. In: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference. Proceedings of the International Design Conference, 4 . The Design Society, HRV, pp. 2069-2080. (

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This paper explores the influence of product complexity on team performance. A longitudinal case study of a Masters course European Global Product Realisation, where 4 universities collaborate on product development projects is used to study the phenomenon. 4 different projects are explored, where in 2 of them teams worked on the full product development process for a particular product and 2 projects where several teams worked on a single product, thus the focus was on developing specific modules of the same product, due to its complexity.