Standardization of Development Processes in a Global Consortium
In engine development, the assurance of features and certain characteristics plays a pivotal role.
To ensure that the requirements imposed on hardware and software are fulfilled in different stages, the particular state is already checked during development.
These assurance procedures can sometimes be very complex and their successful execution can depend on a variety of external factors. Likewise, these procedures are characterized by a recurring pattern and can thus be standardized well. Activities that are often carried out repetitively in different development projects can be adopted in the company’s knowledge management system and thereby form a database that can collect and consolidate employees’ experiences.
Synergies can be identified and the testing sequence can be constantly designed more efficiently. Along with the actual execution, this type of standardization also contains planning information, resource allocation, procurement processes, and the necessary commissioning, as well as documentation in order to ensure a smooth and successful testing sequence.
In this way, a corporate standard for development activities can be established and communicated to suppliers and partners both international and domestic. Such a global standard created in-house can also serve as a benchmark for cooperations, joint ventures, and suppliers.
This way, expertise is kept within the company, testing within the scope of development is performed with minimalized frictional losses and maximized synergy effects, and a standard for in-house product development is set at the global level.
The creation of these standards, their management, and maintenance, as well as the development of the underlying methodology requires controlling and project management. This especially involves the establishment of committees, scheduling with specialists, and the coordination of the needs resulting from development with the generation of the respective standards.