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The use of process metrics to evaluate product development projects

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dc.contributor.advisor Warren Seering. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kellam, Benjamin A. (Benjamin Alexander), 1972- en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-24T18:15:12Z
dc.date.available 2006-03-24T18:15:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/30052
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design & Management Program, 2004. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 72). en_US
dc.description.abstract Product development success is an important strategic factor in today's business environment. The ability to accurately predict the outcome of product development projects would be a useful strategic tool. This research will use a product development process assessment survey called "Perform" to evaluate project success and also evaluates the effectiveness of the "Perform" survey. Two abilities of the survey are evaluated. The first is the consistency of the responses from different members of the development team. The second is the ability of the survey to predict the outcome of the project. The survey is evaluated by applying the survey to two projects that have been completed. The results of each respondent are compared for consistency. The results of the project are also compared to the results of the survey to gauge the predictive ability of the survey. Perform was found to provide fairly consistent responses from members of the development team. The survey did a good job of predicting project outcome. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Benjamin A. Kellam. en_US
dc.format.extent 115 p. en_US
dc.format.extent 4974653 bytes
dc.format.extent 4974461 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title The use of process metrics to evaluate product development projects en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 55621049 en_US


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