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Change propagation in large technical systems

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dc.contributor.advisor Olivier L. de Weck. en_US
dc.contributor.author Giffin, Monica L. (Monica Lee) en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-03T15:25:08Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-03T15:25:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/42351
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design and Management Program, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 76-77). en_US
dc.description.abstract Propagation of engineering changes has gained increasing scrutiny as the complexity and scale of engineered systems has increased. Over the past decade academic interest has risen, yielding some small-scale in-depth studies, as well as a variety of tools aimed at aiding investigation, analysis and prediction of change propagation. This thesis applies many of the methods and seeks to apply and extend prior reasoning through examination of a large data set from industry, including data from more than 41,000 change requests (most technical, but others not) over nearly a decade. Different methods are used to analyze the data from a variety of perspectives, in both the technical and managerial realms, and the results are compared to each other and evaluated in the context of previous findings. Macro-level patterns emerge independent of smaller scale data patterns, and in many cases offer clear implications for technical management approaches for large, complex systems development. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Monica L. Giffin. en_US
dc.format.extent 110 p. en_US
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 en_US
dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title Change propagation in large technical systems 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 234177126 en_US


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