Accession Number : ADA308114

Title :   DARPA Initiative in Concurrent Engineering (DICE) Phase 5. Collaboration Technologies for Concurrent Engineering.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC HUNTSVILLE AL HUNTSVILLE ENGINEERING CENTE R

PDF Url : ADA308114

Report Date : 02 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Large systems have become far too complex and multidisciplinary to be understood in detail, much less developed by individuals. Recognition of the importance of life cycle engineering has multiplied this complexity. The complex problems arising in system life cycle design and development must be addressed by formal and informal teams, which introduces the issue of productive and harmonious collaboration. MECE was developed to to meet this need. Any list of attributes of environments which foster collaboration starts with shared motivation and goals. MECE can help in reaching these agreements which are essential to success. The users must want and need to work together. The essential attributes of collaboration supported by MECE are: (1) sharing motivation and goals; (2) expressive means to develop, express, and display ideas and issues, and comment on those of others; (3) easy expressive communications over distance and time; (4) shared information/models relating to the task at hand; (5) shared understanding of this information; and (6) accessible shared 'institutional memory'.

Descriptors :   *CONCURRENT ENGINEERING, *LIFE CYCLES, TEST AND EVALUATION, MODELS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MOTIVATION, COMPUTER NETWORKS, RANGE(DISTANCE).

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE