ABB experiences of boosting controlling and monitoring activities in collaborative production

Maarit Tihinen, Päivi Parviainen, Tanja Suomalainen, K. Karhu, M. Mannevaara

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Abstract

In globally distributed projects, successful product development requires companies to pay special attention to project management and controlling activities during the projects' life cycle. If controlling activities are not done well, the productivity of product development decreases. This is due to, e.g., unnecessary work caused by unclear responsibilities, missing information, and not managed dependencies. This paper highlights ABB experiences in boosting globally distributed project management activities by integrating those actions to the portal of the company. The case showed that the implemented reporting practices together with other improvement actions such as enhanced process descriptions, practices and engineering tools, reduced the unnecessary or free work done at ABB by even 45%. This successful result was achieved by careful current state analysis where the requirements and goals for improvement actions were defined. The improvement actions were defined by discussions with essential interest groups as well as considering the best practices and research results from the literature
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ICGSE 2011
Subtitle of host publicationSixth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages1-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-4503-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1140-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event6th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2011 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 15 Aug 201118 Aug 2011

Conference

Conference6th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2011
Abbreviated titleICGSE 2011
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period15/08/1118/08/11

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Project management
Product development
Monitoring
Life cycle
Industry
Productivity

Keywords

  • collaboration management
  • global product development
  • project management

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Tihinen, M., Parviainen, P., Suomalainen, T., Karhu, K., & Mannevaara, M. (2011). ABB experiences of boosting controlling and monitoring activities in collaborative production. In Proceedings of the ICGSE 2011: Sixth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (pp. 1-5). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGSE.2011.12
Tihinen, Maarit ; Parviainen, Päivi ; Suomalainen, Tanja ; Karhu, K. ; Mannevaara, M. / ABB experiences of boosting controlling and monitoring activities in collaborative production. Proceedings of the ICGSE 2011: Sixth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2011. pp. 1-5
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ABB experiences of boosting controlling and monitoring activities in collaborative production. / Tihinen, Maarit; Parviainen, Päivi; Suomalainen, Tanja; Karhu, K.; Mannevaara, M.

Proceedings of the ICGSE 2011: Sixth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2011. p. 1-5.

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Tihinen M, Parviainen P, Suomalainen T, Karhu K, Mannevaara M. ABB experiences of boosting controlling and monitoring activities in collaborative production. In Proceedings of the ICGSE 2011: Sixth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2011. p. 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGSE.2011.12