Research and development projects are producing novel maintenance strategies and techniques. Anyway, it is not straightforward to transfer results from the lab to the real world, and thus many projects, both internal to a company and in cooperation between the members of a consortium, speculate how to perform this feat, called "exploitation" in the context of European projects. This paper introduces a novel approach to this problem, which spawns from the "spiral software development" process and proceeds as a set of iterations that bring together different stakeholders to maximize the number of products, techniques and results in general that can survive the end of a research and development project. The approach was applied to a large European project, which is described as use case, and the paper reports on the encouraging results it produced.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Maintenance Engineering IncoME-III 2018|
|Editors||Jyoti K. Sinha, Filipe Didilet|
|Publisher||University of Coimbra|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Sep 2018|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Maintenance Engineering, IncoME-III 2018 - Coimbra, Portugal|
Duration: 6 Sep 2018 → 7 Sep 2018
|Conference||3rd International Conference on Maintenance Engineering, IncoME-III 2018|
|Abbreviated title||IncoME 2018|
|Period||6/09/18 → 7/09/18|
- Exploitation, Research Projects, Machine Maintenance, Case Study; Advanced Maintenance
Mejía Niño, C., Albano, M., Jantunen, E., Sharma, P., Campos, J., & Baglee, D. (2018). An iterative process to extract value from maintenance projects. In J. K. Sinha, & F. Didilet (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Maintenance Engineering IncoME-III 2018 (pp. 319-335). University of Coimbra.