Services supporting collaborative alignment of engineering networks

Kim Jansson, Mikko Uoti, Iris Karvonen

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Abstract

Large-scale facilities such as power plants, process factories, ships and communication infrastructures are often engineered and delivered through geographically distributed operations. The competencies required are usually distributed across several contributing organisations. In these complicated projects, it is of key importance that all partners work coherently towards a common goal. VTT and a number of industrial organisations in the marine sector have participated in a national collaborative research programme addressing these needs. The main output of this programme was development of the Innovation and Engineering Maturity Model for Marine-Industry Networks. The recently completed European Union Framework Programme 7 project COIN developed innovative solutions and software services for enterprise collaboration and enterprise interoperability. One area of focus in that work was services for collaborative project management. This article first addresses a number of central underlying research themes and previous research results that have influenced the development work mentioned above. This article presents two approaches for the development of services that support distributed engineering work. Experience from use of the services is analysed, and potential for development is identified. This article concludes with a proposal for consolidation of the two above-mentioned methodologies. This article outlines the characteristics and requirements of future services supporting collaborative alignment of engineering networks.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages29
JournalEnterprise Information Systems
Volume9
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Project management
Interoperability
Consolidation
Industrial plants
Industry
Power plants
Ships
Innovation
Communication
Alignment
European Union
Marine industry
Network industries
Factory
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Methodology
Competency
Software services
Power plant
Support services

Keywords

  • project managemet
  • distributed engineering
  • maturity models
  • project alignment

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Jansson, Kim ; Uoti, Mikko ; Karvonen, Iris. / Services supporting collaborative alignment of engineering networks. In: Enterprise Information Systems. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 5-6.
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