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JSW 2014 Vol.9(7): 1894-1902 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.7.1894-1902

Task Decomposition Method of R&D Project Based on Product Structure Tree

Peng Jia, Qi Gao, Xue Ji, Ting Xu
School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China; Key Laboratory of High Efficiency and Clean Mechanical Manufacture (Shandong University), Ministry of Education, Jinan, China

Abstract—To improve the accuracy and efficiency of task decomposition of R&D (Research and Development) projects, a new decomposition method based on product structure tree was proposed. The relevance between product structure tree and work breakdown structure (WBS) was analyzed through their natural quality and association relations. The mapping rules between product components and project tasks were defined. Mathematical models about the mapping from components and parts to tasks and combining tasks were established. Based on the above mechanism and models, the automatic mapping transformation from product components to project tasks was achieved. A prototype system was developed based on the task decomposition method, and the system had been applied in R&D projects of a diesel engine factory, which verified its effectiveness and feasibility.

Index Terms—product structure tree, work breakdown structure, mapping transformation

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Cite: Peng Jia, Qi Gao, Xue Ji, Ting Xu, "Task Decomposition Method of R&D Project Based on Product Structure Tree," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 1894-1902, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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