A facilitator method for upstream design activities with diverse stakeholders

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This paper presents a method that can be used for the elicitation and speci cation of requirements and high level design It supports stakeholder based modeling rapid feasi bility feedback to marketing and the interpersonal dynamics that are necessary to de velop a product The method centers on the role of the facilitator an independent agent whose purpose is to build the Integrated System Model ISM The ISM is the product of merging the independent system views from all stakeholders at any given abstraction level Formulation of this method was based on the real world experience of developing a complex high technology medical product with critical time to market pressures It has proven to be a practical approach to the evolution of requirements de nition and provides a necessary link to the marketing aspect of a product This work was supported in part by the Air Force Material Command Rome Laboratory and the Advanced Research Projects Agency under Contract Number F C The content of the information does not necessarily re ect the position or the policy of the Government and no o cial endorsement should be inferred Report Documentation Page Form Approved OMB No. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington VA 22202-4302. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.

DOI: 10.1109/ICRE.1996.491444

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@inproceedings{Gonzales1996AFM, title={A facilitator method for upstream design activities with diverse stakeholders}, author={Regina M. Gonzales and Alexander L. Wolf}, booktitle={ICRE}, year={1996} }