Design Knowledge Management
In system development a tool is needed which allows the application of widely accepted methodologies such as QFD, Design Structure Matrix, Multi-Criteria Decision Making, FMEA, DRBFM, Test Planning and the V-Model in an integrated data management environment.
Qualica Planning Suite provides this environment enabling knowledge based systems engineering supported by well established methods. Qualica Planning Suite's Design Knowledge Matrix supports intensive and in depth knowledge exchange within design teams enabling them to assess the risks and consequences of their design decisions.
Design Action Planning
Based on a Design Matrix of Functional Requirements versus Design Parameters, project leaders, scientists and engineers can document existing knowledge and hyperlink to external sources of information. They can identify knowledge gaps they need to work on and plan and track activities. Project leaders can use integrated project planning and status reporting templates to track progress or link to MS Project(TM).
New insights gained during the design process can be added to the knowledge matrix, successively replacing uncertainty by established knowledge. Design of Experiments or simulation runs can be planned and the results documented. Qualica Planning Suite will assist teams enforcing consistency between different pieces of information, integrating requirements, risks, tests and design knowledge in a common repository.
Transfer Function Management and Sensitivity Analysis
Qualica Planning Suite's Knowledge Matrix documents transfer functions established from Designed Experiments or other sources and performs sensitivity analysis using Propagation of Error calculations. An integrated Design Scorecard of Functional Requirements (CTQs) always reflects the latest status.