CDS: Reconciling Management Objectives and Operations - An Integrated Framework for Managing Product Development (EX)
A comprehensive framework for managing the process of product development, CDS (Chrysler Design System) directly reconciles deliverables and their gate exit criteria with the tasks required to produce those deliverables across all activities and phases of development. A critical value, CDS directly links management with operations. The new version, CDS 5.0, will extend the framework for metrics-based program management. CDS 5.0 has a potential to give DaimlerChrysler strategic competitive advantage through metrics-driven collaborative product development.
Keywords: Product Development Management System, Business Process Management, CDS, Chrysler Development System, VCOR, Value Chain Operations Reference model, Program Management, Metrics, Risk, Deliverables, Decisions, Maturity