N. Schmidt,A. Lüder
, S. Biffl, H. Steininger:
"Analyzing requirements on software tools according to functional engineering phase in the Technical Systems Engineering Process
Vortrag: 19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), Barcelona, Spain; 16.09.2014 - 19.09.2014; in:"Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA)
", IEEE, (2014), ISBN: 978-1-4799-4845-1.
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The capability to shorten the process of engineering
technical systems, from the mission to build the system to
the final commissioning of the system, has become a critical
factor for company success. This engineering
process has become a time and money consuming part of
the overall life cycle of a technical system. Common approaches
for tackling this problem are the improvement
of functions of isolated tools and the improvement/
provision of the interoperability between tools.
However, there is only little information on needs and
preferences of domain experts.
In this paper we report on a questionnaire-based survey
to elicit the needs and preferences of domain experts.
We analyze the answers of 88 domain experts from different
disciplines with a variety of backgrounds on the
importance of tool functionalities during functional engineering
and discuss improvement aspects of three major
functionalities rated as most important: version
management, data exchange, and consistency checking.