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What is Product Development Process

Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration
It is the entire life cycle of product development, from customer requirements to its manufacturing and disposal stages.
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Supporting Collaborative Processes in Virtual Organizations
Ricardo Mejía (Ecole Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées, France), Nicolás Peñaranda (Centro de Innovación en Diseño y Tecnología Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico), Arturo Molina (Centro de Innovación en Diseño y Tecnología Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico), and Godfried Augenbroe (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-000-4.ch089
The expansion of Internet-based tools has opened new opportunities to improve collaborative work through the development of a new generation of tools designed to support e-work and e-collaboration. The concepts of e-work and e-collaboration have been evolved through the increasing demand of collaborative environments to support distributed networked activities. This trend has triggered the development of new Information Technologies in order to enable the collaboration and interaction of product development teams in distributed environments.
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