Determining work focus, common language, and issues in engineering projects through topic persistance

C. Snider, S. Škec, J. Gopsill, B. Hicks

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Abstract

Large-scale engineering projects are challenging to monitor, manage, and improve. This paper presents an approach to addressing part of this challenge - the automatic detection of engineering activity through the project lifecycle. By monitoring the focus of work in real-time, this aims to enable managers to build a detailed understanding of the activity that occurs at different stages, work that deviates from that expected, and issues as they arise. The approach is applied to a long-term email dataset, and extracts key themes, issue occurrence, and activity focus through time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference
EditorsDorian Marjanović, Mario Štorga, Neven Pavković, Nenad Bojčetić, Stanko Škec
PublisherFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Pages1937-1946
Number of pages10
Volume1
EditionDS 84
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016
Event14th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2016 - Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 16 May 201619 May 2016

Publication series

NameDESIGN - SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN
PublisherFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

Conference

Conference14th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2016
CountryCroatia
CityCavtat, Dubrovnik
Period16/05/1619/05/16

Keywords

  • engineering project health monitorin, Project monitoring, knowledge management

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    Snider, C., Škec, S., Gopsill, J., & Hicks, B. (2016). Determining work focus, common language, and issues in engineering projects through topic persistance. In D. Marjanović, M. Štorga, N. Pavković, N. Bojčetić, & S. Škec (Eds.), DS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference (DS 84 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 1937-1946). (DESIGN - SOCIOTECHNICAL ISSUES IN DESIGN). Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.