Guidelines for the Deployment of Criteria for Selection of Strategic Projects in Design

Authors

  • Henrique Benedetto UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul School of Architecture - Design and Graphics Brazil
  • Maurício Moreira Silva Bernardes UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul School of Architecture - Design and Graphics Brazil
  • Darli Vieira University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières (UQTR)

Keywords:

Project Selection,, Criteria Deployment, Strategic Projects, Design

Abstract

Strategic projects are selected by executives based on pre-established criteria. These criteria must be deployed for product development so that they can be present as attributes in the development process. In an industrial context, this study identifies criteria that are relevant to executives and meet their expectations about convergence with the strategic vision of their organization, and it sheds light on how these criteria are unfolded to achieve the development of products. A literature review produced a theoretical background about the definition of project selection criteria, and interviews were conducted with executives from different companies for practical reference regarding how the selection process actually happens in organizations. Finally, study groups were formed to discuss the means by which the criteria migrate from managers' expectations to actual products in the development process. As a result, a set of guidelines was compiled so that companies can deploy their criteria to select strategic projects in project attributes and operational actions throughout the product development process.

Author Biographies

Henrique Benedetto, UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul School of Architecture - Design and Graphics Brazil

Henrique Benedetto is professor at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. He holds bachelor´s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with M.Sc in Design and Technology. His research areas embrace project management, design management, design methods and product development. After working as executive in many business areas, he is now delivering consultancy in the strategic management field. As a professor he teaches Project Management, Decision Management and Management of Innovative Enterprises. As a member of the ICD (Innovation, Competitiveness and Design) project, he deals with the enhancement of competitiveness of the Brazilian industry through innovation and design management.

Maurício Moreira Silva, Bernardes UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul School of Architecture - Design and Graphics Brazil

Maurício Moreira e Silva Bernardes is associate professor at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with M.Sc. and Dr. in Construction Management and Postdoc in Design by the IIT Institute of Design/Chicago. His research areas include project and design management, design methods and product development process. He is the vice director of Product Development Center of the School of Engineering at UFRGS. He is also the project coordinator of the ICD Project that aims at enhancing the competitiveness of the Brazilian industry through the conception of innovative solutions and design management.

Darli Vieira, University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières (UQTR)

Darli Rodrigues Vieira Ph.D., is a professor in Project Management at the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières (UQTR). Holds the research chair in Management of Aeronautical Projects. His current research focuses on project management, product development, logistics chain management, strategy and management of operations, and management of MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul).

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2022-05-20

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Benedetto, H., Silva, M. M., & Vieira, D. . (2022). Guidelines for the Deployment of Criteria for Selection of Strategic Projects in Design. The Journal of Modern Project Management, 4(2). Retrieved from https://journalmodernpm.com/index.php/jmpm/article/view/240