Criticalidad en procesos de desarrollo de nuevos productos

Translated title of the contribution: Criticality in new product development processes

Cecilia Martínez, Jennifer A. Farris, Alberto A. Hernández

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In new product development processes (NPD), the traditional concept of "criticality" in activity networks appears to be insufficient. In addition to individual activity criticality, one may be interested in identifying the relative importance of sets of interdependent activities (loops) to the overall project performance. This work complements current criticality concepts by quantifying the criticality of iterative loops using an analogue of the risk priority number (RPN) commonly used in FMEA. The proposed methodology for determining loop criticality for NPD processes is illustrated through an example case study. The paper concludes by describing further extensions and other avenues for future research.

Translated title of the contributionCriticality in new product development processes
Original languageSpanish
StatePublished - 2010
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Jun 5 2010Jun 9 2010


ConferenceIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010


  • Criticality indices
  • New product development
  • Project management
  • Risk priority number
  • Scheduling risk


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