Quality and integration are inextricably linked. In the case of new product development and other projects that face technical issues, project integration management takes on a special meaning, one focused on integrating product components into quality systems and products in a highly technical environment. In the end, however, technical integration does not occur without team integration, without trusting relationships among different project team members and functional departments.
This chapter contains the following integrating tools and techniques:
■ Concurrent engineering
■ Quality function deployment
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