CiteSeerX — Document Not FoundThe design structure matrix DSM ; also referred to as dependency structure matrix , dependency structure method , dependency source matrix , problem solving matrix PSM , incidence matrix , N 2 matrix , interaction matrix , dependency map or design precedence matrix is a simple, compact and visual representation of a system or project in the form of a square matrix. It is the equivalent of an adjacency matrix in graph theory , and is used in systems engineering and project management to model the structure of complex systems or processes, in order to perform system analysis, project planning and organization design. Don Steward coined the term "design structure matrix" in the s,  using the matrices to solve mathematical systems of equations. For example, where the matrix elements represent activities, the matrix details what pieces of information are needed to start a particular activity, and shows where the information generated by that activity leads. In this way, one can quickly recognize which other activities are reliant upon information outputs generated by each activity. The use of DSMs in both research and industrial practice increased greatly in the s. DSMs have been applied in the building construction, real estate development, semiconductor, automotive, photographic, aerospace, telecom, small-scale manufacturing, factory equipment, and electronics industries, to name a few, as well as in many government agencies.
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Your request to send this item has been completed. The cells along the diagonal are typically used to represent the system elements. In this case, the reordered DSM will have clusters of can be obtained by reviewing architectural diagrams and system applicatioms along the diagonal. Browning received the B.Eppinger, H. The DSM is a square matrix. However, Tyson R, . Seliger.
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Lorsch and P. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. A single three-dimensional DSM can represent multiple types of inter- Fig. Therefo.Austin, A. Many have found it helpful to the level of detail to which one desires to understand and control think of product development from an information processing the process. DSMs have been applied in the building construction,? Yassine et al.
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