Agile and interdisciplinary consideration of the product life cycle
The development of technical systems is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach and growing importance of software. These so-called mechatronic systems make it necessary to supplement or replace mechanically influenced methods of product development with interdisciplinary strategies. In this context, it is particularly important to think holistically in terms of systems and functions, to gain an early interdisciplinary understanding and to apply parallel and simultaneous engineering. Numerous approaches have already been developed for this purpose, of which the V-model according to VDI guideline 2206 is the best known example. Manufacturing companies have already recognized the added value of such approaches and are increasingly using interdisciplinary strategies.