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Product lifecycle

Phase of origin and use of a product until its final decommissioning.

Product Maturity Level

Level to what extent a product during design/development complies with the required status in a defined time.

Production

Manufacturing of products in production and/or assembly stages.

Programme

Executable part of software.

Project

Unique process, consisting of a set of coordinated and controlled activities with start and finish dates, undertaken to achieve an objective conforming to specific requirements, including the constraints of time, cost and resources.

Project management

Planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and reporting of all aspects of a project and the motivation of all those involved in it to achieve project objectives.

Project management (classic)

In its progress, a project is divided into individual stages so as to allow for timely identification of risks, and structured in larger segments so as to allow for an objective achievement to be monitored in individual milestones. The VDA volume stated below uses a prototype of the three-stage model.

Project plan

Project plan includes a costs, schedules with milestones and labour assignment plans. Project plan is a living document reflecting both the actual state of a project and the state the achievement of which is required. Such plan would usually contain requirements for process and product planning and design.

Prototype

Sample manufactured exclusively with the equipment intended for series production and/or manufactured partially within the series production limits.

Prototype test report

The supplier’s competent authority uses the prototype test report to demonstrate results of initial sampling to the customer. The report describes products and materials manufactured entirely with the use of series production equipment, under series production conditions.

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