This is my old University thesis which I wrote between 1995 and 1996. Essentially it's about Concurrent Engineering, which in many ways was a precursor to Agile software development which arrived a few years later. The mid 1990s were an interesting time in technology, as the internet really began to get into peoples homes and the workplace, and Xerox, who supported this thesis, were actually a leading technilogy design and manufacturing company. There were tools I got to use in Xerox I'd have to wait years for in the broader commercial space.

The core of this is the HTML version I put online in 2002 (18 years ago as written), though I've converted it to MarkDown for Grav, and have redesigned some of the diagrams. Sadly the files for the original diagrams (done in CorelDraw) were lost at some point, so after a rough rework in 2002, I've reworked them in LibreOffice for this site and for a possible e-book version of the thesis. They look much closer to the originals than the 2002 versions. That's both good and bad. Essentially over the years I've tried to get everything into open formats. Using Flash as a diagram system? What was I doing in 2002?

So here is the thesis itself, as well as the page I wrote to introduce it online in 2002.

Chapter 3 - Concurrent Engineering

Chapter 2 - Getting to Market


Chapter 4 - Concurrent Engineering Based Processes

Thesis Web Introduction

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 0 - Abstract and Acknowledgements

Misc. Acknowledgements