Stefan Cedergren is a senior researcher within the Software Engineering Laboratory. He defended his PhD thesis ”Performance in product development - the case of complex products” in January 2011 and he received an M.Sc. in applied physics and electrical engineering from Linköping University 2003. His current research is funded by the KK foundation together with Volvo Construction Equipment. The overall aim of his research is to develop methods and tools for effectively managing performance in the development of complex products. Especially focusing on improving the processes and tools needed to handle future complexity.
Traditionally when an organization wants to increase its performance, product development has not been considered. Focus has instead been on other processes, for example manufacturing and as a result there are well-established theories on how to evaluate performance within manufacturing. Today the market is more competitive than ever and a high performing innovation and product development process is required in order to be successful. The aim of this research is to develop a framework that makes it possible to manage product development performance. In an abstract way the product development performance can be divided into three parts: efficiency; the ability to implement a requirement and solve issues, effectiveness; the ability to specify a product that agrees with customer needs and productivity; the return of the invested resources in the R&D process.
Let us measure, then what? Exploring purposeful use of Innovation Management Self-Assessments – A case study in the technology industry (Sep 2019) Peter E Johansson, Helena Blackbright, Tomas Backström, Jennie Andersson Schaeffer, Stefan Cedergren International journal of quality and reliability management (IJQRM)
A New Survey Instrument for Assessing the Innovation Climate (Jun 2017) Stefan Cedergren, Tomas Backström, Helena Blackbright, Peter E Johansson, Jennie Andersson Schaeffer XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference (ISPIM 2017)
Assessment competence and its importance for IMA-tool use (Jun 2017) Helena Blackbright, Peter E Johansson, Tomas Backström, Stefan Cedergren, Jennie Andersson Schaeffer XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference (ISPIM 2017)
The Third Wave of Automation: Critical Factors for Industrial Digitization (Sep 2014) Örjan Larsson , Magnus Wiktorsson, Stefan Cedergren Swedish Production Symposium 2014 (SPS 2014)
Evaluating performance in the development of software-intensive products (Dec 2013) Stefan Cedergren, Stig Larsson Information and Software Technology 54.7 (2012) (IST Vol 54 No 7)
|Lean Automation Business - within SIO PiiA
|MESSI - Methods for innovation development in software intensive systems
|Möjliggörande av praktikbaserad innovation: Utforskande och utveckling av den pedagogiska effekten av innovation management verktyg