versão impressa ISSN 0103-6513
MARX, Ângela Maria e PAULA, Istefani Carísio de. Proposition of a requirements management framework for sustainable product development. Prod. [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.3, pp. 417-431. Epub 26-Ago-2011. ISSN 0103-6513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65132011005000041.
The aim of this paper is to propose a framework to support the development of sustainable products using a requirements management approach. The requirements management framework proposed presents three stages and eighteen tasks to ensure that the new products design reflect the organization commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability dimensions. Stages one and two are of strategic nature and the objective is to define the business requirements. Stage three consists in a set of activities concerned with the requirements of the sustainable product-system being designed. The framework contributes to product development management literature as: the inclusion of diverse stakeholders' requirements for the product-system, the inclusion of requirements analysis and control of changes, the increment of the requirements management iteration and the inclusion of business requirements to align the New Product Development to business strategies. The proposed method generality makes it a tool for organizations compromised with sustainability, as well as for organizations which focus other objectives in their product development.
Palavras-chave : Sustainability; Requirements management; New Product Development.