Design of experiments: Its importance in the efficient project management
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Organization success depends on the ability to determine consumers' needs and transform it into products of quality, produced in short time and low cost. Large time is spent in products design on conduction of experiments. A way to reduce design time is with an efficient conduction of experiments. Design of Experiments-DoE is a method that allows studying effects on process outputs with controlled variation of input variables. With the results it is possible to perform an analysis that allows to characterize and optimize the process, which led to data that permit decisions that lead to a better control of process and optimization of effects on product. The paper has as purpose to discuss how the use of DoE contributes to Project Management to reduce development time of products besides improving quality in all stages of product life cycle. Findings were that the use of the method DoE has great relevance to Project Management, since it provides a structured method for conducting experiments in order to provide data to allow decision making based on facts that lead to more competitive products in terms of quality, production time and cost.