Metrics in Distributed Product Development

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Now-a-days, the products are increasingly developed globally in collaboration between subcontractors, third party suppliers and in-house developers. However, management of a distributed product development project is proven to be more challenging and complicated than traditional one-site development. From the viewpoint of project management, the measurements and metrics are important activities for successful product development. This paper is focused on describing a set of metrics that is successfully used in industrial practice in distributed product development.