author = {Kai Stapel and Eric Knauss and Christian Allmann},
  title = {{L}ightweight {P}rocess {D}ocumentation: {J}ust {E}nough {S}tructure
	in {A}utomotive {P}re-{D}evelopment},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th European Conference (EuroSPI '08)},
  year = {2008},
  editor = {Rory V. O'Connor and Nathan Baddoo and Kari Smolander and Richard
  series = {Communications in Computer and Information Science},
  pages = {142-151},
  address = {Dublin, Ireland},
  month = {Sept.},
  publisher = {Springer},
  abstract = {Pre-development in the automotive sector is informally organized to
	support the engineers trying out new ideas and generally being creative.
	If feasibility studies reveal e.g. system?s uncertainties or bad
	market opportunities and the development has to be discarded, all
	documentation attached is obsolete. As a result it is neither possible
	nor desirable to establish a document centric process in automotive
	pre-development. However, without a defined development procedure
	it is hard to improve and validate development outcomes, respectively
	to repeat success strategies as well as to integrate new personnel.
	Furthermore, if new innovations do pass to series development, system
	characteristics and development activities certainly have to be documented.
	In this contradictory situation we cannot apply traditional document
	centric process approaches. Instead we make use of our Information
	Flow Analysis. This way it is possible to document and analyze the
	pre-development activities. Based on our conclusions we developed
	lightweight concepts to systematically capture documentation from
	the engineers, without hindering their creativity. These concepts
	were incorporated in a semantic Wiki, in an effort to give a suitable
	starting point for comprehensive documentation in case of pre-development
	projects going into production.}