COIN Collaborative Services

author: Kim Jansson, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
published: Nov. 24, 2010,   recorded: October 2010,   views: 3550


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The COIN Project develops services for European SMEs enterprise aggregation, synchronization and co-operation in response to the more and more demanding and complex business opportunities coming from the global market.

In COIN the Enterprise Collaboration comes from a business perspective and identifies the process of enterprises to set-up and manage cross-enterprise win-win business relations in response to business opportunities, in addition to Enterprise Interoperability that originates by the ICT world and identifies a capability of enterprise software and applications to exchange information and data.

COIN has develop innovative services for enterprise collaboration on the area of Collaborative Product Development, Collaborative Production Planning, Collaborative Project Management and Collaborative Human Interaction.

Collaboration is a process in which entities share information, resources and responsibilities to jointly plan, implement, and evaluate a program of activities to achieve a common goal. It implies sharing risks, resources, responsibilities, and rewards. Collaboration involves mutual engagement of participants to solve a problem together, which implies mutual trust and thus takes time, effort, and dedication.

Collaborative Project Management

Larges scale one-of-a-kind facilities like power plants, process factories, ships or communication infrastructure are normally built and established through projects. Managing a large scale engineering project is a very challenging task and must be supported by efficient IT tools.

Project alignment is a project activity to ensuring that stakeholders in a distributed project have a shared understanding of project goals, customer expectations, project plans and work processes, tools to be used, etc.

Collaborative Project Alignment is about agreeing in a collaborative fashion how to organize project plans and work processes

The Project Alignment Booster is a set of services used to promote project alignment.

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