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Technical Report

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Abstract: "Orthogonal Defect Classification (ODC) is a tool used in software engineering to manage, control, and improve a design process. ODC enables administration and designers to gain feedback on the design during the development process. This paper provides a basis for expanding ODC from a single discipline (i.e. software) to a multiple discipline environment (i.e. software, hardware, and mechanical). This paper describes ODC and the multiple discipline environment; defines the structure of the attributes used in the extended implementation of ODC; provides the taxonomy for each attribute with definitions and examples; and presents preliminary data from two complete product design cycles."