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Lessons Learned in EngineeringThis Contractor Report (CR) is a compilation of Lessons Learned in approximately 55 years of engineering experience by each James C. Blair, Robert S. Ryan, and Luke A. Schutzenhofer. The lessons are the basis of a course on Lessons Learned that has been taught at Marshall Space Flight Center. The lessons are drawn from NASA space projects and are characterized in terms of generic lessons learned from the project experience, which are further distilled into overarching principles that can be applied to future projects. Included are discussions of the overarching principles followed by a listing of the lessons associated with that principle. The lesson with sub-lessons are stated along with a listing of the project problems the lesson is drawn from, then each problem is illustrated and discussed, with conclusions drawn in terms of Lessons Learned. The purpose of this CR is to provide principles learned from past aerospace experience to help achieve greater success in future programs, and identify application of these principles to space systems design. The problems experienced provide insight into the engineering process and are examples of the subtleties one experiences performing engineering design, manufacturing, and operations. The supplemental CD contains accompanying PowerPoint presentations.
Document ID
20110012698
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Blair, James C.
(Al Signal Research, Inc. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Ryan, Robert S.
(Al Signal Research, Inc. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Schultzenhofer, Luke A.
(Al Signal Research, Inc. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2011
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Launch Operations
Report/Patent Number
NASA/CR-2011-216468/Suppl
M-1317
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NMN078877C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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