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Space Station Freedom - Configuration management approach to supporting concurrent engineering and total quality managementSome experiences of NASA configuration management in providing concurrent engineering support to the Space Station Freedom program for the achievement of life cycle benefits and total quality are discussed. Three change decision experiences involving tracing requirements and automated information systems of the electrical power system are described. The potential benefits of concurrent engineering and total quality management include improved operational effectiveness, reduced logistics and support requirements, prevention of schedule slippages, and life cycle cost savings. It is shown how configuration management can influence the benefits attained through disciplined approaches and innovations that compel consideration of all the technical elements of engineering and quality factors that apply to the program development, transition to operations and in operations. Configuration management experiences involving the Space Station program's tiered management structure, the work package contractors, international partners, and the participating NASA centers are discussed.
Document ID
19910026285
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Gavert, Raymond B. (NASA Space Station Freedom Program Office Reston, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other