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Safety and Mission Assurance Knowledge Management Retention: Managing Knowledge for Successful Mission Operations
Author and Affiliation:
Johnson, Teresa A.(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
Abstract: Knowledge Management is a proactive pursuit for the future success of any large organization faced with the imminent possibility that their senior managers/engineers with gained experiences and lessons learned plan to retire in the near term. Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) is proactively pursuing unique mechanism to ensure knowledge learned is retained and lessons learned captured and documented. Knowledge Capture Event/Activities/Management helps to provide a gateway between future retirees and our next generation of managers/engineers. S&MA hosted two Knowledge Capture Events during 2005 featuring three of its retiring fellows (Axel Larsen, Dave Whittle and Gary Johnson). The first Knowledge Capture Event February 24, 2005 focused on two Safety and Mission Assurance Safety Panels (Space Shuttle System Safety Review Panel (SSRP); Payload Safety Review Panel (PSRP) and the latter event December 15, 2005 featured lessons learned during Apollo, Skylab, and Space Shuttle which could be applicable in the newly created Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV)/Constellation development program. Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and the Space Shuttle promised and delivered exciting human advances in space and benefits of space in people s everyday lives on earth. Johnson Space Center's Safety & Mission Assurance team work over the last 20 years has been mostly focused on operations we are now beginning the Exploration development program. S&MA will promote an atmosphere of knowledge sharing in its formal and informal cultures and work processes, and reward the open dissemination and sharing of information; we are asking "Why embrace relearning the "lessons learned" in the past?" On the Exploration program the focus will be on Design, Development, Test, & Evaluation (DDT&E); therefore, it is critical to understand the lessons from these past programs during the DDT&E phase.
Publication Date: Mar 02, 2006
Document ID:
20080029370
(Acquired Aug 01, 2008)
Subject Category: SPACE TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: Managing Knowledge for Successful Mission OPS; 2-3 Mar. 2006; Houston, TX; United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: 667560.05.02
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: SPACE MISSIONS; INFORMATION MANAGEMENT; SPACE SHUTTLES; AEROSPACE SAFETY; LESSONS LEARNED; SAFETY FACTORS; SPACECREWS; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; CREW EXPLORATION VEHICLE; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION; PAYLOADS
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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