Highlights – Issue 39, Summer 2010
Stories

Ten Systems Engineering Lessons Learned Ten Systems Engineering Lessons Learned


Successful systems engineering requires more than technical knowledge.
By John Ruffa

Moon Mission on a Shoestring


Ingenuity and discipline make a "faster, good enough, cheaper" mission possible.
By Haley Stephenson and Matthew Kohut

Reflections of a Deputy


A good project deputy can be a sidekick, sounding board, devil's advocate, coach, and mediator.
By Cathy Peddie

Engineers Without Borders


Building water-treatment systems in Rwanda helps engineers solve problems in space.
By Kerry Ellis

The Decision


Unexpectedly thrust into a leadership role, the author makes a difficult decision.
By Harvey Schabes

The Big Dig: Learning from a Mega Project


Size, complexity, and unforeseen challenges led to cost increases on Boston's Big Dig.
By Virginia Greiman

Redesigning the FUSE Mission


Faced with cancellation of the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, the team found a lower-cost way to achieve their aims.
By Warren Moos, Dennis McCarthy, and Jeffrey Kruk
Insights

Islands and Labyrinths: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Knowledge Transfer


To improve knowledge sharing, ETS has sponsored new-idea contests and forumsóboth virtual and face to face.
By T.J. Elliott

Interview with Robert Braun


NASA's Chief Technologist talks about fostering innovation.
By Don Cohen

Featured Invention: NASA Helps Extend Medicine's Reach


Medical technology developed for the space station improves remote diagnostics on Earth.
By Bo Schwerin

Nurturing Trust


Maintaining trust requires constant, careful attention from leaders.
By Ron Taylor

ASK Magazine, Issue 39, Summer 2010

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