Highlights – Issue 39, Summer 2010

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

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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