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Enabling innovation and collaboration across geography and culture: a case study of NASA’s systems engineering community of practice

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dc.contributor.author Topousis, Daria E.
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Keri
dc.contributor.author Robinson, Greg
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-14T17:55:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-14T17:55:25Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09-29
dc.identifier.citation 59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, September 29 - October 3, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-3103
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45365
dc.description.abstract In 2004, NASA faced major knowledge sharing challenges due to geographically isolated field centers that inhibited personnel from sharing experiences and ideas. Mission failures and new directions for the agency demanded better collaborative tools. In addition, with the push to send astronauts back to the moon and to Mars, NASA recognized that systems engineering would have to improve across the agency. Of the ten field centers, seven had not built a spacecraft in over 30 years, and had lost systems engineering expertise. The Systems Engineering Community of Practice came together to capture the knowledge of its members using the suite of collaborative tools provided by NEN. The NEN provided a secure collaboration space for over 60 practitioners across the agency to assemble and review a NASA systems engineering handbook. Once the handbook was complete, they used the open community area to disseminate it. This case study explores both the technology and the social networking that made the community possible, describes technological approaches that facilitated rapid setup and low maintenance, provides best practices that other organizations could adopt, and discusses the vision for how this community will continue to collaborate across the field centers to benefit the agency as it continues exploring the solar system. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2008 en_US
dc.subject knowledge management en_US
dc.subject NASA engineering network en_US
dc.subject NEN en_US
dc.title Enabling innovation and collaboration across geography and culture: a case study of NASA’s systems engineering community of practice en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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