Live Webinar October 27th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI LEAD CoP (REP #S004)
Come hear an actual account of agile techniques in practice! You can’t miss this!
The applications developed with agile techniques included systems organizing the production of flight critical Lithium Hydroxide air purification cartridges (used on both the Shuttle and Space Station), the Quick Disconnect hardware (used to transfer hypergolic propellants), and the Problem Reporting System (used to initiate repair on heat shield tiles after each mission).
The LiOH (Lithium Hydroxide) Laboratory produced the Environmental Control Life Support System (ECLSS) air-purification cartridges used in the Space Shuttle during flight and on the International Space Station.
These cartridges, commonly called LiOH cartridges, were a mission-critical flight element, and one of the few systems that had no backup.
There could be absolutely no exceptions in any of the processing and quality steps!
Without the LiOH air purification cartridges in active use during flight, the astronaut crew would quickly suffocate.
The LiOH software development team produced the LiOH cartridge production tracking software and created a variety of new reports using Agile Project Management techniques.
Using these techniques, a project that was originally estimated to take 18 months was finished in six months.
This effort helped maintain the LiOH Lab’s status as a facility that never once delivered a product that failed to meet specifications or put the safety of an astronaut at risk.
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Presenter: Dr. Stephen M. Schneider PMP PMI-RMP PMI-ACP (LinkedIn profile) has been Faculty at Capella University since 2010. Dr. Schneider worked at the Kennedy Space Center from 1980 to 2010, leading a variety of software projects to create software applications supporting Space Shuttle ground operations and created award winning software including NASA Space Act and other awards and were featured in NASA publications.
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