The Resource Controlling cost growth of NASA Earth and space science missions, Committee on Cost Growth in NASA Earth and Space Science Missions, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Controlling cost growth of NASA Earth and space science missions, Committee on Cost Growth in NASA Earth and Space Science Missions, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Controlling cost growth of NASA Earth and space science missions
Title
Controlling cost growth of NASA Earth and space science missions
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Cost Growth in NASA Earth and Space Science Missions, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cost and schedule growth is a problem experienced by many types of projects in many fields of endeavor. Based on prior studies of cost growth in NASA and Department of Defense projects, this book identifies specific causes of cost growth associated with NASA Earth and space science missions and provides guidance on how NASA can overcome these specific problems. The recommendations in this book focus on changes in NASA policies that would directly reduce or eliminate the cost growth of Earth and space science missions. Large cost growth is a concern for Earth and space science missions, and it can be a concern for other missions as well. If the cost growth is large enough, it can create liquidity problems for NASA's Science Mission Directorate that in turn cause cost profile changes and development delays that amplify the overall cost growth for other concurrent and/or pending missions. Addressing cost growth through the allocation of artificially high reserves is an inefficient use of resources because it unnecessarily diminishes the portfolio of planned flights. The most efficient use of resources is to establish realistic budgets and reserves and effective management processes that maximize the likelihood that mission costs will not exceed reserves. NASA is already taking action to reduce cost growth; additional steps, as recommended herein, will help improve NASA's mission planning process and achieve the goal of ensuring frequent mission opportunities for NASA Earth and space science."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • TL521.312
  • TL521.312
LC item number
  • .N385 2010eb
  • .N392 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Controlling cost growth of NASA Earth and space science missions, Committee on Cost Growth in NASA Earth and Space Science Missions, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Size and historic causes of cost growth -- Key problems and solutions
Control code
ocn706784475
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 64 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309157384
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
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.b35700403
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)706784475
  • pebcs0309157382

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