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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Impact of Risk Identification Biases and Trends on Space System Project Performance
by Reeves, John Daniel, Jr., Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2013, 140; 3557501
Abstract (Summary)

Risk identification during the design and development phases of complex systems is commonly implemented but often fails to result in the identification of events and circumstances that truly challenge project performance. Inefficiencies in cost and schedule estimation are usually held accountable for cost and schedule overruns, but the true root cause is often the realization of programmatic and technical risks. This research explores risk identification biases and trends that are pervasive during space system development and that limit the awareness of such risks. The findings and results provide insight into how systems engineers and risk managers can potentially avoid these shortfalls in the future.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Holzer, Thomas
Commitee: Eveleigh, Timothy, Holzer, Thomas, Mazzuchi, Thomas, Murphree, Lile, Sarkani, Shahryar
School: The George Washington University
Department: Engineering Mgt and Systems Engineering
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-B 74/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Engineering, Systems science
Keywords: Engineering management, Program and project management, Risk identification, Risk management, Systems engineering
Publication Number: 3557501
ISBN: 978-1-303-00633-3
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