1st Edition

Aerospace Project Management Handbook

Edited By M. Ann Garrison Darrin, Patrick A. Stadter Copyright 2017
    442 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The Aerospace Project Management Handbook focuses on space systems, exploring intricacies rarely seen in land-based projects. These range from additional compliance requirements from Earned Value Management requirements and regulations (ESA, NASA, FAA), to criticality and risk factors for systems where repair is impossible. Aerospace project management has become a pathway for success in harsh space environments, as the Handbook demonstrates. With chapters written by experts, this comprehensive book offers a step-by-step approach emphasizing the applied techniques and tools, and is a prime resource for program managers, technical leads, systems engineers, and principle payload leads.

    Aerospace Project Development Topics. Planning for Project Success (Helmut Seifert). Finance: Pre-Proposal Activities (Meagan L. Hahn/Jack D. Letzer). You’re Awarded a Contract! Now What? (Kimberly M. Griffin/ Jack D. Letzer). It’s All about the Plan! (Project Planning and Control Processes and Tools) (Corina C. Battista). Everything a Project Manager needs to know about Procurement (Valeree A. Combs). Aerospace Project Process and Control Topics. Aerospace Mission Assurance (Steven J. Pereira). Risk Management (Kristin Fretz and Sanae Kubota). Configuration Management (Jennifer Fischer). Government Sponsor- imposed Requirements (Michael Ryschkewitsch). Aerospace Project Technical Implementation Topics. Systems Engineering (From the Perspective of a Project Manager) (Kenneth E. Hibbard). Managing Spacecraft Subsystem Development (Karen Kirby and Ann L. Cox). Managing Science Instrument Payloads (Kim Cooper). Integration and Test (R. Alan Reiter). Managing Mission Operations (Alice Bowman). Topics in Hardware (Steven P. Thibault). Introduction to Flight Software Systems (Edward J. Birrane III). Aerospace Project Management Special Topics. Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! (Richard J. Fitzgerald). Leadership 101 (Stephen S. Carr). Human Resources (Rebecca Casanova). National Security Space (Marshal Ward). Civilian Space Program Management (Glen Fountain). Managing Small Projects (Edward L. Reynolds). Aerospace Project Management Emerging Topics. The Changing World of Space Program and Project Management (Earl R. White). Tailoring Agile Techniques for Aerospace Project Management (Philip M. Huang). Model-Based Systems Engineering (Annette Mirantes). Appendix I: Commonly Used Acronyms in Aerospace Program/Project Management. Appendix II: Useful Project Manager Checklists -Suggested Subsystem Technical Reviews. Appendix III: Suggested Processes, Specifications and other Documentation.


    Ann Garrison Darrin has an extensive background in technology and engineering management in government (NASA and DOD), academia and industry, and has worked at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for more than 17 years. She is the Managing Executive of the Space Exploration Sector at the Laboratory. Ann is a member of the principal staff and previously was in the research center and manufacturing areas. Prior to joining the Laboratory, Ann worked at NASA Goddard Space Center in aerospace engineering and was the Division Chief for Assurance Technologies which includes electronic components and packaging and material science. She is the author/co-author of over 60 papers, and an author and editor of the three books published by CRC Press. As a technologist, Ann has participated in numerous exciting technology "firsts" in space. Ann is the founder and co-chair of the MEMS Alliance Mid-Atlantic and holds degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Maryland, University College. Ann sits on the board of the Maryland Space Business Round Table and the Science Council of the Maryland Science Center. Ms. Darrin is the 2005 recipient of the Women’s Leadership Award the Johns Hopkins University Women’s Network.

    Dr. Patrick A. Stadter has more than twenty-five years of system engineering and program management experience in space, air, and undersea domains. He has successfully led staff in expanding The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s cross-enterprise ability to contribute in new technical areas, providing opportunities to apply and improve staff cross-domain knowledge, developing new program focus areas, and effectively engaging complex sponsor organizations. He is recognized for leadership and development of line and program organizations, including complex, multidisciplinary teams established across APL sectors, government, laboratory, and industry contributors. Dr. Stadter’s technical focus includes system engineering, distributed, autonomous systems control, data fusion, and information theory. He has over 50 publications, two patents, has held a review panel appointment to the National Academies of Sciences National Research Council and is an active member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Stadter’s degrees are in Electrical Engineering and include a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Science from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.