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Lecture for Business Systems Analysis.
Explores some aspects of organization theory and bounded rationality as these have been applied over the 17+ year history of a major shipbuilding contract in the context of a large defense engineering and project management enterprise. Cases include
(1) proving to the Client that contractual operational availability targets were met over 10 ship-years in service,
(2) analyzing and designing a system to capture, manage, and deliver to both crew and a relationally based computerized management system all technical data and procedural knowledge required to maintain the ships through a 27 year life-span,
(3) understanding how the company failed through its failure to complete a smaller, simpler shipbuilding project following on from the successful and profitable completion of the much larger and more complex project