Risk Management of JPL
Max of 4 pages of text plus cover page and reference page totaling 6 pages
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When answering support answers with current logic and references/citations and do not repeat the question simply annotate when each question starts with it number as below:
Q1.1: The best way to…..
Q1.2: The office should have…..
Q2.1: It depends on what…..
Question 1. (25%)
1.1 (10%) Should Gentry Lee recommend launch or delay for the Mars Biological Explorer (MBE) mission? If so, why?
1.2 (15%) What are the most important factors to consider in this decision?
Question 2. (35%)
2.1 (15%) How did Gentry Lee, a project outsider, with no line authority, get the information to even consider such a decision? What processes did he install at JPL?
2.2 (20%) What role does each play, and what is critical for success?
2.2.1. (5%) What is the role of the risk review board?
2.2.2. (5%) What is the role of risk maps?
2.2.3. (5%) What is the role of risk reserves (cost and time)?
2.2.4. (5%) What is the role of tiger teams?
Question 3. (25%)
3.1 (10%) Consider the role of JPL’s senior system engineer, Gentry Lee. What challenges did he face when implementing the risk management process at JPL?
3.2 (15%) What makes Gentry Lee an effective CRO at JPL?
Question 4. (15%)
4 (15%) Do the new risk management process match JPL’s strategy and culture?