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2015 Preconference Proposals

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* Confessionals, for those willing to share. Let's learn from our own (and each others') failures.
* Group therapy. Vent about your own experiences in a judgment-free setting. Explore how we can make our organizations less risk-averse and more failure-tolerant.
 
''Readings''
 
'''Case Study 1: The Healthcare.gov rollout'''
 
* [http://www.theverge.com/us-world/2013/12/3/5163228/healthcare-gov-obamacare-website-shows-how-government-can-do-tech-better Adrianne Jeffries (The Verge): Thanks a lot, healthcare.gov]
 
* [http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2013/12/03/healthcare-gov-diagnosis-the-government-broke-every-rule-of-project-management/ Loren Thompson (Forbes): Healthcare.gov diagnosis: the government broke every rule of project management]
 
* Optional, nice summary: [http://npengage.com/nonprofit-technology/lessons-learned-from-the-healthcare-gov-rollout/ Bo Crader (npEngage): Lessons learned from the healthcare.gov rollout]
* Optional, very enterprisey: [http://www.enterprisetech.com/2014/04/04/hyperscale-lessons-healthcare-gov/ Alex Woodie (EnterpriseTech): The hyperscale lessons of healthcare.gov]
 
'''Case Study 2: The Challenger disaster'''
 
* [http://ethics.tamu.edu/Portals/3/Case%20Studies/Shuttle.pdf Engineering Ethics: The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (case study instructor's guide)]
** This is designed as an instructor's guide, but the summary material beginning on page 3 stands on its own as a case study report. The instructor's materials on the first couple pages are also worth reading.
 
* [http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3077541/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/shuttle-report-blames-nasa-culture/ NBC News: Shuttle report blames NASA culture]
 
* Optional, good technical detail: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger_disaster Wikipedia: Space Shuttle Challenger disaster]
* Optional: [http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/51-l/docs/rogers-commission/Appendix-F.txt Richard Feynman: Appendix F: Personal observations on the reliability of the Shuttle (Rogers Commission excerpt)]
''Interested in attending''
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