Dillyn Mumme | Iowa State University
Johnson Space Center | June 5 – August 11, 2017
WHAT WERE THE GOALS OF THE PROJECT?
My internship position was within the Flight Operations division with CO75, the Procedures Management Group. This summer I assisted with not only the planning aspect, but also keept our astronauts safe by assisting with procedures and testing of equipment to assist with producing error free products for the crew, and will contribute to crew efficiency.
IPV Tablet Testing: Availability of a mobile friendly version of IPV for the crew onboard the ISS
Procedure Change Request Distribution Work Audit: Determine when CR’s are sent to incorrect reviewers, and compile a list for correction
Wiki history assignment for FOD’s Operations Division: Document inventions that are tools, processes, and products created by the Operations Division
Operations Nomenclature Database Review: Clean up of OpNom database and allow for consistent use of terms across control centers
Assist with XML Procedures: Enables the use of all IPV functionality for the crew onboard the ISS when using and viewing a procedure
Incorporation of OLAF tool into existing processes: Reduce the manual work and human error in writing and changing procedural links
DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DID DURING THE THE INTERNSHIP?
IPV Tablet Testing: Reviewing formatting on the windows tablet version and comparing it to the current IPV tool format used
Procedure Change Request Distribution Work Audit: Reviewing an excel report from Change Request Workflow that included assigned reviewers for five missions; find incorrectly assigned CR’s and any irregularities
Wiki history page for Operations Division: Design, create, and populate a wiki page to display the Invented Here lists and enable the addition of future inventions
Operations Nomenclature Database Review: Archive outdated or no longer used OpNoms, as well as duplicated OpNoms, and submit CRs through CRW
Assist with XML Procedures: Assist team in making XML updates
Incorporation of OLAF tool into existing processes: Learn how it works, its full capabilities and communicate what I learn to my team
WHAT WERE YOUR RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS?
IPV Tablet Testing: Collected screenshots of issues and talked with the developer to fix the issues
Procedure Change Request Distribution Work Audit: 26,764 entries to verify, output 250 feedback items to SODF Manager
Wiki history page for Operations Division: I had no background in wiki pages or page development; created a page that contains history presentations, and Invented Here tables that can be updated by a form even after my internship ends
Operations Nomenclature Database Review: 5282 lines of OpNoms, 1241 lines in duplicates list, and 145 lines submitted in first CR
Assist with XML Procedures: Took trainings from NASA and ESA, worked with team on practice procedure and updates
Incorporation of OLAF tool into existing processes: Software arrival was delayed so only basic capabilities from documents and user manuals was obtained and passed on
WHAT LESSONS DID YOU LEARN THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS?
Communication: How to communicate more effectively with less words
Teamwork: How to work as a team without being in the same room or building
Decision Making: Determining how much time you actually have to make a decision; distinguishing between the need for a fast decision and having time to dig deeper then make a decision
Situational Awareness: Putting myself in the shoes of the crew, flight controllers and others that use our procedures and tools; I was able to gain these perspectives by getting exposure to the ISS Mission Control Room, NBL, and ISS Mockup training facility
Thinking Operationally: Thinking operationally and looking at procedures and tools with the crew in mind
Success: It is not driven by where you come from, but by how hard you work