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The Case of the Failing Bus Transmissions

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Beth Stackpole
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Beth Stackpole   9/29/2011 6:37:18 AM
A really interesting case of good detective work. Chris' comments regarding the lack of "tribal knowledge" because so many of the engineers had moved on really struck me. That's a problem we will be seeing much more as baby boomer engineers continue to exit the work force. Obviously, there were flaws with this bus design, but the issue of capturing, storing, and disseminating domain expertise and so-called tribal engineering knowledge is going to be critical for companies going forward. And it's not just for future product development, but for continued maintenance and support.

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