The Burke Litwin Model and Space Shuttle Columbia Case Study

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Drawing on the material in the background and other readings you may find, and using the Burke-Litwin Model, please prepare a 5-6 page paper (not including cover and reference pages) in which you:Organize and categorize the CAIB data and findings according to the below Keys to the Assignment 1. Introduce the model and the case The Burke Litwin model The Burke Litwin model analyzes internal and external factors that may have contributed to the case. It provides a framework showing possible internal and external causes that either resulted in decline/ collapse of aspect or can lead to improvement. Its framework, too, provides linkages between these causes showing their connections. The model therefore leads from research and investigation to practicum. It both diagnoses the situation and, by showing connections, provides recommendations for improvement. The Case On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia was destroyed and the lives of all seven of its crew were lost. Within 2 hours of the loss of signal from the Columbia, a commission was formed to investigate, thanks to procedures that had been established following the Challenger disaster 17 years prior. That commission, known as the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB), conducted an extensive process of diagnosis of the causes of the Columbia disaster. The Commission's report concluded that the loss of Challenger was caused by a failure of the joint and seal between the two lower segments of the right

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