Chris Knight and David W. Aha
Postdoc and other web-based collaboration tools are heavily adopted across NASA and in industry. Postdoc’s main purpose is to support document management capabilities for distributed project collaborations. These documents, which include e-mail threads, are a rich source for lessons learned. However, they have not yet been mined, in great part because, like other web-based collaboration tools, Postdoc lacks a common infrastructure for supporting synergy between applications (e.g., a document manager and lessons delivery module). We propose a new, objectoriented, multi-application environment for data management that Will take advantage of the best-of-breed technologies and will serve as an adaptable and open architecture for continued enhancement and growth. We also describe designs for an active lessons learned elicitation and delivery module in this enhanced environment.