The Space Launch System (SLS), NASA’s powerful new heavy lift launch vehicle, incorporates elements from some of the agency’s most successful past programs.Full story
With less than four years until launch, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) advises further cost risk analysis for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).Full story
Fifteen years ago this month, Endeavour (STS-99) overcame launch delays and on-orbit challenges to capture Earth’s topography in unprecedented detail.Full story
Affordability, flexibility, and expansion into deep space: NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is poised to support the agency in multiple ways.Full story
The Academy announces a new case study resource: Seven Axioms of Good Engineering: Development of a Case Study-Based Course for NASA.Full story
NASA’s commitment to manned deep space exploration continues with an extended mission to learn more about the long-term effects of microgravity on the human body.Full story
Ten years ago this month, the Huygens probe landed on Titan. But the multi-national mission was almost derailed by a language barrier—between machines.Full story
Following the successful first flight of Orion, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on issues impacting NASA’s human space exploration programs.Full story
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Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – Mar 5 @ 4:30 pm
This course provides participants with key project management concepts, tools, and techniques used to manage complex projects successfully. It also provides insights and tools to measure project complexity and adopt the best techniques for ensuring control of a project and all its associated elements.
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – Mar 13 @ 4:30 pm
This offers a foundation in project planning, analysis, and control, and provides intensive instruction in project management fundamentals across the entire project life cycle. Course content covers the areas of technical integration of project elements, design and discipline functions, and their associated interactions to balance performance, cost, schedule, reliability, and operability. Proven strategies and practical tools for planning, executing, and controlling a variety of projects are presented.
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – Mar 11 @ 4:30 pm
This course presents the participant with best practices that, when incorporated into the requirement development and management process, will help a project team develop a winning product—one that delivers what is needed, when it is needed, within the projected costs and with the expected quality.
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – Mar 12 @ 4:30 pm
This workshop is aimed at building capabilities for managing and facilitating team processes necessary to achieve successful team performance and results at NASA. The program helps NASA managers and team leaders understand how teams develop and become more effective over time. They learn how to apply team leadership strategies and tactics to strengthen the cohesion and effectiveness of their own teams. Concepts, processes, and practices for developing and managing superior teams are shared and opportunities to practice and sharpen team leadership skills and competencies are part of the course content that is specifically tailored for NASA.