NASA in the News
NASA’s PM Challenge 2007, the Agency’s fourth annual project management conference, will be held February 6–7, 2007, in Galveston, Texas, near the Johnson Space Center. This year’s theme is “Knowledge Sharing.” As a mission-driven organization, NASA continuously strives for improvement in program and project management. By sharing knowledge, project teams enhance the likelihood of mission success with more effective, efficient, and innovative ways to manage programs and projects. PM Challenge 2006 included nearly 1,000 attendees and more than 100 speakers. The 2007 conference will feature twelve tracks, including Spotlight on Systems Engineering, Mission Success Stories, Risky Business, Knowledge Works, and much more!
For more information, including the “Call for Speakers,” visitpmchallenge.gsfc.nasa.gov. To be placed on the distribution list, contact Niloo Naderi. To read more about the 2006 conference and its outstanding rating, view PM Perspectives magazine online:pmperspectives.gsfc.nasa.gov.
Web of Knowledge
Listen to best practices in project/program management and engineering from the practitioners themselves. Watch videos of the best of the best from this year’s Masters Forum 12 online atappel.nasa.gov/node/424 and search among the 305 video nuggets from Process Based Mission Assurance within the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance at pbma.hq.nasa.gov/videolibrary_main. Find specific video clips by speaker, text within the title, text within the video transcript, by framework sections, or any combination of these search parameters.
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Gravity Probe B
Gravity Probe B: A Management Study
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