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Virtual Project Management Challenge: Lessons Learned from Large NASA Projects

Join us for the next Virtual PM Challenge on November 15, 2018.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Facilities Installation and Maintenance Records as Government Property

When an electrician at NASA’s Johnson Space Center suffered burns due to a pre-existing condition in a power distribution panel, one of the lessons learned was the importance of managing installation and maintenance records as government property.

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Instructor Matthew Kohut leads a session of Cognitive Bias in Engineering Decision-Making, one of the courses in APPEL Knowledge Services’ new curriculum category Lessons Learned for Mission Success. Credit: NASA/Donna Wilson
APPEL Knowledge Services Sets Course Schedule to Start FY 2019

For the first quarter of FY 2019, APPEL Knowledge Services offers a wide range of courses to support the development of NASA’s technical workforce.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge is an important product that comes out of all of NASA’s project work.

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Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Premature Wear of the MSL Wheels

Wheel design for the Mars 2020 project includes modifications to increase durability over harsh Martian terrain based on lessons learned from operational use of the wheel design of its predecessor, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover.

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This artist’s conception shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft extending its sampling arm as it moves in to make contact with the asteroid Bennu. Credit: NASA/GSFC
OSIRIS-REx Makes Photographic Contact with Near-Earth Asteroid, Bennu

Ambitious mission to rendezvous with an asteroid and return regolith samples to Earth enters exciting new phase. 

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Virtual Project Management Challenge: 7 Habits of Highly Effective (NASA) Systems Engineers

Join us for the next Virtual PM Challenge on September 20, 2018.

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Critical Knowledge inSight: Health and Medical Technical Authority

NASA developed and instituted an independent technical authority process after the Space Shuttle Columbia accident occurred. The technical authority model is designed to develop policy and procedural requirements and standards for program and project management when applicable and appropriate.

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