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Message from the Academy Director: The Conspiracy of Optimism and the Dangers of Pessimism

August 31, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 8   The traditional tools of project management do not help leaders with one of their most critical jobs: defining reality.

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Academy Case Study: The Gravity Probe B Launch Decision

January 9, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 1   In the summer of 2003, Rex Geveden, Program Manager for Gravity Probe B at Marshall Space Flight Center, was eager to ship the spacecraft to Vandenberg Air Force Base for integration and testing and then launch.

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