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An Expedition 30 crew member aboard the International Space Station took this nighttime photograph of much of the Atlantic coast of the United States. Large metropolitan areas and other easily recognizable sites from the Virginia/Maryland/Washington, D.C. area are visible in the image that spans almost to Rhode Island. Boston is just out of frame at right. Long Island and the New York City area are visible in the lower right quadrant. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are near the center. Parts of two Russian vehicles parked at the orbital outpost are seen in left foreground.
Academy Brief: Third International Forum at PM Challenge

February 29, 2012 — Vol. 5, Issue 2   The Academy hosted the third annual international forum at PM Challenge.

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Complexity, sustainability, transparency, and frugal innovation are shaping the global context for projects today.
Message from the Director: A Macro View of Global Trends in Project Management

February 29, 2012 Vol. 5, Issue 2   What can we learn from studying global trends in project management?

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Opening keynote speakers get ready to take the stage at PM Challenge 2012.
PM Challenge Keynote Roundup

February 29, 2012 Vol. 5, Issue 2   Leaders in aerospace and project management shared big ideas and personal insights at the 2012 NASA Project Management Challenge.

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Audience member poses a question to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) panel on the challenges for projects meeting cost, schedule, and performance at the 2012 NASA PM Challenge.
Challenges for Projects Meeting Cost, Schedule, and Performance

February 29, 2012 Vol. 5, Issue 2   What’s impeding NASA’s ability to deliver projects successfully? The NASA Office of the Inspector General has identified four key factors.

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Arthur Chmielewski presenting on the psychological impacts on estimation and assessment at the 2012 NASA PM Challenge.
Psychological Impacts on Judgment, Estimation, and Risk Assessment

February 29, 2012 Vol. 5, Issue 2   How does human psychology affect our ability to estimate?

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Enabling Mission Success: Five Projects in Eight Months

February 29, 2012 Vol. 5, Issue 2   The key to juggling multiple successful projects is lots of accurate communication, according to Rod Zieger of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). To say that 2011 was a busy time for JPL is an understatement: four projects launched—Aquarius, Juno, GRAIL, and Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)—and one neared […]

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Uses of Wikis Across NASA

Vol. 5, Issue 2 Collaborative, accessible, and efficient, wikis offer NASA a powerful knowledge solution.

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The Open NASA Platform: Making NASA’s Resources Accessible

February 29, 2012 Vol. 5, Issue 2   What if NASA’s information and data were open by default?

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Managing Watson: IBM’s Jeopardy! Champion

February 29, 2012 Vol. 5, Issue 2   In order to beat the all-time Jeopardy! champions with a computer, IBM took a flexible, creative approach to project management.

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