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Message from the Academy Director: Learning Takes Place at the Team Level

July 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 7   All successful projects are team efforts, and our learning strategies have to reflect that.

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Message from the Associate Administrator — Apollo 11: The Dividends of Exploration

July 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 7   NASA Associate Administrator Chris Scolese prepared the following remarks to recognize the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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Apollo 11 Anniversary Highlight: National Air & Space Museum Hosts Apollo 11 Crewmembers

July 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 7   On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, the Apollo 11 crew members spoke at the National Air & Space Museum.

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Academy’s “Masters with Masters” Program Features Chris Scolese and Mike Ryschkewitsch

July 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 7   NASA Associate Administrator Chris Scolese and Chief Engineer Mike Ryschkewitsch spoke to Academy Director Ed Hoffman in the first session of “Masters with Masters.”

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Government Briefing: IT Government Dashboard Up and Running

July 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 7   The federal government’s Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra unveiled the government’s IT Dashboard website to monitor the status and effectiveness of government information technology (IT) system spending.

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Research Brief: Team Knowledge and Pressure

July 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 7   Performance pressure can be a critical barrier to a team’s effective use of knowledge, according to a working paper by Heidi K. Gardner of Harvard Business School.

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Research Brief: Teamwork among Mission Controllers and International Crews

July 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 7   Cultural differences in work pressure levels and aggression between Russian and American crewmembers and mission controllers can affect team performance on long-duration space missions, according to a new joint study by the University of California / San Francisco and the Institute for Biomedical Problems in Moscow.

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Academy Presentation — The Project Academy: Re-Energizing Project Management

July 30, 2009 Vol. 2, Issue 7   Academy Director Dr. Ed Hoffman spoke at the 23rd IPMA (International Project Management Association) World Congress in Helsinki, Finland on June 16, 2009 about the role of a project academy in an organization dedicated to complex projects.

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