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Academy Brief: Project Management/Systems Engineering Competency Model

October 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 10   The Academy’s integrated competency model addresses learning needs that are critical to effective project management and systems engineering. Within the last year, the Academy reviewed and consolidated its existing competency models for project management and systems engineering into an integrated competency model consisting of five project management […]

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Leadership Brief: Masters with Masters Features Bolden and Dordain

October 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 10   NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and European Space Agency (ESA) Director-General Jean-Jacques Dordain shared reflections and stories in a special Masters with Masters program.

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Message from the Academy Director: Projects and Human Risks

October 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 10   NASA project teams have a range of tools and processes for identifying and understanding technical risks. Other kinds of risks are more elusive.

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This Month in NASA History: First Flight of Atlantis

October 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 10   This month marks the 25th anniversary of the first flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

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Academy Bookshelf: The Checklist Manifesto

October 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 10   Checklists are an essential tool for managing complexity, according to surgeon and author Dr. Atul Gawande.

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International Brief: International Docking Standard Released for Space Station

October 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 10   The International Space Station (ISS) partners approved a new international docking standard.

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Risk Brief: Jay Pittman on the “Anatomy of a Dragon”

October 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 10   A twelve-year-old accident serves as a constant reminder that “there be dragons” in NASA projects.

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Young Professionals Brief: Networking Forum at IAC

October 29, 2010 Vol. 3, Issue 10   Three leaders in the aerospace world offered reflections and career advice to a packed room of young professionals at the International Astronautical Congress.

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