The Dream and Its Demise

By Dr. Alexander Laufer Chuck and Dave, two planning & scheduling engineers, meet at a project management conference and end up discussing the tricks of their trade.

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From the APPEL Director: Project Planning and “The Three Little Pigs”

By Ed Hoffman Remember the fairy tale, “The Three Little Pigs,” and how the first pig built a house of straw? Nice, light, cost-conscious straw.

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In This Issue: Mining the Forum

By Todd Post The APPL tree of knowledge bears fruit once again.

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ASK Talks with Cathy Peddie

ASK Talks with Cathy Peddie

Cathy Peddie is Assistant Manager of the Ultra Efficient Engine Technology (UEET) Program Office at the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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PERT Charts Take Precedence

PERT Charts Take Precedence

By Ray Morgan Most program/project and task managers use the Gantt chart format for their graphic display of project plans and actual accomplishments.

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Speed Merchants

Speed Merchants

A Conversation with W. Scott Cameron and Terry Little We’re all interested in quality, but if we can’t deliver a project on time, quality becomes a moot point.

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The Story of JPL Stories

The Story of JPL Stories

By Teresa Bailey A few years ago, I attended a national conference on knowledge management. Larry Prusak gave the keynote address. He distilled what was important about knowledge management in a single word: storytelling.

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Scheduling in the Real World

Scheduling in the Real World

By Marty Davis A decade ago when I came to the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) program, we had one limping spacecraft, plus a satellite rented from the Europeans. I had to start by assuming, essentially, that we had no resources in orbit.

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