Managing Projects in a Dynamic Environment: Results-Focused Leadership

By Dr. Alexander Laufer This summer, the Knowledge Sharing Initiative will be celebrating its fifth birthday For almost twenty years, the main thrust of my research has been to gain an understanding of the elements that make for successful project management.

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From the APPEL Director: Life in the Fast Lane

By Ed Hoffman Stream-of-consciousness commentary on the hectic life of a NASA manager. I have hated writing the column for this issue. This is unusual since I tend to look forward to writing for ASK.

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In This Issue: It’s Showtime

In This Issue: It’s Showtime

By Jessica Simmons I’m the new editor of this well-established, award-winning magazine known in the project management community for its innovative knowledge sharing approach.

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ASK Talks with Dennis McCarthy

ASK Talks with Dennis McCarthy

  Altogether you spent close to 30 years of your career at Goddard. Developing a satellite like COBE, which has made enormous scientific contributions, must’ve been a huge accomplishment for both you and the Center.

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Rapid Prototyping for Success on Sage III

Rapid Prototyping for Success on Sage III

By Ed Mauldin What Is Prototyping? Prototyping is probably the oldest method of design. It is typically defined as the use of a physical model of a design, as differentiated from an analytical or graphic model.

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Mentoring: Teaching What It Means to Be a Leader

By Terry Little Recently I chaired a panel interviewing candidates to fill an S.E.S. position within the Missile Defense Agency.

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The Camera Never Lies

By W. Scott Cameron Throughout my life, people have always stressed to me the importance of effective communication with others. One of the first times I remember hearing it was in the sixth grade.

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In Search of the Ideal Project Manager

By Owen Gadeken Needing money for college, I was able to get an Air Force ROTC scholarship and used it to get my undergraduate degree in chemistry.

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