NASA developed and instituted an independent technical authority process after the Space Shuttle Columbia accident occurred. The technical authority model is designed to develop policy and procedural requirements and standards for program and project management when applicable and appropriate.
Mentoring can be defined as a process where someone with experience or knowledge teaches or gives advice to a less experienced and often younger person.
Rehearsals and simulations can help to develop experience for a team preparing to support a launch.
NASA has learned many lessons about working with international partners during the International Space Station (ISS) Program.
At NASA, balancing the need to innovate to meet project requirements with the amount of risk you are able to tolerate is always an important consideration for leaders.
A dissenting opinion occurs when you have a person or persons that have a different opinion than the majority. Bringing up this dissenting opinion and clearly explaining why a differing opinion has been formed are both important aspects to healthy communication in an organization.
At NASA, project integration is crucial work that enables mission success.