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Case studies illustrate the kinds of decisions and dilemmas managers face every day, and as such provide an effective learning tool for project management.

Due to the dynamic and complex environment of projects, a great deal of project management knowledge is tacit and hard to formalize. A case study captures the complex nature of a project and identifies key decision points, allowing the reader an inside look at the project from a practitioner’s point of view.


Goddard Space Flight Center

The Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer (OCKO) at the Goddard Space Flight Center has developed a collection of case studies to enhance learning at workshops, training, retreats and conferences.

Catalog of Case Studies


Orbital Debris Management and Risk Mitigation

APPEL’s Orbital Debris Management and Risk Mitigation (ODM) training course provides mission-critical knowledge that helps NASA missions implement the agency’s overarching strategic goals and the U.S. National Space Policy goals for sustainability in space. The iBook supplements the existing course taught by Mr. Nicholas L. Johnson, Chief Scientist in the Orbital Debris Program Office at Johnson Space Center.

Learn more and download a copy of the book


Shared Voyage: Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects

Shared Voyage is about four remarkable projects: the Advanced Composition Explorer (NASA), the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (U.S. Air Force), the Pathfinder Solar-Powered Airplane (NASA), and the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (U.S. Air Force.)

Download the the PDF version of the book