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  • After Action Review (Pause and Learn)

    “After Action Reviews (AAR) are an effective approach for capturing the knowledge gained from activities and projects. They’re great for ensuring that the lessons learned from one project or team are shared with the rest of the organization, with a view to improving overall performance.”

  • APPEL KS Knowledge Capture and Transfer

    This page provides resources to help NASA leaders and teams take steps to build a culture that connects employees to knowledge when they join a team and that retains the critical knowledge held by experienced personnel in advance of retirement or other transitions. 

  • Automated Literature Analysis

    Automated Literature Analysis using Watson Explorer.

  • Center NESC Contacts

    Each NASA field center has a local NESC representative who serves as a point of contact for center-based issues related to the NESC. Find information for your local contact through the NASA Enterprise Directory (NED).

  • Checkpoint Reviews

    TQ&E (Technical Quality and Excellence) Checkpoint Reviews are typically held to provide additional insight, suggestions, and recommendations to projects as they are preparing for an upcoming milestone. TQ&E will assemble a panel to review the materials developed and provide feedback based on the Checkpoint Objectives that projects or groups define themselves.

  • Collaboration

    Collaboration enables individuals to work together to achieve a defined and common business purpose. It exists in two forms : Synchronous, where everyone interacts in real time such as at in person or online meetings or asynchronous, where the interaction may be time-shifted such as in file sharing, crowd sourcing, or adding content to an […]

  • Confluence

    Confluence is a collaboration wiki tool used to help teams to collaborate and share knowledge efficiently. With Confluence, ARC can capture project requirements, store shared resources, capture knowledge, assign tasks to specific users, and more. Some projects also integrate Confluence with JIRA to manage tasks, and add-ons provide additional tools such as shared calendars and […]

  • Developing a Knowledge Management Plan

    This is a tool developed to help NASA Project managers to understand NASA NPD and NPR requirements for Knowledge Management (KM) Plans within a Project Plan, and the value of project learning.

  • Diversity of Thought

    Diversity of Thought (or Multiple Perspectives) is an effective approach used to obtain opinions, identify weaknesses in concepts, improve on ideas, and brainstorm new possibilities. There are many powerful techniques used to look at decisions from a number of important perspectives, for example, the Delphi Technique, Crawford’s Slip Writing Method, and Six Thinking Hats.