Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Electrical Short Circuits due to Tin Whiskers
An investigation into the cause of intermittent electrical shorts on the Cassini space probe over a six-year period determined they were most likely due to the presence of tin whiskers.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: SAC-D DC/DC Converter On-orbit Failures Likely due to Over-testing Prior to Usage
An international Earth-observing mission to study the salinity of the ocean surface ended in 2015 when an essential part of the spacecraft’s power and attitude control system stopped operating due to over-testing prior to launch.
2016 Session 2: Project Derailed? Get Back on Track with Schedule and Cost
Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 12:00 – 1:30 pm (ET) Presenters: Dr. Kate Earle – Chief Learning Officer, Quiet Leadership Institute Jason Lee – Assistant Director of the Applied Research and Methods Team, US Government Accountability Office (GAO) Vernell Jackson – Systems Resource Manager, NASA GSFC Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate Cynthia Simmons – Associate […]
2016 Session 3: Considering It All For Project Success: Dissenting Opinions at NASA
Time: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 @ 1:30 – 3:00 pm (ET) Presenters: Dr. Nigel Packham – Manager, Flight Safety Office, NASA Johnson Space Center Peter Spidaliere – Mission Systems Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Abstract: Program and project managers must make thousands of decisions in the course of delivering successful products and missions. But how […]
7 Habits of Highly Effective (NASA) Systems Engineers
September VPMC session examines how NASA’s top systems engineers approach their role.
Critical Knowledge inSight: Best Practices for Managing Small Projects
Small projects have unique characteristics that should be closely observed to help achieve a successful outcome.
Critical Knowledge inSight: Clear-sighted Project Management
A project team’s performance can improve if their project manager stays clear-sighted and communicates how project goals connect with their organization’s goals.
Critical Knowledge inSight: Decisive and Rational Decision-Making for Project Managers
A project manager needs to adapt to changing circumstances that arise during their project.
Critical Knowledge inSight: Stay Focused on the Mission
A program manager needs to stay mission-focused in order to reach success.