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  • “Staying within the Box” on AIM (James Russell III)

    The development of a satellite mission comes with many challenges even when everything develops as expected. Virtually always, however, the expected does not occur. Instrument sensitivities do not materialize as planned; pointing systems underperform; interactions among the payload, spacecraft, and the launch vehicle create vibration loads that threaten the integrity of the observatory; and looming […]

  • (Preview) Anne Caraccio: Where I Want to Be

    As the Space Shuttle Program comes to a close, Anne Caraccio, chemical engineer at Kennedy Space Center, shares her story about how she came to work in the space program and what it means to her as a young professional at NASA. She spoke to an audience of Apollo and Shuttle era engineers at the […]

  • 10 Best Practices for Developing Reliable Project Schedules

    Jason Lee, of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), is interviewed by Ramien Pierre as part of NASA’s Virtual PM Challenge. Lee discusses the recently published GAO Schedule Assessment Guide. The guide captures 10 best practices for developing project schedules, and maps each practice to one of the four characteristics of a reliable schedule, specifically […]

  • 2011 SELDP Graduation NASA TV Highlight

    The 2011 Systems Engineering Leadership Development Program graduation was held at NASA Headquarters on June 15, 2011. (Video Source: NASA TV, This Week @ NASA) Learn more about the graduation.

  • 2014 SELDP Graduation (Orlando Figueroa)

    The critical roles of attitude and change were stressed throughout the graduation ceremony for the Systems Engineering Leadership Development Program (SELDP) class of 2014. “Attitude is everything,” said keynote speaker Orlando Figueroa. “When we speak about culture, we speak about attitude and mindset.” Figueroa, a former NASA senior executive, is currently the owner of Orlando […]

  • 2014 Session 1: PM and SRB Handbooks: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe of NPR 7120.5E

    Time: January 28, 2014 @ 11:00 AM (EST) Presenters: Michael Blythe, Deputy Director for Safety, NESC Dr. James Ortiz, Director, Independent Program Assessment Office Abstract: Lost your bearings traveling through NPR 7120.5E? The PM and SRB Handbooks are here to help!  The NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management and the Standing Review Board handbooks will be […]

  • 2014 Session 2: Masters with Masters: Game Changing and Small Spacecraft Technology

    Time: April 29, 2014 @ 1:00 PM (EST) Presenters: Dr. Edward Hoffman, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer Stephen Gaddis, Director, Game Changing Development Program Bruce Yost, Director of NASA’s Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute Abstract: As NASA practitioners progress through their careers, one of the most powerful ways they can learn is by sharing their expertise in dialogue […]

  • 2015 Session 1: APPEL – Developing the Technical Workforce

    Time:  December 2, 2014 @ 11 – 1 pm (EST) Presenters: Roger Forsgren, APPEL Director Stephen Angelillo, APPEL Deputy Director Donna Wilson, Curriculum Manager Abstract:  The technical workforce—those involved with project management and systems engineering—is an integral part of NASA’s efforts and achievements. But who helps members of the technical workforce achieve their professional development goals? […]

  • 2015 Session 2: Building Your Systems Mentality: Using Systems Engineering & Integration to Solve Project Challenges

    Time:  Tuesday, September 22, 2015 @ 2:00 – 3:30 pm (ET) Presenter: Bohdan Bejmuk, Aerospace Consultant Abstract:  Technical knowledge is essential to the work done by NASA practitioners. So it may be surprising to learn that the most ingenious and elegant solutions to project challenges often arise not from a specific technical discipline perspective, but from a systems-focused […]