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Masters Forum #12

Masters Forum #12 was held March 8-10, 2006 in Dulles, Virginia. The program began with a tour of the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport. Following the opening dinner, Gus Guastaferro, NASA Ames Research Center (Retired), shared his reflections on the tour and there was a group discussion about the event.

The first full day included the following talks:

  • Topic: Tales from Hubble, Dr. David Leckrone, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Topic: Each One, Teach One: Developing the Next Generation, Gus Guastaferro, NASA Ames Research Center (Retired)
  • Topic: The Life of Wernher von Braun, Bob Ward, author of Dr. Space: The Life of Wernher von Braun
  • Topic: Telling Truth to Power, Nancy Dixon, Author and Researcher
  • Topic: What We Know about Knowledge Management, Don Cohen, Managing Editor, ASK Magazine
  • Topic: Industry and Government Perspectives on Knowledge Sharing
    • David Dehaven, Northrop Grumman
    • Bill Altman, Batelle
    • Zeke Wolfberg, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Topic: The Balancing Act
    • Jumping into the Fire — Challenges Associated with Being Assigned to a Troubled Project, Bob Menrad, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    • Managing High Criticality, Fast Turnaround Projects, Kim Ess, NASA Johnson Space Center
    • View from Inside: Maintaining Successful Projects during Policy Changes, Skip Hatfield, NASA Johnson Space Center

Greg Robinson, NASA Deputy Chief Engineer, was the special after-dinner guest speaker.

The final day featured:

  • Topic: Food for Thought: Putting Effective Cost and Schedule Reserve Management into Practice, Dorothy Tiffany and Walter Majerowicz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Topic: The Importance of Context
    • Project Management’s Seven Deadly Sins, Frank Martin, NASA/Lockhead Martin (Retired)
    • The Importance of the Big Picture, Carl Wales, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Topic: Collaborative Enterprise, Larry Prusak, Editor-in-Chief, ASK Magazine