Press Release

Join us for the next Virtual PM Challenge: Smaller, Faster, Better: Big Lessons from Small(er) NASA Missions

By SpaceRef Editor
June 13, 2018
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On June 21, 2018, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET, APPEL Knowledge Services will host a new Virtual Project Management Challenge:

Smaller, Faster, Better: Big Lessons from Small(er) NASA Missions

Smaller missions are not necessarily less complex than larger missions. NASA recognizes that small projects are quantitatively and qualitatively different than large missions, and uses the concept of mission classes to provide a framework for project managers to consider the specific needs of their type of mission and determine the best path toward mission success.

The Virtual Project Management Challenge will look at the Dellingr CubeSat and the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator. Participants will discuss their approach to the challenges of small projects and share lessons learned. Challenges to be discussed include tailoring design and implementation processes, maintaining clear lines of authority and responsibility in an environment where team members frequently wear multiple “hats,” leading a team that includes full-time and part-time staff, and managing resources.

We invite you to join us for this informative and educational online event on Thursday, June 21. If you are interested in attending the Virtual Project Management Challenge, please click here to learn more or to RSVP.

Roger Forsgren
NASA Chief Knowledge Officer
APPEL Knowledge Services Director
NASA Headquarters
Office of the Chief Engineer

SpaceRef staff editor.