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NASA Project Management Challenge 2008

~ By NASA

One of the first major uses of project management as we know it today was to manage the United States space programme. It started with the inauguration speech in 1961 of John F. Kennedy when he said:

I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.

John F. Kennedy

In 1986 the Challenger space shuttle disaster focused attention on risk management, group dynamics and quality management. Today NASA continues to focus on project management best practice to deliver major aerospace projects costing many billions of dollars. In this video, '2008 Project Management Challenge' NASA employees talk about the importance of good project management at the space agency.



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11th September 2017 2:20pm
Helen Simpson (Leicester) says...
I think, "getting someone to the moon and back safely" uses the ultimate in project management. The main thing I take from this is people. Understand your goal and then find the right skills (people) to be able to breakdown the overall goal to achievable chunks, which will ultimately give you the required result.

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