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An Excursion to Johnson Space Center Solidifies the Need for an Evolving PMO

This interview with Benoit De Grace of Corporate Education Group, took place during the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium® and was conducted and condensed by Kyle Brownell. Q. This event focused on two key topics: Agile transformation and the evolving PMO. Can you speak to the importance of those topics for PMOs today? A. In today’s…

OnePager Transmitting Plan Communications for NASA

Users at a NASA operation are receiving their project reports from a third-party Microsoft Project reporting utility. Vantage Partners, a global management consulting firm, is using OnePager from a company by the same name to communicate status to project teams working at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. This center researches, designs, develops and tests…

Mars Rovers: The Ultimate Project

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This session is not eligible for PMI® PDU. Event Description: In January of 2004, twin robotic explorers named Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars. Expected to last for 90 days, the two rovers have now been exploring the Martian surface for more than six years. The development of…

Steven Squyres Doesn’t Mind Failure: An Interview with the Scientist behind the Mars Rovers

Even if you don’t know who Steven Squyres is, you know about his work. Currently a member of the physical sciences faculty at Cornell University in New York, Squyres, and his team members worked for a decade to develop a proposal acceptable to NASA that would allow the space agency to put “roving geologists” on…

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