NASA APPEL Project Management #7 class at the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center.
Photo Credit: NASA/ Kenny Allen (Click image for full size.)
The Academy continues to expand opportunities to learn with NASA's international partners.
Forty participants from 12 countries took part in the the seventh session of the ‘International Project Management’ course, which the Academy hosted at Kennedy Space Center from February 26 through March 3, 2012. Participants came from eight NASA centers, ten international partner organizations, and NASA headquarters. The agenda included sessions led by instructors from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), as well as a panel on "Other International Perspectives," featuring representatives from Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), INVAP, German Aerospace Center (DLR), and Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).
The International Project Management Committee (IPMC) held its first-ever Lessons Learned Workshop in March to compare best practices at identifying, capturing, and disseminating lessons learned. ESA hosted the event at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Participating organizations included Astrium, CNES, Comau, Czech Space Office, DLR, ESA, JAXA, and Thales Alenia.