Talent and portfolio management are central to success for today’s organizations, according to Mark Langley, President and CEO of the Project Management Institute.
On June 5, 2012, the Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer held its first “Engaging Leaders in Knowledge” event at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Langley presented the results of the 2012 PMI “Pulse of the Profession” study to an audience of NASA practitioners.
The annual global survey gathered feedback from over 1,000 practitioners and project managers from a variety industries and disciplines. Key themes Langley highlighted included talent management, portfolio management, risk management, and the increasing demand for innovation.
“To mature the capability of project management, you have to have the training and the learning,” Langley said.
The event also featured a panel consisting of Eleanor Silverman, Associate Director of the Earth Science Projects Division and Program Manager for Earth Systemic Missions at Goddard; David Scheve, Deputy Director of Flight Projects at Goddard; and Ed Hoffman, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer and Director of the Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership (APPEL). Ed Rogers, Goddard Chief Knowledge Officer, facilitated the discussion about current state of project management at NASA, lessons from outside organizations, and the anticipated capabilities for future managers.