Masters Forums

by NASA APPEL

Masters Forums
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 8
  • Last: 9 Nov 2011
The Masters Forum program was designed to enable NASA and the programs participants to share project management best practices and lessons learned, cultivate a community of reflective practitioners, build cross-center relationships, and develop leadership expertise of the agency's veteran and emerging project managers. Consistent throughout all Masters Forums is the belief in the power of storytelling. Stories engage and motivate. They provide a framework to deal with extraordinary change, allowing us to imagine new possibilities, preparing us for the supposedly unheard of and unimaginable. Through stories, we can convey knowledge that helps us innovate, problem solve, and add valuable tools to the toolboxes of project management and engineering professionals.

Episodes (8)

  • Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) (John Mather)
    Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) (John Mather)
    video is inside
    Published: 9 Nov 2011 Duration: 30:39
    COBE's three instruments presented unique challenges. Each instrument had its own principal investigator (PI), so there were different executive styles. Also, the Science Working Group was constituted as co-investigator on all three instru... Read more →
    COBE's three instruments presented unique challenges. Each instrument had its own principal investigator (PI), so there were different executive styles. Also, the Science Working Group was constituted as co-investigator on all three instru... Read more →

  • Return to Flight
    Return to Flight
    video is inside
    Published: 16 May 2011 Duration: 01:09:26
    Bryan O'Connor shares his perspectives about common themes for root causes in human spaceflight accidents through the stories of Apollo 1, Challenger, Columbia, and unmanned missions like the AC-67 rocket. As a safety and mission assurance ... Read more →
    Bryan O'Connor shares his perspectives about common themes for root causes in human spaceflight accidents through the stories of Apollo 1, Challenger, Columbia, and unmanned missions like the AC-67 rocket. As a safety and mission assurance ... Read more →

  • Legacy of the First Rocket to the Moon
    Legacy of the First Rocket to the Moon
    video is inside
    Published: 16 May 2011 Duration: 31:44
    Carolyn Griner tells her story of working on human spaceflight during the Apollo and Skylab Programs. She shares her thoughts on the power of leaders like Dr. Wernher von Braun can play within an organization, the importance of training the... Read more →
    Carolyn Griner tells her story of working on human spaceflight during the Apollo and Skylab Programs. She shares her thoughts on the power of leaders like Dr. Wernher von Braun can play within an organization, the importance of training the... Read more →

  • Where I Want to Be (Anne Caraccio)
    Where I Want to Be (Anne Caraccio)
    video is inside
    Published: 22 Apr 2011 Duration: 08:11
    In a presentation to an audience of Apollo and Shuttle era engineers at the NASA APPEL Masters Forum 20 on April 22, 2011, Anne Caraccio spoke about the challenges the next generation faces and what it means to her as a young professional a... Read more →
    In a presentation to an audience of Apollo and Shuttle era engineers at the NASA APPEL Masters Forum 20 on April 22, 2011, Anne Caraccio spoke about the challenges the next generation faces and what it means to her as a young professional a... Read more →

  • The Future of Space: Participatory Exploration (Nicholas Skytland)
    The Future of Space: Participatory Exploration (Nicholas Skytland)
    video is inside
    Published: 28 Oct 2008 Duration: 36:14
    Masters Forum 17 marked a very special occasion in NASA's history: the 50th anniversary since the Agency's founding in October 1958. This presented a unique opportunity to reflect upon the amazing achievements accomplished over the past fiv... Read more →
    Masters Forum 17 marked a very special occasion in NASA's history: the 50th anniversary since the Agency's founding in October 1958. This presented a unique opportunity to reflect upon the amazing achievements accomplished over the past fiv... Read more →

  • The Collaborative Enterprise (Larry Prusak)
    The Collaborative Enterprise (Larry Prusak)
    video is inside
    Published: 10 Mar 2006 Duration: 59:08
    Laurence Prusak is the Editor-in-Chief of ASK Magazine. He is also a researcher and consultant and was the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Knowledge Management (IKM). Larry has had extensive experience, within the United... Read more →
    Laurence Prusak is the Editor-in-Chief of ASK Magazine. He is also a researcher and consultant and was the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Knowledge Management (IKM). Larry has had extensive experience, within the United... Read more →

  • The Life of Wernher von Braun (Bob Ward)
    The Life of Wernher von Braun (Bob Ward)
    video is inside
    Published: 9 Mar 2006 Duration: 52:03
    NASA APPEL held the twelfth Masters Forum in Herndon, VA, on March 8-10, 2006 with a full line-up of NASA and industry veterans on hand to share stories and wisdom with approximately 67 current program/project managers and engineers.
    NASA APPEL held the twelfth Masters Forum in Herndon, VA, on March 8-10, 2006 with a full line-up of NASA and industry veterans on hand to share stories and wisdom with approximately 67 current program/project managers and engineers.

  • What We Know About Knowledge Management (Don Cohen)
    What We Know About Knowledge Management (Don Cohen)
    video is inside
    Published: 8 Mar 2006 Duration: 46:27
    Masters Forum #12 was held March 8-10, 2006 in Dulles, Virginia. In order for NASA to succeed with its very demanding and complex missions, the organization has to be very good at sharing learning and collaboration among the centers.
    Masters Forum #12 was held March 8-10, 2006 in Dulles, Virginia. In order for NASA to succeed with its very demanding and complex missions, the organization has to be very good at sharing learning and collaboration among the centers.

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