2012-02-22 1 1217
NASA Project Management Conference 2012
A small little dream came true, I must say. I am not just attending the conference this year, taking place at the Caribe Hotel & Convention Center at the 22nd and 23rd of February, but I am also presenting.
950 delegates attending and about 140 to 150 presentations mostly held by NASA staff. I applied last year in August and got accepted on the back up list and 3 weeks prior to the conference got a spot.
It's a delegate program with plenty of new impulses and project management practices applied at NASA and companies close to the program.
Just check out the program and you will see what I mean why I a proud to be contributing part of the conference.
Topics like 'Lessons Learned from the Challenger Launch Decision' and 'Managing Space Projects in a Changing Global Environment' are just two examples I am looking forward to.
How ever, if we think our projects are complex, think about the Apollo Program, yes, the one that went to the moon between 1969 and 1972, they have a Project where the goal is to manage the build, test and assemble of 2 million systems, not parts, but systems. Unbelievable and Impossible.... ? No, just scrap this out of your dictionary. Can't wait.