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Seven Key Principles of Program and Project Success: A Best Practices SurveyThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Organization Design Team (ODT), consisting of 20 seasoned program and project managers and systems engineers from a broad spectrum of the aerospace industry, academia, and government, was formed to support the Next Generation Launch Technology (NGLT) Program and the Constellation Systems Program. The purpose of the ODT was to investigate organizational factors that can lead to success or failure of complex government programs, and to identify tools and methods for the design, modeling, and analysis of new and more-efficient program and project organizations. The ODT conducted a series of workshops featuring invited lectures from seasoned program and project managers representing 25 significant technical programs spanning 50 years of experience. The result was the identification of seven key principles of program success that can be used to help design and operate future program organizations. This paper presents the success principles and examples of best practices that can significantly improve the design of program, project, and performing technical line organizations, the assessment of workforce needs and organization performance, and the execution of programs and projects.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Bilardo, Vincent J. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Korte, John J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Dankhoff, Walter (Science Applications International Corp. Hampton, VA, United States)
Langan, Kevin (Science Applications International Corp. Hampton, VA, United States)
Branscome, Darrell R. (Science Applications International Corp. Hampton, VA, United States)
Fragola, Joseph R. (Valador, Inc. Rockville Centre, NY, United States)
Dugal, Dale J. (Hernandez Engineering, Inc. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Gormley, Thomas J. (Gormley and Associates United States)
Hammond, Walter E. (Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Hollopeter, James J. (Earth Space Applications, Inc. San Diego, CA, United States)
Sweet, Randall E. (Lockheed Martin Corp. Denver, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 2008
Subject Category
Administration and Management
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
NASA APPEL Project Management Challenge Conference(Galveston, TX)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 136905.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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