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Apollo management: A key to the solution of the social-economical dilemma - The transferability of space-travel managerial techniques to the civil sectorAn analysis has been conducted to find out whether the management techniques developed in connection with the Apollo project could be used for dealing with such urgent problems of modern society as the crisis of the cities, the increasing environmental pollution, and the steadily growing traffic. Basic concepts and definitions of program and system management are discussed together with details regarding the employment of these concepts in connection with the solution of the problems of the Apollo program. Principles and significance of a systems approach are considered, giving attention to planning, system analysis, system integration, and project management. An application of the methods of project management to the problems of the civil sector is possible if the special characteristics of each particular case are taken into account.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Puttkamer, J. V. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Center Plans and Resources Control Office, Huntsville, Ala., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: VDI-Z
Volume: 115
Issue: 2, Fe
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