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The NASA Program Management Tool: A New Vision in Business IntelligenceThis paper describes a novel approach to business intelligence and program management for large technology enterprises like the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Two key distinctions of the approach are that 1) standard business documents are the user interface, and 2) a "schema-less" XML database enables flexible integration of technology information for use by both humans and machines in a highly dynamic environment. The implementation utilizes patent-pending NASA software called the NASA Program Management Tool (PMT) and its underlying "schema-less" XML database called Netmark. Initial benefits of PMT include elimination of discrepancies between business documents that use the same information and "paperwork reduction" for program and project management in the form of reducing the effort required to understand standard reporting requirements and to comply with those reporting requirements. We project that the underlying approach to business intelligence will enable significant benefits in the timeliness, integrity and depth of business information available to decision makers on all organizational levels.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Maluf, David A. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Swanson, Keith (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Putz, Peter (Research Inst. for Advanced Computer Science Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Bell, David G. (Research Inst. for Advanced Computer Science Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Gawdiak, Yuri (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2006
Subject Category
Administration and Management
Meeting Information
2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference(Big Sky, MT)
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