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NASA - Agile:
Not left in the 70s!

NASA has collected quite a good series of write-ups and dicusssions on Agile practices as well as online classes.

You can find them here: https://tinyurl.com/ydakrqt3

There is also a series of online Agile Project Management classes being taught for NASA employees and contractors. More info here:

https://appel.nasa.gov/course-catalog/appel-agile/

It's an impressive investment in employee and contractror training into not only agile software development but Agile Project Management by NASA
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Thanks for sharing, Dave!

NASA certainly did a great job on the soft skills side of agile - the book "How NASA builds teams" is one of my favorites on the subject.
Thank Dave. I have the opportunity to interact directly with people that worked in the 1969 man of the moon process when I studied in USA and I researched about agile when I was part of the group that created agile that was outside the software. NASA was using agile based approaches which was out of the software domain demonstrating agile was there from long time ago. One of the top engineers that participated is argentine and I see him each day in the gym (at least before the quarantine).
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1 reply by David Maynard
Jun 22, 2020 7:20 PM
David Maynard
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Sergio: When you next see your engineer friend at the gym tell him I worked on the last Apollo mission (as an intern) and the Shuttle program (as a grown-up...) at JSC. It's possible we passed in the hall! :)
Jun 22, 2020 12:54 PM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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Thank Dave. I have the opportunity to interact directly with people that worked in the 1969 man of the moon process when I studied in USA and I researched about agile when I was part of the group that created agile that was outside the software. NASA was using agile based approaches which was out of the software domain demonstrating agile was there from long time ago. One of the top engineers that participated is argentine and I see him each day in the gym (at least before the quarantine).
Sergio: When you next see your engineer friend at the gym tell him I worked on the last Apollo mission (as an intern) and the Shuttle program (as a grown-up...) at JSC. It's possible we passed in the hall! :)
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1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
Jun 23, 2020 3:29 AM
Sergio Luis Conte
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WoooW! I am a fan of Apollo program because for me is a real example of agile and agility applied in the practice and without the tools and technology we have today. Mainly which is amazing for me is the way people who worked there deal with uncertainty. Each time I see him we talk a lot. People of NASA participated in the USA DoD/NSF Agility Forum in 1990 which was the place where Agile and agility was defined and created and it was outside the software field. I worked in a company that was part of the forum and I was assigned to the group that worked there so I interacted with those people. Long time after for a chance of the destiny I found the engineer I mentioned before. He worked in Apollo 11 mission and the time before it. He is more than 90 years old.
Jun 22, 2020 7:20 PM
Replying to David Maynard
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Sergio: When you next see your engineer friend at the gym tell him I worked on the last Apollo mission (as an intern) and the Shuttle program (as a grown-up...) at JSC. It's possible we passed in the hall! :)
WoooW! I am a fan of Apollo program because for me is a real example of agile and agility applied in the practice and without the tools and technology we have today. Mainly which is amazing for me is the way people who worked there deal with uncertainty. Each time I see him we talk a lot. People of NASA participated in the USA DoD/NSF Agility Forum in 1990 which was the place where Agile and agility was defined and created and it was outside the software field. I worked in a company that was part of the forum and I was assigned to the group that worked there so I interacted with those people. Long time after for a chance of the destiny I found the engineer I mentioned before. He worked in Apollo 11 mission and the time before it. He is more than 90 years old.
Fatastic 50 years back NASA had thought of agile may not be in formal way as it exists today.
IT is clear evidence that NASAs team work with agile mind set. Really great.
Thanks for sharing
Warm regards
MOhan

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