Strategic Management And Governance Handbook
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This handbook describes the process and principles of strategic management for NASA. It is an overview of core strategic management requirements and is intended to give a basic understanding of how NASA is managed and what internal and external requirements drive this management strategy.
NASA is a mission-driven Agency, and the strategic management approach requires all organizations in NASA to manage requirements, schedule, and budget, according to a program/project management method. A mission is defined as a core function or job of the Agency and is not limited to flight.
The guiding principles of NASA’s Strategic Management approach are:
• Lean Governance
• Responsibility and Decision-Making
• Sensible Competition
• Balance of Power
• Checks and Balances
• Integrated Enterprise Management
• Strategic Management of Capital Assets
• Strategic Management of Human Capital
This handbook is composed of six chapters, each of which includes a brief written explanation of its subject, a visual graphic of the identified process, and a table of organizational roles and responsibilities.
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