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  • 1. IN TERN ATION ALS PACE STATIO N High Performance Teams Keeping Expertise: KSC Utilization Team Barbra Calvert NASA Kennedy Space Center Utilization Project Manager
  • 2. IN TERN ATION ALS PACE STATIO N Background KSC and ISS Research – To perform ISS Research (Utilization) several racks have been placed on orbit – Scientist utilize equipment and hardware in these racks to perform experiments – The racks and hardware for the experiments are tested in a flight like configuration with the flight software at KSC to verify everything will work as required on orbit Expedition 2 crewmember Susan Helms activating the HRF 1 rack
  • 3. IN TERN ATION ALS PACE STATIO N Background Microgravity Sciences GloveBox Human Research MELFI Freezer Facility Racks ExPRESS Racks 2001 2005
  • 4. IN TERN ATION ALS PACE STATIO N Timeline of Events 2005 2006 2007 2009 2002 2003 NASA 6 -crew 20 MLE Columbia Return to flight PTCS Funding Tested Capability Study Accident First Payload on Orbit Reduction Cancelled In MLE In PRCU at KSC Crew Size Reduced from 6 To 3 and then to 2 Move into SLSL
  • 5. IN TERN ATION ALS PACE STATIO N Utilization Team Makeup Overall Team – Middeck Team Responsible for late stow of middeck payloads Supports alternate landing sites Majority of the team has been together for years – Test Team Responsible for final test and checkout of payloads before flight Most affected by changes in roles and responsibilities Recently took on the additional responsibility of running the Checkout System
  • 6. IN TERN ATION ALS PACE STATIO N Project Management Challenges Keeping the people and the skills when budgets and tasks are reduced Motivating personnel Understanding when to intervene – Between the team and management – When there is conflict within the team
  • 7. IN TERN ATION ALS PACE STATIO N What Makes this a High Performance Team Product is always outstanding – Issues within the team are transparent to the customers – Customers and program representatives recognize the quality product the team produces – Technical capabilities transferred to new team members EVERYONE ENJOYS WHAT THEY DO
  • 8. IN TERN ATION ALS PACE STATIO N How Do You Build A High Performance Team Recruit individuals who are motivated to perform the task at hand Clearly define the roles and responsibilities of the team members Make sure each team member is properly trained Keep team members well informed – Upcoming events – Program decisions Celebrate success Continue to evaluate performance and where improvements can be made Reward achievement
  • 9. IN TERN ATION ALS PACE STATIO N Summary/Questions Understand what influences the team and their performance Define roles and responsibilities Train Celebrate Improve