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Danesy,frank ipmc presentation final (orlando 2012)



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  • 1. I n t → r n at i o n al Co l l ab o r at i o n i n eTe c h n i c al W r k f o r c e D e ve l o p me n t o D r . F r an k C. D an e s y He ad o f Hu man Re s o u r c e s D i vi s i o n Eu r o p e an S p ac e Op e r at i o n s Ce n t r e Eu r o p e an S p ac e Ag e n c y
  • 2. ESA levels of International Cooperation withinEuropeESA has experience with internationalcooperation• between the governments of 19 memberstates• with their delegate bodies• with governments of 4 Europeancooperation states• with an industry spread across Europe• with employees from all member states• at 14 locations in 8 European countries 2
  • 3. International cooperation beyond EuropeThe European Space Agency• cooperates on a number of projects with other space faring nations• maintains offices and stations outside Europe• participates in important international forums and conferences (e.g. “Masterswith Masters”)ESA values and stands for international cooperation 3
  • 4. Activities of the IPMC• “Organise specialized symposia that discuss topics of interest to the program/project management community and are held either on the margins of regularly scheduled IAF meetings or on separate occasions.• Disseminate information on programme/project management activities of mutual interest to IAF member organizations and other interested groups using the IAF’s web site and other means as appropriate.• Cooperate with other organisations interested in the enhancement of space project/programme management practices.• Identify and, subject to the prior approval of the IAF, implement projects – including but not limited to studies, the preparation of documents, etc. – that contribute to improved appreciation and pursue of space project/program management at the global level.” h t t p : / / www. i af as t r o . o r g / i n d e x . h t ml ? t i t l e = I PMC4
  • 5. IPMC enhancing project/programmanagement expertise through• Knowledge sharing• Performance enhancement• Curriculum development• Research activities5
  • 6. Involvement of ESA in IPMC• Exchange of Best Practices• Masters with Masters• IPM course (course delivery and participation)• Lessons Learned workshop• Spring meetings of IPMC at ESA6
  • 7. ESA’s interests IPMC• Cooperation in – Training – Knowledge Sharing (incl. Lessons Learnt) – Curriculum development – Research activities7
  • 8. The value of the IPMC for ESA• The opportunity – to discuss openly – with international partners – all issues related to PM;• Excellent basis to – develop multilateral cooperation – joint projects8
  • 9. What to do in the future• Follow-up to Lessons Learnt workshop (16 March at ESTEC)• Discussion on European Project Days in 2013 (April meeting)9
  • 10. Further ImpulsesUnderstanding our international partners:alpartners – Governance structures – Program definition processes – Budget allocation processes – Organizational structures – Organizational cultures – Contract placement processes Objective: Not to determine what is better, but to understand the impact on cooperation projects10
  • 11. What else?• ESA is looking forward to – Continued fruitful cooperation – Achievement of joint objectives – Mutual benefit11