Houston, We Have a Problem: NASA's Lessons on Learning From Failure

March 28, 2013
World Bank HQ, 11P-142

The event features Dr. Edward Hoffman, director of the NASA Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL) and NASA's Chief Knowledge Officer. Dr. Hoffman will explore the role of failure as a key learning factor that may lead to better results and structural improvements if approached with the focus and commitment to make things better. 

For more information visit NASA Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership (APPEL). 


Dr. Ed Hoffman is NASA's Chief Knowledge Officer.  He works within NASA as well as with leaders of industry, academia, professional associations, and other government agencies to develop the agency's capabilities in program and project management and engineering.

Dr. Hoffman has written numerous journal articles, co-authored Shared Voyage:  Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects (NASA, 2005) and Project Management Success Stories:  Lessons of Project Leaders (Wiley, 2000), and speaks frequently at conferences and associations.  He serves as adjunct faculty at The George Washington University.

He holds a Doctorate, as well as Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Columbia University in the area of social and organizational psychology.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1981.