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Vision and Strategic Planning

Program/Project Management Resource List #16

Revised Feb. 2012

Provided by the NASA Headquarters Library

"Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized." - attributed to Daniel Burnham.

NASA was formed with the purpose of maintaining American leadership in aeronautics and in spaceflight. This goal has been achieved through steady development of new technologies and amazing feats of ingenuity and courage, such as the landings on the Moon, the Grand Tour of the Voyager probes to all of the solar system's gas giant planets, the treks of Spirit and Opportunity across the hills and valleys of Mars, and the building of the International Space Station. Through all these years, NASA has been guided by people with visions of what NASA ought to be doing to fulfill its purpose and plans of action which would bring about the realization of those visions. This webpage lists resources on vision-forming and strategic planning at the NASA Headquarters Library. You may also find useful resources in our webpages on Science Policy, Corporate Culture, Organizational Change, Change Management, Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace, Creative Problem Solving and Developing Leadership Skills. If you are a NASA HQ employee, please consider subscribing to our news alerts on think tank reports and government agency reports to get the latest news.

All items are available at the Headquarters Library, except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: Call x0168 or email Library@hq.nasa.gov for information on borrowing or in-library use of any of these items. Members of the public: Contact your local library for the availability of these items. NASA Headquarters employees can request additional materials or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions about this webpage.

Contents: Policies Books E-books Articles and Reports Internet Resources

NASA Policies

The following policies and procedural requirements can be accessed by anyone through the NASA Online Directives Information System:
NASA Policy Document 1000.0A: NASA Governance and Strategic Management Handbook
NASA Policy Document 1001.0A: 2011 NASA Strategic Plan


Besanko, David, David Dranove, and Mark Shanley. Economics of Strategy. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2004. (ISBN: 047121213X)
HD30.28 .B46 2004 PPM-STACKS
Betz, Frederick. Managing Technological Innovation: Competitive Advantage from Change. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2003. (ISBN: 0471225630)
HD45 .B443 2003 PPM-STACKS
Georghiou, Luke (ed.). The Handbook of Technology Foresight: Concepts and Practice. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2008. (ISBN: 1845425863)
HC79 .T4 H3533 2008 BOOKSTACKS
Kaplan, Robert S., and David P. Norton. Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2004. (ISBN: 1591391342)
HD30.28 .K35 2004 PPM-STACKS
Kotnour, Timothy G. Transforming Organizations: Strategies and Methods. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2010. (ISBN: 9781439805749)
HD58.8 .K668 2010 PPM-STACKS
Ross, Jeanne W., Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson. Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2006. (ISBN: 1591398398)
HD30.2 .R67 2006 PPM-STACKS
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. New York, NY: Random House, 2007. (ISBN: 9781400063512)
Q375 .T35 2007 PPM-STACKS
Van der Heijden, Kees. Scenarios: The Art of Strategic Conversation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2005. (ISBN: 0470023686)
HF5718 .V36 2005 BOOKSTACKS
Wheelen, Thomas L., and David Hunger. Strategic Management and Business Policy: Concept and Cases. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008. (ISBN: 9780132323468)
HD30.28 .W43 2008B PPM-STACKS


All e-books listed here are available to NASA civil servants and contractors through the Books 24x7 service of SATERN.
Criswell, Corey, and Talula Cartwright. Creating a Vision. Center for Creative Leadership, 2010. (ISBN: 9781604910759)
Nolan, Timothy N., Leonard D. Goodstein, and Jeanette Goodstein. Applied Strategic Planning: An Introduction, 2nd Edition. Pfeiffer, 2008. (ISBN: 9780787988524)
Olsen, Erica. Strategic Planning for Dummies. John Wiley & Sons, 2007. (ISBN: 9780470037164>
Raynor, Michael E. The Strategy Paradox: Why Committing to Success Leads to Failure (And What to Do About It) . The Doubleday Publishing Group, 2007. (ISBN: 9780385516228)
Shenhar, Aaron J., Dragan Milosevic, Dov Dvir, and Hans Thamhain. Linking Project Management to Business Strategy. Project Management Institute, 2007. (ISBN: 9781933890333)
Wheeler, Cass. You've Gotta Have Heart: Achieving Purpose Beyond Profit in the Social Sector. AMACOM, 2009. (ISBN: 9780814409909)
Whitehead, Jo. What You Need to Know about Strategy. Capstone Publishing, 2011. (ISBN: 9780857081018)
Wootton, Simon, and Terry Horne. Strategic Thinking: A Nine Step Approach to Strategy and Leadership for Managers and Marketers, 3rd edition. Kogan Page, 2010. (ISBN: 9780749460778)

Articles and Reports

Caliva, Robret M., James A. Murphy, and Kyle B. Oswald. "Evolution of a Unique Systems Engineering Capability", in: INCOSE International Symposium, Denver, CO, June 19-23, 2011.
(1017889: (June 2011) DOE Information Bridge)
Fernandez, Joseph A. Contextual Role of TRLs and MRLs in Technology Management. SAND2010-7595. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, Nov. 2010.
(1002093: (Nov. 2010) DOE Information Bridge)
Gates, Linda P. Strategic Planning with Critical Success Factors and Future Scenarios: An Integrated Strategic Planning Framework. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 2010.
(ADA532574: (Nov. 2010) DTIC)
Jeffs, Margie, et al. "Using VE to Strategically Plan Our Future", in: Society of Value Engineers (SAVE), Detroit, MI, June 27-July 2, 2009.
(961927: (Oct. 2009) DOE Information Bridge)
Olivarius, Niels de Fine, et al. "Dynamic Strategic Planning in a Professional Knowledge-Based Organization", Journal of Research Administration, vol. XLI, no. 1 (Spring 2010), p. 35-48.
Available through ERIC as document no. EJ886791.
Wolf III, Wilbur E. The Dirty Dozen Keys to Strategy Success. US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, March 2006.
(ADA449261: (July 2006) DTIC)
Young, Lester, Thomas E. Reynolds, and Thomas L. Harris II. Organizational Strategic Planning and Execution: Should Governmental Organizations Rely on Strategic Planning for the Success of the Organization?. Naval postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, June 2007.
(ADA470072: (June 2007) DTIC)

Internet Resources

Acceleration Studies Foundation. 2010 [Jan. 31, 2012].
Association of Professional Futurists. 2012 [Jan. 31, 2012].
Department of Veterans' Affairs. Federal Forecasters' Consortium. April 26, 2011 [Jan. 31, 2012].
International Institute of Forecasters. Dec. 6, 2011 [Jan. 31, 2012].
The Millennium Project. 2011 [Jan. 31, 2012].
NASA Headquarters Library. Management and Policy Documents. Jan. 2012 [Jan. 31, 2012].
Wilson, Jim. Budget Documents, Strategic Plans and Performance Reports. Dec. 21, 2011 [Jan. 31, 2012].
United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Technology Foresight. July 13, 2011 [Jan. 31, 2012].
World Future Society. Jan. 2012 [Jan. 31, 2012].
World Futures Studies Federation. 2012 [Jan. 31, 2012].

Last Updated: Feb. 2012