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T.Keith Glennan Memorial Library

Vision and Strategic Planning

Program/Project Management Resource List #16

Revised Sep. 2017

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.

Books 24X7

Weisbord, Marvin. Future Search: Getting the Whole System in the Room for Vision, Commitment, and Action, Third Edition. 2015. SATERN
Schachter, Lou. Making Sense of Change Management: A Complete Guide to the Models, Tools and Techniques of Organizational Change, 4th ed. 2016. SATERN
Jakhotiya, Girish P. Strategic Planning, Execution, and Measurement (SPEM): A Powerful Tool for CEOs. 2013. SATERN
LID Editorial. Visionary Thinking: Guiding People with a Practical, Compelling Vision. 2015. SATERN

HQ Library Catalog

Wheelen, Thomas L. Strategic Management and Business Policy: Concept and Cases (PPM). 2008. HD30.28 W43 2008B
Kotnour, Timothy G. Transforming Organizations: Strategies and Methods (PPM). 2010. HD58.8 M3323 2010

NASA Internet Resources

NASA Aeronautics Strategic Implementation Plan (ARMD)
NASA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
Strategic Plan of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)
Ed Hoffman, Jon Boyle. Twelve Strategic Imperatives for NASA Knowledge Services

NODIS (NASA Online Directives Information System) NPD AND NPR:

2014 NASA Strategic Plan
Policy Info: NPD 1001.0B