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Schedule Collaboration on Mars Science Laboratory with Multi-Users and Tools

"Schedule Collaboration on Mars Science Laboratory with Multi-Users and Tools"

by Julie K. Owen, CCC PSP and Thomas Barnhart


NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a non-profit enterprise operated by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). JPL is a key NASA center specializing, among other things, in robotic exploration of space. JPL is known worldwide for delivering unprecedented space missions. JPL delivers these amazing products by leveraging world class capabilities in science, engineering, and technology and using its highly skilled in-house workforce and strategic partners. Because of the anticipated size and complexity of the project, early on the decision was made to implement Primavera Enterprise for schedule management. This enabled multi-user scheduling using multiple tools and it leveraged limited resources.

This following paper outlines how the scheduling implementation occurred, including data integration and validation with how-to tips and tricks for collaborating with Primavera, P6, and Microsoft Project, MSP 2003. This article was originally published in the 2009 AACE International Transactions as PS.13.

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