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Please note that open registration for APPEL courses closes approximately 5 weeks prior to the course start date. Should you wish to register after that timeframe, please contact your APPEL Center Point of Contact.
Jan 6 @ 8:00 am – Jan 8 @ 4:30 pm
This three-day course introduces systems engineering processes, NASA life-cycle phases, key technical reviews, and systems engineering management techniques. The course helps you realize the value of well-established systems engineering processes and deliverables.
Jan 6 @ 8:00 am – Jan 9 @ 4:30 pm
This course focuses on managing project constraints including limits on time, human resources, materials, budget, and specifications. It also helps participants to develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects as they put the tools of project management to work.
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – Jan 8 @ 4:30 pm
This course teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), your organization will begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on those decisions with unity and commitment.
Jan 12 @ 8:00 am – Jan 15 @ 4:30 pm
This course is an intensive experience aimed at building capabilities needed to achieve project team objectives and to synthesize the project management practices learned through previous practice and study. This laboratory provides a unique opportunity to identify, understand, and practice effective leadership behaviors in a project team setting. The Project Leadership Lab is a highly interactive experiential program design anchored by a complex computer simulation exploring a project launch.