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A new book from the National Academy of Engineering celebrates 50 years of innovation by engineers from a range of disciplines, including aerospace and systems engineering.Full story
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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.
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm
Participants receive insights to how to manage and make informed decisions from the volumes of data available in projects. The sessions examine project performance from the technical, schedule, cost , and risk perspectives. Completion of the course enables an individual to interpret project information to understand status and predict project outcomes.
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm
This course introduces concepts and methods for using strategic thinking as a logical foundation upon which to shape project definition and management.
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – Dec 18 @ 4:30 pm
This eight-days onsite course (plus two -days equivalent of online work) is intended to enhance proficiency in applying PM and SE processes/practices over the project life cycle. The course focuses on defining and implementing system projects and provides valuable insight for managing and leading project and technical teams.
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
This course will provide a high-level understanding of EVM concepts as well as techniques for analyzing EVM data.