World-class training. Hands-on development. Online engagement. Find out more about how the Academy benefits NASA in the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Annual Report.
In FY16, APPEL continued to demonstrate its commitment to the NASA mission by positioning its offerings to support evolving program and project needs. Distinctive new courses, novel interactive resources, and stakeholder engagement led the Academy’s efforts to help ensure NASA’s technical workforce has the skills and knowledge needed to advance mission success.
Throughout the year, the Academy offered a wide range of courses for practitioners at all career levels. At the same time, APPEL invested in the development of new courses to meet emerging training demands identified by stakeholders across NASA. APPEL also supported hands-on training efforts, collaborating with the Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) to convene a new class of participants in the Systems Engineering Leadership Development Program (SELDP).
Beyond the classroom, APPEL hosted three new sessions of the NASA Virtual Project Management Challenge and posted more than 70 interviews and articles relevant to the project management and systems engineering communities. The APPEL website provided critical interactive tools, such as the PM&SE Competency Model and the PM&SE Career Development Framework, to help practitioners, supervisors, and managers chart a clear course toward professional development.
The initiatives and offerings mentioned above are only part of the reason that the APPEL team received the NASA Group Achievement Award in FY16 for an outstanding group accomplishment that contributed substantially to NASA’s mission. The broader reason is simple: every day, the Academy leveraged its experience and resources to support the agency in building a bright future founded on a skilled workforce.
Read the full report to learn more about the ways in which APPEL benefited NASA in FY16.