Third-Quarter Courses Propel Professional Development

Third-Quarter Courses Propel Professional Development

For the third quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2017, APPEL is offering a range of courses designed to support the development goals of NASA practitioners at all career levels. 

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Smart Engineering Helps Spitzer Go Beyond Expectations

Smart Engineering Helps Spitzer Go Beyond Expectations

As a prime example of how “clever engineering” can expand project potential, the Spitzer Space Telescope continues to deliver unprecedented data more than 13 years after launch. 

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2016 Session 3: Considering It All For Project Success: Dissenting Opinions at NASA

2016 Session 3: Considering It All For Project Success: Dissenting Opinions at NASA

Time:  Wednesday, June 22, 2016 @ 1:30 – 3:00 pm (ET) Presenters: Dr. Nigel Packham – Manager, Flight Safety Office, NASA Johnson Space Center Peter Spidaliere – Mission Systems Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Abstract: Program and project managers must make thousands of decisions in the course of delivering successful products and missions. But how […]

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2016 Session 2: Project Derailed? Get Back on Track with Schedule and Cost

2016 Session 2: Project Derailed? Get Back on Track with Schedule and Cost

Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 12:00 – 1:30 pm (ET) Presenters: Dr. Kate Earle – Chief Learning Officer, Quiet Leadership Institute Jason Lee – Assistant Director of the Applied Research and Methods Team, US Government Accountability Office (GAO) Vernell Jackson – Systems Resource Manager, NASA GSFC Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate Cynthia Simmons – Associate […]

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2016 Session 1: Why Don’t They Just Give Us Money? Project Cost Estimating and Cost Reporting

2016 Session 1: Why Don’t They Just Give Us Money? Project Cost Estimating and Cost Reporting

Time:  Tuesday, November 17, 2015 @ 2:00 – 3:30 pm (ET) Presenters: Doug Comstock – Director, Cost Analysis Division Kristin Van Wychen – Senior Analyst, Acquisition and Sourcing Management Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Mary Beth Zimmerman – Branch Chief, OCFO Strategic Investments Division Abstract:  Successful projects require an integrated approach to managing cost, schedule, and […]

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2015 Session 2: Building Your Systems Mentality: Using Systems Engineering & Integration to Solve Project Challenges

2015 Session 2: Building Your Systems Mentality: Using Systems Engineering & Integration to Solve Project Challenges

Time:  Tuesday, September 22, 2015 @ 2:00 – 3:30 pm (ET) Presenter: Bohdan Bejmuk, Aerospace Consultant Abstract:  Technical knowledge is essential to the work done by NASA practitioners. So it may be surprising to learn that the most ingenious and elegant solutions to project challenges often arise not from a specific technical discipline perspective, but from a systems-focused […]

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2015 Session 1: APPEL – Developing the Technical Workforce

2015 Session 1: APPEL – Developing the Technical Workforce

Time:  December 2, 2014 @ 11 – 1 pm (EST) Presenters: Roger Forsgren, APPEL Director Stephen Angelillo, APPEL Deputy Director Donna Wilson, Curriculum Manager Abstract:  The technical workforce—those involved with project management and systems engineering—is an integral part of NASA’s efforts and achievements. But who helps members of the technical workforce achieve their professional development goals? […]

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2014 Session 2: Masters with Masters: Game Changing and Small Spacecraft Technology

2014 Session 2: Masters with Masters: Game Changing and Small Spacecraft Technology

Time: April 29, 2014 @ 1:00 PM (EST) Presenters: Dr. Edward Hoffman, NASA Chief Knowledge Officer Stephen Gaddis, Director, Game Changing Development Program Bruce Yost, Program Manager, Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP) Abstract: As NASA practitioners progress through their careers, one of the most powerful ways they can learn is by sharing their expertise in dialogue with […]

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