PM&SE Career Development Framework

Team Practitioners/Technical Engineers Team/Subsystem Leads Project Managers/Project System Engineers Program Managers/Chief Engineers

The PM&SE Career Development Framework supports practitioners by helping determine which courses and activities will enhance competencies in their current positions and support future development aspirations. The Development Framework complements the APPEL Catalog and PM&SE Competency Model by helping create a clear path forward for professional development. It is one of many tools, including mentoring and manager/supervisor discussions, that can be used to support the overall individual development strategy.

The PM&SE Career Development Framework supports practitioners by helping determine which courses and activities will enhance competencies in their current positions and support future development aspirations. The Development Framework complements the APPEL Catalog and PM&SE Competency Model by helping create a clear path forward for professional development. It is one of many tools, including mentoring and manager/supervisor discussions, that can be used to support the overall individual development strategy.

The PM&SE Career Development Framework supports practitioners by helping determine which courses and activities will enhance competencies in their current positions and support future development aspirations. The Development Framework complements the APPEL Catalog and PM&SE Competency Model by helping create a clear path forward for professional development. It is one of many tools, including mentoring and manager/supervisor discussions, that can be used to support the overall individual development strategy.

The PM&SE Career Development Framework supports practitioners by helping determine which courses and activities will enhance competencies in their current positions and support future development aspirations. The Development Framework complements the APPEL Catalog and PM&SE Competency Model by helping create a clear path forward for professional development. It is one of many tools, including mentoring and manager/supervisor discussions, that can be used to support the overall individual development strategy.

The PM&SE Career Development Framework supports practitioners by helping determine which courses and activities will enhance competencies in their current positions and support future development aspirations. The Development Framework complements the APPEL Catalog and PM&SE Competency Model by helping create a clear path forward for professional development. It is one of many tools, including mentoring and manager/supervisor discussions, that can be used to support the overall individual development strategy.

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Team Practitioners/Technical Engineers

Role Definition: Practitioners who demonstrate an awareness and understanding of NASA's systems engineering (SE) and project management (PM) tools, techniques, and lexicon. They have obtained a working knowledge of technical integration, systems engineering, and project management concepts and tools and have performed tasks and activities to support and contribute to a project.

Team/Subsystem Leads

Role Definition: Practitioners who have participated in or led PM activities such as requirements development, budget and schedule development, and risk management and/or will have had sufficient experience and responsibility required to prepare them to lead SE and technical integration activities on a subsystem or small project. They demonstrate the application of SE/PM tools, techniques, and lexicon at the project subsystem level, including use of SE/PM best practices.

Project Managers/Project Systems Engineers

Role Definition: Practitioners who have taken a significant leadership role in multiple phases of a project life cycle, managing programmatic and technical aspects and/or managing all technical integration and SE functions for a system or project that would prepare them for a technical leadership role in support of a major system or project. They demonstrate the integration of SE/PM tools, techniques, and best practices across systems at the project level.

Program Managers/Chief Engineers

Role Definition: Practitioners who have contributed to agency goals and who are effective in managing programmatic, technical, and strategic interactions both internal and external to the agency. They will have demonstrated superior competencies in all formulation and implementation systems engineering/project management activities.

APPEL Recommended Courses
NASA Fundamentals
Program/Project Management
Building and Leading NASA Teams
Systems Engineering & Engineering
Lessons Learned for Mission Success
On Demand Learning
NASA Fundamentals
Program/Project Management
Building and Leading NASA Teams
Systems Engineering & Engineering
Lessons Learned for Mission Success
On Demand Learning
NASA Fundamentals
Program/Project Management
Building and Leading NASA Teams
Systems Engineering & Engineering
Lessons Learned for Mission Success
On Demand Learning
Other Recommended Development Activities

Click the video above to hear firsthand from practitioners about their experiences and the development strategies they use for their careers at NASA.

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Click the video above to hear firsthand from practitioners about their experiences and the development strategies they use for their careers at NASA.

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Click the video above to hear firsthand from practitioners about their experiences and the development strategies they use for their careers at NASA.

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Click the video above to hear firsthand from practitioners about their experiences and the development strategies they use for their careers at NASA.

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Agency Resources and Activities
Center Resources and Activities
Please contact the Center POC for available development programs and additional center sponsored activites.
Please contact the Center POC for available development programs and additional center sponsored activites.

MENTORING PROGRAM:

POC:

Kathy Clark
kathy.m.clark@nasa.gov
(216) 433-8354

Please contact the Center POC for available development programs and additional center sponsored activites.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS:

Leadership Management Development Program

POC:

Keith Gregg
keith.m.gregg@nasa.gov
(301) 286-4081

Product Development Lead (PDL) Training Program

POC:

Becky Derro
rebecca.j.derro@nasa.gov
(301) 286-9026

Systems Engineering Education Development (SEED) Program

POC:

Ginger Robinson
virginia.c.robinson@nasa.gov
(301) 286-4969

Systems Engineering Leadership Development Program (SELDP)

POC:

Carmel Conaty
carmel.a.conaty@nasa.gov
(301) 286-6098

Flight Project Development Program

POC:

Donna Swann
donna.j.swann@nasa.gov
(301) 286-7871

MENTORING PROGRAM:

Mentoring Matters

POC:

Lester Wright
lester.wright@nasa.gov
(262) 346-8397

Please contact the Center POC for available development programs and additional center sponsored activites.

Please contact the Center POC for available development programs and additional center sponsored activites.
Please contact the Center POC for available development programs and additional center sponsored activites.

MENTORING PROGRAM:

POC:

Andrea Parker
a.j.parker@nasa.gov
(281) 244-0056

Please contact the Center POC for available development programs and additional center sponsored activites.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS:

POC:

Joette Feeney
joette.m.feeney@nasa.gov
(321) 867-7484

Please contact the Center POC for available development programs and additional center sponsored activites.

MENTORING PROGRAM:

POC:

Karen Freidt
karen.l.freidt@nasa.gov
(757) 660-4875

  • Generating Rare Opportunities with Wisdom (GROW)

Please contact the Center POC for available development programs and additional center sponsored activites.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS:

Marshall Systems Engineering Leadership Development Program (MSELDP)

POC:

Shelley Miller
shelley.t.miller@nasa.gov
(256) 544-9115

Program, Planning & Control Leadership Development Series (PP&C LDS)

POC:

Renea Scoble
renea.scoble@nasa.gov
(256) 544-2509

Marshall Mentor MATCH

POC:

Roger Kitchen
roger.w.kitchen@nasa.gov
(256) 544-7471

MENTORING PROGRAM:

POC:

Roger Kitchen
roger.w.kitchen@nasa.gov
(256) 544-7471

Please contact the Center POC for available development programs and additional center sponsored activites.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM:

System Engineering and Project Management Program

POC:

Anita Douglas
anita.w.douglas@nasa.gov
(228) 688-3698

MENTORING PROGRAM:

SSC/NSSC Mentoring Program

POC:

Anita Douglas
anita.w.douglas@nasa.gov
(228) 688-3698

Please contact the Center POC for available development programs and additional center sponsored activites.

PM&SE Competency Model
Competency Model

Our competency-based Career Development model links your individual career needs with NASA's workforce requirements. Click here to view the Project Management and Systems Engineering Competency Model, which will further assist you in charting your development.