Competency Model

NASA APPEL developed the Project Management and Systems Engineering Competency Model to support the professional development of NASA’s technical workforce.

The model outlines distinct competency areas for project managers and systems engineers, as well as shared competencies that encompass both disciplines. There are 18 separate project management competencies and 17 systems engineering competencies, which are categorized into 3 overall areas. The 14 shared competencies, common to both project management and systems engineers, are categorized into 5 general areas.

Click through the interactive graphic to view competency definitions and the APPEL courses that support each competency. We encourage you to use this model to better understand the skills and abilities that are considered drivers of success at NASA in order to help guide you in your development.

To learn more about APPEL courses and how to register, visit the APPEL Catalog.

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