Advanced Project Management and Advanced Systems Engineering (APPEL-APM&ASE)

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This course focuses on advanced concepts of project management and systems engineering and their integration in the management of all phases and facets of the project life cycle. This participant-driven course uses a case study approach to examine such topics as system architecting, performance, risk, cost, schedule, reliability and operability, as well as stakeholder management and acquisition strategies.

This course is designed as graduate-level seminar for experienced project managers (PMs) and systems engineers (SEs).

Project Management Competencies
  • PM 2.0 - Stakeholder Management
  • PM 4.0 - Acquisitions Management
  • PM 5.0 - Project Planning
  • PM 7.0 - Risk Management
  • PM 13.0 - Systems Engineering
  • PM 15.0 - Project Control
Common Competencies
  • C 1.1 - Agency Structure, Mission, and Internal Goals
  • C 1.2 - NASA Project Management/Systems Engineering Procedures and Guidelines
  • C 4.2 - Communication
  • C 4.3 - Leadership
Systems Engineering Competencies
  • SE 1.1 - Stakeholder Expectation Definition & Management
  • SE 1.2 - Technical Requirements Definition
  • SE 1.3 - Logical Decomposition
  • SE 1.4 - Design Solution Definition
  • SE 2.1 - Product Implementation
  • SE 3.1 - Technical Planning
  • SE 3.8 - Technical Decision Analysis

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Manage the integration project management and systems engineering personnel functions to balance performance, risk, cost, schedule, reliability and operability through all life cycle phases per NASA policy guidelines.
  • Apply techniques for coping with multiple stakeholders, complex approval situations and teams drawn from across NASA.
  • Manage the development of a system architecture compatible with the performance requirements and the organizations involved with that system, acceptable levels of risk and suitable for the NASA mission to be performed.
  • Direct the identification of system functional boundaries including multiple interfaces, segmenting the architecture into functions and conducting functional analysis on all of the segments.
  • Construct efficient acquisition strategies, lead their implementation, and monitor their effectiveness.


Interested in taking this course? Click the date(s) below to register through SATERN.

Registration Question? Contact the training specialist below for assistance.

Jessica Boss
(321) 861-1208

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A dynamic and skilled trainer requested by customers for their training events; Mr. Manzer combines practical experience working for the US government, prime contractors, and consulting companies with an extensive knowledge of theory. His systems engineering approach uses relevant experiences and examples to create a context for each topic that enable participants to see relevance to their personal situations and applications.


Curriculum Question? Contact the curriculum lead below for assistance.

Ramien Pierre

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