Lifecycle, Processes & Systems Engineering (APPEL-LPSE)

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This course introduces systems engineering processes, NASA lifecycle phases, key technical reviews, and systems engineering management techniques. The course helps you realize the value of well-established systems engineering processes and deliverables.

This course is designed for NASA’s technical workforce, including systems engineers and project personnel who seek to develop the competencies required to succeed as a leader of a project team, functional team, or small project.

Common Competencies
  • C 1.2 - NASA Project Management/Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering Competencies
  • SE 1.1 - Stakeholder Expectation Definition & Management
  • SE 1.2 - Technical Requirements Definition
  • SE 1.4 - Design Solution Definition
  • SE 2.1 - Product Implementation
  • SE 2.3 - Product Verification
  • SE 3.1 - Technical Planning
  • SE 3.2 - Requirements Management
  • SE 3.3 - Interface Management
  • SE 3.4 - Technical Risk Management

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

  • Define and demonstrate engineering of systems processes as illustrated in the NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) for systems engineering (NPR 7123.1) and project management (NPR 7120.5).
  • Explain operations concepts, their development, and their impact on the system of interest.
  • Define system architecture functions and analyze their functional performance.
  • Define system technical solution options and describe how trade studies are performed.
  • Map architecture functions to subsystems and define the relationships among the subsystems.
  • Describe internal and external interface definitions, designs, and changes for products and product components.
  • Explain the importance of establishing a technical planning process for a given system of interest.
  • Explain system realization, integration, verification, validation, and transition.
  • Identify tools used for systems engineering activities.


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

Registration Question? Contact the training specialist below for assistance.

Annette Pitt
(321) 861-1112

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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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