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PgM Series #4 – Program Decision Making (APPEL – PgM04DM)

PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS

  • Program / Project Management
    Program / Project Management

Skill Level: Program Managers/Chief Engineers.

The Program Management Series is an advanced, peer-to-peer learning opportunity for experienced NASA Program Managers, Chief Engineers, senior Project Managers, and senior Project Systems Engineers. This session covers formal decision-making techniques for resource allocation; resource and budget trades; mitigating cognitive biases; and distinguishing urgency and importance.

Experienced NASA Program Managers, Chief Engineers, senior Project Managers, and senior Project Systems Engineers.

Project Management Competencies
  • PM 2.0 - Stakeholder Management
  • PM 5.0 - Project Planning
  • PM 14.0 - Tracking/Trending of Project Performance
  • PM 15.0 - Project Control
  • PM 16.0 - Project Review and Evaluation
Common Competencies
  • C 1.1 - Agency Structure, Mission, and Internal Goals
  • C 1.3 – External Relationships
  • C 4.2 - Communication
  • C 4.3 – Leadership
  • C 5.2 – Knowledge Sharing

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The learning sessions are designed to provide an environment for managers to share best practices while they refine their knowledge and skills in addressing NASA program challenges.

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

  • Explain decision-making techniques for resource allocation.
  • Describe techniques for making resource and budget trades.
  • Describe common cognitive biases that interfere with effective decision making and how to mitigate them.
  • Differentiate between urgent and important issues.
  • Describe best practices and identify opportunities for NASA program decision making.