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PgM Series #5 – Navigating Program Politics (APPEL – PgM05PP)

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 identifying and engaging stakeholders; influencing without authority; and special considerations with international partners, (e.g., ITAR).

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:

  • Distinguish key stakeholders from other stakeholders.
  • Describe best practices for engaging key stakeholders.
  • Describe techniques for influencing others without formal authority.
  • Identify special considerations when dealing with international partners.
  • Describe best practices and personal lessons learned for navigating program politics.