Project Management for non-Technical Managers (APPEL-PMnTM)

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The overall objective of the Workshop is to learn and practice the tools and techniques that are critical to plan and manage any project successfully.

Members of NASA’s mission support staff who are interested in learning the fundamental concepts and principles of effective project management, and who wish to apply these principles in-class to a project example they bring to work on. For the more experienced NASA project manager, this course is an excellent review of basic project management principles, tools and techniques.

Project Management Competencies
  • PM 2.0 – Stakeholder Management
  • PM 3.0 – Requirements, Development & Management
  • PM 5.0 - Project Planning
  • PM 7.0 - Risk Management
  • PM 15.0 - Project Control
Common Competencies
  • C 4.2 - Communications

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Related Resources

Resource Category

NASA Project Management Handbook (PDF) (Public) Document

Critical Knowledge Resources

Resource Category

Goddard Search Repository: Case Studies (Public) Website
NASA Lessons Learned Information System (Public) Website

APPEL Library Resources

NASA Galaxie Library NASA Galaxie Library Books 24x7 Library Books 24x7 Library
All supplemental resources are NASA accessible only unless otherwise noted.

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

  • Present the concepts of project management methods in a practical useable manner
  • Create a thorough scope and definition of a project
  • Develop an appreciation of how a project methodology can fit any project
  • Identify the tasks, skills and role of the project manager
  • Build a meaningful and accurate schedule of work
  • Clarify & organize the resources, roles and responsibilities
  • Manage the factors of quality—requirements and expectations
  • Define project costing and build the basis of a project budget
  • Identify, assess and manage the risks to project success
  • Apply the tools and methods of effective project communications
  • Closeout and evaluate project thoroughly and effectively


Interested in taking this course? Click the date(s) below to register through SATERN.
May 8-10, 2018

Registration Question? Contact the training specialist below for assistance.

Jessica Boss
(321) 861-1208

Click here to watch a video tutorial of the APPEL Course Registration Process.



Lawrence Suda has over 30 years management consulting and training experience to numerous government and private sector companies. Larry specializes in creating computer-based simulations for management and leadership training. Larry’s career emphasis is on organization behavior, project management, operations management, strategic management and enterprise-wide project management for leading companies and government agencies throughout the world.


Curriculum Question? Contact the curriculum lead below for assistance.

Dan Daly

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