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  • NASA Fundamentals
    NASA Fundamentals
  • Program / Project Management
    Program / Project Management

Skill Level: Open to all.

This offers a foundation in project planning, analysis, and control, and provides intensive instruction in project management fundamentals across the entire project life cycle. Course content covers the areas of technical integration of project elements, design and discipline functions, and their associated interactions to balance performance, cost, schedule, reliability, and operability. Proven strategies and practical tools for planning, executing, and controlling a variety of projects are presented.

This course is designed for NASA’s new engineers or early-career hires.

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

  • Define a project, its objectives, and measurement criteria for success.
  • Estimate project schedules, costs, and resources using a variety of proven methods such as Earned Value Management.
  • Build a work breakdown structure of project tasks.
  • Define a network diagram and calculate the project schedule using PERT/Critical Path Method (CPM).
  • Describe project risk identification, risk assessment, and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Close out a project in a systematic, comprehensive manner.