Scheduling and Cost Control (APPEL-SCC)

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Scheduling and Cost Control (APPEL-SCC)


This course focuses on managing project constraints including limits on time, human resources, materials, budget, and specifications. It also helps participants to develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects as they put the tools of project management to work.

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.

Project Management Competencies
  • PM 5.0 - Project Planning
  • PM 6.0 – Cost Estimating
  • PM 11.0 - Budget and Resource Management
  • PM 15.0 - Project Control
  • PM 16.0 - Project Review and Evaluation
Common Competencies
  • C 1.2 - NASA Project Management/Systems Engineering Procedures and Guidelines

Click here to view full competency model.

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:

  • Identify documentation needed to provide inputs to scheduling and cost-control activities.
  • Use the work breakdown structure to develop a network diagram.
  • Calculate schedules using PERT/Critical Path Method (CPM).
  • Identify, assign, and tabulate resource requirements.
  • Predict costs and work time using specific levels and estimate types.
  • Plan for contingencies and anticipate variations.
  • Estimate future project performance based on historical data.
  • Monitor changes and close out projects on time.


Interested in taking this course? Click the date(s) below to register through SATERN.
Jul 10-13, 2018

Registration Question? Contact the training specialist below for assistance.

Sabrina Paul
(321) 861-1526

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



Scott Burd has 25 years of experience in instructing and consulting for Fortune 500 companies, including McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, British Aerospace, and Hughes Aircraft; the military; NASA, including the Johnson Space Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and numerous small businesses in the manufacturing, nonprofit, health care, and insurance industries. His expertise is in total quality management, project management, leadership and strategic planning.
Dr. David Dickey has over 30 years of leadership, human resource, and instructor experience in management, education, and training. He has directed, coordinated, and implemented program and project requirements for organizations and committees with staff from 5 to 30 personnel. These requirements included staff coordination, short- and long-range organizational planning, human resource management and employee relations, individual and organization operational planning and training, logistical planning, and budget analysis.


Curriculum Question? Contact the curriculum lead below for assistance.

Dan Daly

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