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    Program / Project Management

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.

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