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  • Systems Engineering & Engineering
    Systems Engineering & Engineering

This course introduces participants to the processes that support planning, development, and execution of a Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP). Participants learn how to create a SEMP in compliance with NASA standards. In addition, they learn how technical planning complements project planning to create the next-level guidance for a technical team.

This course is designed for NASA’s technical workforce, including systems engineers and project personnel developing the competencies required to succeed as a leader of a project team, functional team, or small project.

Systems Engineering Competencies
  • SE 3.1 - Technical Planning
  • SE 3.2 - Requirements Management
  • SE 3.4 - Technical Risk Management
  • SE 3.8 - Technical Decision Analysis

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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:

  • Describe the importance of technical planning and technical management.
  • Describe how the technical plan coordinates with a project plan.
  • Document a technical plan in a NASA-compliant Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP).
  • Explain the NASA procedural requirements (NPR 7123.1 for systems engineering and 7120.5 for project management) to create a technical plan.
  • Define the technical work necessary and sufficient to complete a project.
  • Describe the characteristics and elements of a good technical plan.
  • Describe the flow of systems engineering activities that guide a project.
  • Select appropriate technical reviews, metrics, and measurements to assess project progress.
  • Explain how to use the SEMP to control scope during project execution.