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Advanced Earned Value Management (APPEL-AEVM)

Advanced Earned Value Management (APPEL-AEVM)

Build upon the basic understanding of EVM and the PMB.

Emphasizes advanced earned value management concepts.

Advanced Project Management and Advanced Systems Engineering (APPEL-APM&ASE)

Advanced Project Management and Advanced Systems Engineering (APPEL-APM&ASE)

Advanced concepts of project management and systems engineering.

Teaches participants how to balance performance, risk, cost, schedule, reliability and operability through all life-cycle phases.

Agile PM: The Keys to Getting Started (APPEL-AGILE)

Agile PM: The Keys to Getting Started (APPEL-AGILE)

Application of Agile PM principles.

Learn the theory and practice of Agile Project management methods.

APPEL Case Studies

APPEL Case Studies

A downloadable library of written cases focusing on lessons learned for the NASA technical workforce.

A collection of case studies designed to illustrate the kinds of decisions and dilemmas managers face every day.

APPEL Virtual PM Challenge

APPEL Virtual PM Challenge

Live and on-demand webcasts on current topics in program/project management.

Available to NASA employees and the public, the Virtual PM Challenge features program and project managers presenting their challenges, successes, and lessons learned.

APPEL's Watch, Listen, & Learn

APPEL's Watch, Listen, & Learn

APPEL YouTube Channel

A compendium of more than 200 videos produced and compiled by NASA APPEL that offer insights and unique perspectives on key topics in project management and systems engineering.

Assertiveness Training for Technical Professionals (APPEL-ATTP)

Assertiveness Training for Technical Professionals (APPEL-ATTP)

Build self-confidence, self-awareness and vital interpersonal skills.

Utilizes powerful and highly participative techniques to help participants master critical ‘people skills’ and drive technical success.

Assessing Project Performance (APPEL-APP)

Assessing Project Performance (APPEL-APP)

Effective project assessment tools and techniques.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Demonstrates various methods to effectively assess project performance.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Communicating Technical Issues (APPEL-CTI)

Communicating Technical Issues (APPEL-CTI)

Discover the foundation for communicating technical information.

Teaches effective methods and strategies for presenting technical issues.

Complex Decision Making in Project Management (APPEL-CDMPM)

Complex Decision Making in Project Management (APPEL-CDMPM) NEW

Learn about the factors which can impact decision making

No courses scheduled at this time.

This course is based on the analysis and discussion of five outstanding case studies, which illustrate the importance of recognizing items that can have a direct impact upon decision-making processes within a complex project management environment.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Overview of all phases of contracting, from requirements development to closeout and discuss how incentives can be used to improve contract results.

Helps prepare students for a customer Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), compliance review, or surveillance review.

Cost Estimation for Project Managers (APPEL-COST)

Cost Estimation for Project Managers (APPEL-COST)

Principles of Cost Estimation.

Become familiar with aspects of Cost Estimation principles.

Creativity and Innovation (APPEL-C&I)

Creativity and Innovation (APPEL-C&I)

Maintaining excellence and technological superiority.

Enables NASA personnel to be more creative and innovate in all their works, including technical and managerial.

Critical Knowledge Gateway

Critical Knowledge Gateway

A multi-disciplinary service portal supported by the Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO).

The Critical Knowledge Gateway serves as a portal connecting the NASA community to a vast array of agency-based videos and video lessons.

Crucial Accountability (APPEL-CA)

Crucial Accountability (APPEL-CA)

Improve team performance.

Develop skills for improving team reliability and effectiveness.

Crucial Conversations (APPEL-CC)

Crucial Conversations (APPEL-CC)

Promoting effective communication.

Demonstrates skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue.

Decision Analysis (APPEL-DA)

Decision Analysis (APPEL-DA)

Making defensible decisions quickly and efficiently.

Provides the tools necessary to improve the quality of a factually based decision-making process for resolving technical issues at NASA.

Defense Acquisition University

Defense Acquisition University

A resource for Defense Acquisition University Training (DAU) Opportunities.

A guide for individuals interested in taking training courses through DAU.

Developing and Implementing a Systems Engineering Management Plan (APPEL-SEMP)

Developing and Implementing a Systems Engineering Management Plan (APPEL-SEMP)

Focusing the technical effort of projects and missions.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Introduces participants to the processes that support planning, development, and execution of a Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP).

No courses scheduled at this time.

Introduces the standards, objectives, policies, and procedures embodied in the EVM system.

Earth, Moon, and Mars (APPEL-EMM)

Earth, Moon, and Mars (APPEL-EMM)

Leveraging geology to understand other planets.

Provides a fundamental understanding of the geologic processes the operate on Earth and other planets.

Essentials of Astronomy for NASA Engineers (APPEL-ASTRO)

Essentials of Astronomy for NASA Engineers (APPEL-ASTRO)

Understanding the universe through science and philosophy.

Inspires a continued interest in astronomy and places aerospace work in the context of our physical and philosophical understanding of our universe.

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Overview (APPEL-FAR)

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Overview (APPEL-FAR)

Introduction to the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the NASA FAR Supplement.

Introduces project managers and those involved in the acquisition process to the FAR system, ensuring they understand its underlying basis, structure, and content, including the NASA FAR Supplement.

Foundations of Aerospace at NASA (APPEL-FOU)

Foundations of Aerospace at NASA (APPEL-FOU)

Supporting NASA's mandate through technical excellence.

Gives students a fundamental understanding of NASA's mission, aeronautics, astronautics, technical writing and team membership in order to support excellence among NASA's technical workforce.

Fundamentals of Systems Engineering (APPEL-FSE)

Fundamentals of Systems Engineering (APPEL-FSE)

Transforming operational needs into technical products.

Introduces methods and techniques for a structured systems development process that procees from requirements to concept to production to operation.

GSFC Case Study Library

GSFC Case Study Library

A downloadable library of written cases on NASA projects or subjects relevant to the NASA workforce.

A collection of written case studies designed primarily for individuals who are developing courses for NASA employees as well as academics interested in using NASA cases in their classes.

Health and Medical Technical Authority (APPEL-HMTA)

Health and Medical Technical Authority (APPEL-HMTA)

Enhances awareness of health and medical technical authority.

Creates an awareness of HMTA roles and responsibilities in the Agency, Agency level standards/technical requirements and HMTA implementation.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Involves real-world design exercises aimed at helping participants design and operate missions.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Provides an overview of the Integrated Baseline Review process.

International Project Management (APPEL-IPM)

International Project Management (APPEL-IPM)

Learn to effectively work with international partners.

Gives insights into the characteristics of international teaming that have the potential to make or break a project. (Nomination Required)

Introduction to Green Engineering (APPEL-GREEN)

Introduction to Green Engineering (APPEL-GREEN)

Engineering to minimize environmental problems.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Provides an introduction to the topic of green engineering, a tool for reducing the environmental impact of products, processes, and systems and making them more sustainable.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Introduction to Project Management at NASA (APPEL-PM101)

Introduction to Project Management at NASA (APPEL-PM101)

Introduction to the agency and center specific Project Management lifecycle.

Project Management fundamentals with an orientation to the NASA agency and Center specific PM lifecycle policies processes and practices.

Introduction to Software Engineering (APPEL-ISWE)

Introduction to Software Engineering (APPEL-ISWE)

A high-level overview of NASA software engineering foundational concepts.

Leading Complex Projects (APPEL-LCP)

Leading Complex Projects (APPEL-LCP)

Learn concepts, tools, and techniques used to manage complex projects.

Defines the best techniques for ensuring control of a project and all its associated element.

Introduces systems engineering processes, NASA life-cycle phases, key technical reviews, and systems engineering management techniques.

Managing Virtual Teams (APPEL-MVT)

Managing Virtual Teams (APPEL-MVT)

Practice the techniques required to be an effective distance manager and team member.

Teaches participants how to overcome obstacles of geography, isolation, and history and to establish trust, motivate, and unite people who are separated physically, and often culturally and emotionally.

Manned Mission & System: Design Lab (APPEL-MMSD)

Manned Mission & System: Design Lab (APPEL-MMSD)

Design a Mars mission from scratch.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Provides an integrated view of designing and operating a Mars mission from conceptual design through operations.

No courses scheduled at this time.

NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC)

NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC)

A collection of information and insights from senior scientists, engineers, and subject matter experts.

The NESC Academy presents live and on-demand content from researchers, engineers, and field experts in 18 technical disciplines.

NASA Interactive Case Studies

NASA Interactive Case Studies

A collection of interactive online case studies concerning NASA projects.

Online multimedia case studies designed to capture the complex nature of a project while giving the reader an inside look at the project from a practitioner’s point of view.

NASA Lessons Learned (LLIS)

NASA Lessons Learned (LLIS)

An agency-wide database for capturing and sharing lessons learned.

Part of NASA's knowledge management efforts, the LLIS is a centralized resource for shared information on past successes and failures associated with NASA missions.

NASA Missions: Engineering Exploration (APPEL-MSN)

NASA Missions: Engineering Exploration (APPEL-MSN)

How teamwork, persistence, innovation and passion support NASA success.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Helps participants apply lessons learned from NASA accomplishments to their current and future endeavors.

No courses scheduled at this time.

NASA Safety Center (NSC)

NASA Safety Center (NSC)

Learning opportunities that support the Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) discipline.

The NASA Safety Center offers professional development opportunities to equip Safety & Mission Assurance (SMA) community members with critical knowledge, skills, and tools, including NASA’s SMA Technical Excellence Program (STEP), and the Guest Lecture series.

Negotiations (APPEL-NG)

Negotiations (APPEL-NG)

Learn negotiating skills that promote effective leadership.

Develops negotiating and bargaining skills.

NODIS Library

NODIS Library

Agency- and center-level policy documentation directories.

A comprehensive catalog of all agency- and center-level policy directives, including access to ‘Other Policy Documents’, ‘Reports,’ and ‘Useful Links.’

NODIS Library (OCE)

NODIS Library (OCE)

Critical Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) policy documents.

Links from the Office of the Chief Engineer to 18 different handbooks, memos, compliance matrices, and other guidance.

Orbital Debris Mitigation and Reentry Risk Management (APPEL-ODM)

Orbital Debris Mitigation and Reentry Risk Management (APPEL-ODM)

Understanding collision risks and designing for demise.

Introduces participants to orbital debris environment characterization and mitigation.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Acquaints participants with the 44 Project Management Institute (PMI)® processes, their inputs, tools, techniques, and outputs that comprise approximately 80 percent of the PMP® exam.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Performance-Based Statement of Work (APPEL-PBSOW)

Performance-Based Statement of Work (APPEL-PBSOW)

Learn to write effective Performance Based Statements of Work.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Demonstrates the advantages of PBSOW as opposed to a level-of-effort (LOE) statement of work.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals (APPEL-PSTP)

Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals (APPEL-PSTP)

Present with confidence and authenticity.

Successful persuasion depends on the ability to present with confidence and authenticity. For a technical workforce, this calls for developing a set of skills that are broadly applicable in contexts ranging from team meetings to senior leader briefings.

Project Acquisition Workshop (APPEL-PAW)

Project Acquisition Workshop (APPEL-PAW)

Learn to do a more effective job acquiring whatever your projects need to succeed.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Provides students with a basic understanding of the NASA acquisition/procurement process across the complete project life cycle.

No courses scheduled at this time.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Enhances proficiency in applying PM and SE processes/practices over the project life cycle.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Fundamentals and techniques of project management to apply immediately on the job for the non-Technical NASA workforce.

Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute

A link to Project Management Institute (PMI) learning resources.

This portal provides access to featured topics, online courses, publications, and webinars, as well as tools and templates for project managers.

Project Management Leadership Lab (APPEL-PM-LAB)

Project Management Leadership Lab (APPEL-PM-LAB)

Identify, understand, and practice effective leadership behaviors in a project team setting.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Introduces students to a highly interactive experiential program anchored by a complex computer simulation.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Project Planning Analysis and Control (APPEL-PPAC)

Project Planning Analysis and Control (APPEL-PPAC)

Learn project management fundamentals across the entire project life cycle.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Teaches proven strategies and practical tools for planning, executing, and controlling a variety of projects.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Quiet Project Management (APPEL-QPM)

Quiet Project Management (APPEL-QPM)

Applied Project Management.

Learning to understand the different management needs of introverts, ambiverts and extroverts.

Requirements Development and Management - Team (APPEL-REQ-T)

Requirements Development and Management - Team (APPEL-REQ-T)

Using scope to create better products.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Provides a fundamental understanding of how project teams can develop winning products - designed for intact teams.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Requirements Development and Management (APPEL-REQ)

Requirements Development and Management (APPEL-REQ)

Using scope to create better products.

Provides a fundamental understanding of how project teams can develop winning products.

Risk Management I (APPEL-RM I)

Risk Management I (APPEL-RM I)

Making risk-conscious mission choices.

Introduces students to both the Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM) and Continuous Risk Management (CRM).

Risk Management II (APPEL-RM II)

Risk Management II (APPEL-RM II)

Evaluating and practicing RIDM and CRM.

Gives students the opportunity to evaluate and practice application of the Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM) and Continuous Risk Management (CRM) in the context of NASA projects and programs.

Scheduling and Cost Control (APPEL-SCC)

Scheduling and Cost Control (APPEL-SCC)

Learn to develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects.

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.

Highlights the basics of project scheduling.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Provides an integrated view of space science mission design and operations.

No courses scheduled at this time.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Demonstrates real-life experiences for conceptualizing and designing space missions.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Seven Axioms of Good Engineering (APPEL-e-SAGE)

Seven Axioms of Good Engineering (APPEL-e-SAGE)

Promoting better engineering judgements.

Provides participants the opportunity to explore seven key engineering design axioms projects and programs.

Shared Voyage: Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects

Shared Voyage: Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects

A case study book comprised of stories collected from key members of four project teams.

An exploration of four remarkable projects: the Advanced Composition Explorer (NASA), the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (U.S. Air Force), the Pathfinder Solar-Powered Airplane (NASA), and the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (U.S. Air Force).

Software Engineering Management (APPEL-SWEM)

Software Engineering Management (APPEL-SWEM)

Hands-on software project management.

This course is designed to improve software project management skills and help software and system managers make better decisions.

Space Launch and Transportation System (APPEL-SLTS)

Space Launch and Transportation System (APPEL-SLTS)

Creating overall mission architectures.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Provides practical, detailed approaches, and tools to analyze and design manned and unmanned space missions.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Space Mission Operations (APPEL-SMO)

Space Mission Operations (APPEL-SMO)

Orchestrating infrastructure, processes, and people to support successful space missions.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Taking a process-oriented approach, the course provides an in-depth view of the entirety of space mission operations, including the concept of operations and all functions that are performed in support of a space mission.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Space System Verification and Validation (APPEL-SSVV)

Space System Verification and Validation (APPEL-SSVV)

Building the right system with the right design.

Demonstrates the processes, information, and tools necessary to implement a credible verification, integration, and test program.

Introduces concepts and methods for using strategic thinking as a logical foundation upon which to shape project definition and management.

Team Leadership (APPEL-TL)

Team Leadership (APPEL-TL)

Improving team leadership skills.

Building capabilities for managing and facilitating team processes necessary to achieve successful team performance.

Team Membership (APPEL-TM)

Team Membership (APPEL-TM)

Working effectively within a team.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Teaches strategies on how to be an effective member of a team and have the opportunities to put these strategies into practice.

No courses scheduled at this time.

Types of Contracts (APPEL-CONT)

Types of Contracts (APPEL-CONT)

Understanding the conditions for use of various contract types.

Provides an overview of the contract types used most frequently in federal contracting.

Provides a high-level understanding of EVM concepts as well as techniques for analyzing EVM data.

Writing for Technical Professionals (APPEL-TW)

Writing for Technical Professionals (APPEL-TW)

Improving technical communication.

Provides Intensive instruction in technical writing to help improve technical communication skills.

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