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Category
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Date
Advanced Earned Value Management (APPEL-vAEVM)

Advanced Earned Value Management (APPEL-vAEVM)

Build upon the basic understanding of EVM and the PMB.
Advanced Project Management and Advanced Systems Engineering (APPEL-vAPM&ASE)

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

Advanced concepts of project management and systems engineering.
Agile PM: The Keys to Getting Started (APPEL-vAGILE)

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

Application of Agile PM principles.
APPEL Case Studies

APPEL Case Studies

A downloadable library of written cases focusing on lessons learned for the NASA technical workforce.
ON-DEMAND
APPEL KS Quick Webinars

APPEL KS Quick Webinars

Improve your career skills and leadership abilities with APPEL KS webinars. (NASA Only)
ON-DEMAND
APPEL Virtual PM Challenge

APPEL Virtual PM Challenge

Live and on-demand webcasts on current topics in program/project management.
ON-DEMAND
APPEL’s Watch, Listen, & Learn

APPEL’s Watch, Listen, & Learn

APPEL Knowledge Services YouTube Channel
ON-DEMAND
Applied MBSE (APPEL-vMBSE2)

Applied MBSE (APPEL-vMBSE2)

Using MBSE to capture, connect, control, communicate, collaborate and cycle.
Assertiveness Training for Technical Professionals (APPEL-ATTP)

Assertiveness Training for Technical Professionals (APPEL-ATTP)

Build self-confidence, self-awareness and vital interpersonal skills.
No courses currently scheduled.
Assessing Project Performance (APPEL-vAPP)

Assessing Project Performance (APPEL-vAPP)

Effective project assessment tools and techniques.
CFO University

CFO University

Courses for those working in Financial Management, Accounting, Budget, & Resource Management across the Agency.
ON-DEMAND
Cognitive Bias in Engineering Decision-Making (APPEL-vCBED)

Cognitive Bias in Engineering Decision-Making (APPEL-vCBED)

Mitigate the impacts of heuristics and biases
Communicating Technical Issues (APPEL-vCTI)

Communicating Technical Issues (APPEL-vCTI)

Discover the foundation for communicating technical information.
Complex Decision Making in Project Management (APPEL-vCDMPM)

Complex Decision Making in Project Management (APPEL-vCDMPM)

Learn about the factors which can impact decision making
Oct 19-20, 2021
Contract Management Principles and Practices for Project Managers (APPEL-vCMPP)
No courses currently scheduled.
Control Account Manager (APPEL-CAM)
ON-DEMAND
Cost Estimation for Project Managers (APPEL-vCOST)
Creativity and Innovation (APPEL-vC&I)

Creativity and Innovation (APPEL-vC&I)

Maintaining excellence and technological superiority.
Oct 20, 2021
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (APPEL-vCTPS)

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (APPEL-vCTPS)

Learn to be able to think critically.
Crucial Accountability (APPEL-vCA)

Crucial Accountability (APPEL-vCA)

Improve team performance.
Crucial Conversations (APPEL-vCC)

Crucial Conversations (APPEL-vCC)

Promoting effective communication.
Oct 27-28, 2021
Decision Analysis (APPEL-vDA)

Decision Analysis (APPEL-vDA)

Making defensible decisions quickly and efficiently.
Defense Acquisition University

Defense Acquisition University

A resource for Defense Acquisition University Training (DAU) Opportunities.
ON-DEMAND
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 currently scheduled.
Earned Value Management Systems (APPEL-EVMS)
ON-DEMAND
Earth, Moon, and Mars (APPEL-EMM)

Earth, Moon, and Mars (APPEL-EMM)

Leveraging geology to understand other planets.
ON-DEMAND
Ensuring MBSE Model Consistency – By Design (APPEL – vAMBSE2)

Ensuring MBSE Model Consistency – By Design (APPEL – vAMBSE2)

Model consistency drives clear communication.
Essentials of Astronomy for NASA Engineers – (APPEL-ASTRO)

Essentials of Astronomy for NASA Engineers – (APPEL-ASTRO)

Understanding the universe through science and philosophy.
No courses currently scheduled.
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Overview (APPEL-vFAR)

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

Introduction to the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the NASA FAR Supplement.
Foundational Concepts in MBSE and How to Apply Them (APPEL – vAMBSE1)
Foundations of Aerospace at NASA (APPEL-vFOU)

Foundations of Aerospace at NASA (APPEL-vFOU)

Supporting NASA's mandate through technical excellence.
Nov 1-4, 2021
Foundations of MBSE (APPEL-vMBSE1)

Foundations of MBSE (APPEL-vMBSE1)

Overview of Model Based Systems Engineering.
Fundamentals of Systems Engineering (APPEL-vFSE)

Fundamentals of Systems Engineering (APPEL-vFSE)

Transforming operational needs into technical products.
GSFC Case Study Library

GSFC Case Study Library

A downloadable library of written cases on NASA projects or subjects relevant to the NASA workforce.
ON-DEMAND
Human Spaceflight and Mission Design (APPEL-vHSMD)
No courses currently scheduled.
Improving Communication Effectiveness (APPEL-ICE)

Improving Communication Effectiveness (APPEL-ICE)

Learn the ground rules for successfully communicating in a multidisciplinary environment.
No courses currently scheduled.
Integrated Baseline Review (APPEL-IBR)
ON-DEMAND
International Project Management (APPEL-IPM)

International Project Management (APPEL-IPM)

Learn to effectively work with international partners.
No courses currently scheduled.
Introduction to Green Engineering (APPEL-GREEN)

Introduction to Green Engineering (APPEL-GREEN)

Engineering to minimize environmental problems.
No courses currently scheduled.
Introduction to NASA Spectrum Management for Mission Planners and Project Managers (HQ-SM101A)

Introduction to NASA Spectrum Management for Mission Planners and Project Managers (HQ-SM101A)

Importance of spectrum management in enabling wireless communications and remote sensing.
ON-DEMAND
Introduction to Project Management at NASA (APPEL-vPM101)

Introduction to Project Management at NASA (APPEL-vPM101)

Introduction to the agency and center specific Project Management lifecycle.
Nov 1-3, 2021
Introduction to Software Engineering (APPEL-ISWE)

Introduction to Software Engineering (APPEL-ISWE)

A high-level overview of NASA software engineering foundational concepts.
No courses currently scheduled.
Knowledge Inventory

Knowledge Inventory

A growing collection of case studies, lessons learned, expert videos, and knowledge networks.
ON-DEMAND
Leading Complex Projects (APPEL-LCP)

Leading Complex Projects (APPEL-LCP)

Learn concepts, tools, and techniques used to manage complex projects.
Lifecycle, Processes & Systems Engineering (APPEL-vLPSE)
No courses currently scheduled.
Managing Virtual Teams (APPEL-MVT)

Managing Virtual Teams (APPEL-MVT)

Practice the techniques required to be an effective distance manager and team member.
Manned Mission & System: Design Lab (APPEL-vMMSD)

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

Design a Mars mission from scratch.
No courses currently scheduled.
Model Based Systems Engineering Design and Analysis (APPEL-vMBSE3)

Model Based Systems Engineering Design and Analysis (APPEL-vMBSE3)

Making good systems engineering model-based.
Model Based Systems Engineering Simulation (APPEL – vAMBSE3)

Model Based Systems Engineering Simulation (APPEL – vAMBSE3)

How stuff works – analyzing systems using executable models.
NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC)

NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC)

A collection of information and insights from senior scientists, engineers, and subject matter experts.
ON-DEMAND
NASA Lessons Learned (LLIS)

NASA Lessons Learned (LLIS)

An agency-wide database for capturing and sharing lessons learned.
ON-DEMAND
NASA Missions: Engineering Exploration (APPEL-MSN)

NASA Missions: Engineering Exploration (APPEL-MSN)

How teamwork, persistence, innovation and passion support NASA success.
No courses currently scheduled.
NASA Safety Center (NSC)

NASA Safety Center (NSC)

Learning opportunities that support the Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) discipline.
ON-DEMAND
NASA Skillsoft Courses

NASA Skillsoft Courses

Vast collection of online learning resources like online courses, books, videos, and audiobooks through SATERN.
ON-DEMAND
Negotiations (APPEL-vNG)

Negotiations (APPEL-vNG)

Learn negotiating skills that promote effective leadership.
NODIS Library

NODIS Library

Agency- and center-level policy documentation directories.
ON-DEMAND
NODIS Library (OCE)

NODIS Library (OCE)

Critical Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) policy documents.
ON-DEMAND
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.
ON-DEMAND
Pay It Forward: Capturing, Sharing and Learning NASA Lessons (APPEL-vPIF)

Pay It Forward: Capturing, Sharing and Learning NASA Lessons (APPEL-vPIF)

Learn how to capture and share lessons learned.
No courses currently scheduled.
Performance-Based Statement of Work (APPEL-vPBSOW)

Performance-Based Statement of Work (APPEL-vPBSOW)

Learn to write effective Performance Based Statements of Work.
No courses currently scheduled.
PgM Series – Program Management Series Overview

PgM Series – Program Management Series Overview

Learn more about our 6 new Program Management courses.
No courses currently scheduled.
PgM Series #1 – NASA Program Management Fundamentals  (APPEL – PgM 01)

PgM Series #1 – NASA Program Management Fundamentals (APPEL – PgM 01)

The “nuts and bolts” of NASA program management.
No courses currently scheduled.
PgM Series #2 – Effective Program Governance  (APPEL – PgM 02)

PgM Series #2 – Effective Program Governance (APPEL – PgM 02)

Establishing well-defined processes and explicit roles, responsibilities, and authorities.
No courses currently scheduled.
PgM Series #3 – Financial Management for Program Managers  (APPEL – PgM 03)

PgM Series #3 – Financial Management for Program Managers (APPEL – PgM 03)

Exploring financial metrics that can help monitor program health.
No courses currently scheduled.
PgM Series #4 – Program Decision Making  (APPEL – PgM 04)

PgM Series #4 – Program Decision Making (APPEL – PgM 04)

Concepts and techniques for resource and budget trades.
PgM Series #5 – Navigating Program Politics  (APPEL – PgM 05)
PgM Series #6 – NASA Program Leadership  (APPEL – PgM 06)

PgM Series #6 – NASA Program Leadership (APPEL – PgM 06)

Leadership skills and attributes that enable success.
Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals (APPEL-vPSTP)

Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals (APPEL-vPSTP)

Present with confidence and authenticity.
Nov 16, 2021
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 currently scheduled.
Project Management and Systems Engineering (APPEL-vPM&SE)
Project Management for non-Technical Managers (APPEL-vPMnTM)
No courses currently scheduled.
Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute

A link to Project Management Institute (PMI) learning resources.
ON-DEMAND
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 currently scheduled.
Project Management Scheduling at NASA (APPEL-PMSCHED)
Project Planning Analysis and Control (APPEL-vPPAC)

Project Planning Analysis and Control (APPEL-vPPAC)

Learn project management fundamentals across the entire project life cycle.
No courses currently scheduled.
Real World Application of Model-Based Systems Engineering (APPEL – vAMBSE4)

Real World Application of Model-Based Systems Engineering (APPEL – vAMBSE4)

Applying SysML and MBSE models help focus our design efforts.
Recovery of Troubled Projects (APPEL-vRTP)

Recovery of Troubled Projects (APPEL-vRTP)

Learn how to assess if a project is in trouble, and what can be done to help rescue it.
Requirements Development and Management – Team (APPEL-vREQ-T)
No courses currently scheduled.
Requirements Development and Management (APPEL-vREQ)

Requirements Development and Management (APPEL-vREQ)

Using scope to create better products.
Risk Management I (APPEL-vRM I)

Risk Management I (APPEL-vRM I)

Making risk-conscious mission choices.
Nov 8, 2021
Risk Management II (APPEL-vRM II)

Risk Management II (APPEL-vRM II)

Evaluating and practicing RIDM and CRM.
Scheduling and Cost Control (APPEL-vSCC)

Scheduling and Cost Control (APPEL-vSCC)

Learn to develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects.
Scheduling Virtual Learning Lab (APPEL-SVLL)
ON-DEMAND
Science Mission & Systems: Design & Operations (APPEL-vSMSDO)
No courses currently scheduled.
Science Mission & Systems: Design & Operations Lab (APPEL-vSMSDO-LAB)
No courses currently scheduled.
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.
ON-DEMAND
Software Engineering Management (APPEL-SWEM)

Software Engineering Management (APPEL-SWEM)

Hands-on software project management.
No courses currently scheduled.
Space Launch and Transportation System (APPEL-vSLTS)

Space Launch and Transportation System (APPEL-vSLTS)

Creating overall mission architectures.
No courses currently scheduled.
Space Mission Operations (APPEL-vSMO)

Space Mission Operations (APPEL-vSMO)

Orchestrating infrastructure, processes, and people to support successful space missions.
Space System Verification and Validation (APPEL-vSSVV)

Space System Verification and Validation (APPEL-vSSVV)

Building the right system with the right design.
Strategic Thinking for Project Success (APPEL-vSTPS)
Nov 15-17, 2021
Systems Thinking Across the NASA Project Lifecycle (APPEL-vSTNPL)

Systems Thinking Across the NASA Project Lifecycle (APPEL-vSTNPL)

Develop systems-level frameworks for decision-making
No courses currently scheduled.
Tactical Skills for Creating High Performance Teams (APPEL-vCHPT)

Tactical Skills for Creating High Performance Teams (APPEL-vCHPT)

Learn new leadership skills to enable and accelerate space systems development.
Team Leadership (APPEL-vTL)

Team Leadership (APPEL-vTL)

Improving team leadership skills.
Team Membership (APPEL-vTM)

Team Membership (APPEL-vTM)

Working effectively within a team.
Nov 3-4, 2021
Technical Change Management (APPEL – vTCM)

Technical Change Management (APPEL – vTCM)

Equipping the workforce for our ever-changing field.
The Best Teams: Introverts, Extraverts and Ambiverts (APPEL-vTBT)

The Best Teams: Introverts, Extraverts and Ambiverts (APPEL-vTBT)

Personality-based tactics for building effective teams.
Types of Contracts (APPEL-vCONT)

Types of Contracts (APPEL-vCONT)

Understanding the conditions for use of various contract types.
No courses currently scheduled.
Understanding Earned Value Management (APPEL-vUEVM)
Writing for Technical Professionals (APPEL-vTW)

Writing for Technical Professionals (APPEL-vTW)

Improving technical communication.