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Category
Center
Date
Advanced Earned Value Management (APPEL-vAEVM)

Advanced Earned Value Management (APPEL-vAEVM)

Build upon the basic understanding of EVM and the PMB.
No courses currently scheduled.
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.
No courses currently scheduled.
APPEL Case Studies

APPEL Case Studies

A downloadable library of written cases focusing on lessons learned for the NASA technical workforce.
ONLINE
APPEL Virtual PM Challenge

APPEL Virtual PM Challenge

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

APPEL’s Watch, Listen, & Learn

APPEL Knowledge Services YouTube Channel
ONLINE
Applied MBSE (APPEL-vMBSE2)

Applied MBSE (APPEL-vMBSE2)

Using MBSE to capture, connect, control, communicate, collaborate and cycle.
No courses currently scheduled.
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.
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.
Dec 8-9, 2020
Dec 14-15, 2020
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
Contract Management Principles and Practices for Project Managers (APPEL-vCMPP)
Control Account Manager (APPEL-CAM)
ONLINE
Cost Estimation for Project Managers (APPEL-vCOST)
Creativity and Innovation (APPEL-vC&I)

Creativity and Innovation (APPEL-vC&I)

Maintaining excellence and technological superiority.
No courses currently scheduled.
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.
Nov 2-3, 2020
Nov 2-3, 2020
Crucial Conversations (APPEL-vCC)

Crucial Conversations (APPEL-vCC)

Promoting effective communication.
Nov 9-10, 2020
Nov 9-10, 2020
Nov 9-10, 2020
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.
ONLINE
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)
ONLINE
Earth, Moon, and Mars (APPEL-EMM)

Earth, Moon, and Mars (APPEL-EMM)

Leveraging geology to understand other planets.
ONLINE
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.
Dec 14-15, 2020
Foundations of Aerospace at NASA (APPEL-vFOU)

Foundations of Aerospace at NASA (APPEL-vFOU)

Supporting NASA's mandate through technical excellence.
Foundations of MBSE (APPEL-vMBSE1)

Foundations of MBSE (APPEL-vMBSE1)

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

Fundamentals of Systems Engineering (APPEL-FSE)

Transforming operational needs into technical products.
No courses currently scheduled.
GSFC Case Study Library

GSFC Case Study Library

A downloadable library of written cases on NASA projects or subjects relevant to the NASA workforce.
ONLINE
Human Spaceflight and Mission Design (APPEL-vHSMD)
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)
ONLINE
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.
ONLINE
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 3-5, 2020
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.
ONLINE
Leading Complex Projects (APPEL-LCP)

Leading Complex Projects (APPEL-LCP)

Learn concepts, tools, and techniques used to manage complex projects.
No courses currently scheduled.
Lifecycle, Processes & Systems Engineering (APPEL-vLPSE)
Nov 3-5, 2020
Managing Virtual Teams (APPEL-vMVT)

Managing Virtual Teams (APPEL-vMVT)

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.
NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC)

NASA Engineering & Safety Center (NESC)

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

NASA Lessons Learned (LLIS)

An agency-wide database for capturing and sharing lessons learned.
ONLINE
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.
ONLINE
NASA Skillsoft Courses

NASA Skillsoft Courses

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

Negotiations (APPEL-vNG)

Learn negotiating skills that promote effective leadership.
NODIS Library

NODIS Library

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

NODIS Library (OCE)

Critical Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) policy documents.
ONLINE
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.
ONLINE
Passing the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam (APPEL-PMP)
No courses currently scheduled.
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.
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 currently scheduled.
Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals (APPEL-vPSTP)

Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals (APPEL-vPSTP)

Present with confidence and authenticity.
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)
Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute

A link to Project Management Institute (PMI) learning resources.
ONLINE
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)
No courses currently scheduled.
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 currently scheduled.
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.
No courses currently scheduled.
Requirements Development and Management – Team (APPEL-vREQ-T)
Requirements Development and Management (APPEL-vREQ)

Requirements Development and Management (APPEL-vREQ)

Using scope to create better products.
Dec 8-10, 2020
Risk Management I (APPEL-vRM I)

Risk Management I (APPEL-vRM I)

Making risk-conscious mission choices.
Risk Management II (APPEL-vRM II)

Risk Management II (APPEL-vRM II)

Evaluating and practicing RIDM and CRM.
No courses currently scheduled.
Scheduling and Cost Control (APPEL-SCC)

Scheduling and Cost Control (APPEL-SCC)

Learn to develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects.
No courses currently scheduled.
Scheduling Virtual Learning Lab (APPEL-SVLL)
ONLINE
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.
ONLINE
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.
Space Mission Operations (APPEL-vSMO)

Space Mission Operations (APPEL-vSMO)

Orchestrating infrastructure, processes, and people to support successful space missions.
No courses currently scheduled.
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)
Systems Thinking Across the NASA Project Lifecycle (APPEL-STNPL)

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

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.
No courses currently scheduled.
Team Leadership (APPEL-vTL)

Team Leadership (APPEL-vTL)

Improving team leadership skills.
Nov 4-6, 2020
Nov 4-6, 2020
Dec 8-10, 2020
Dec 8-10, 2020
Team Membership (APPEL-vTM)

Team Membership (APPEL-vTM)

Working effectively within a team.
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.
Understanding Earned Value Management (APPEL-vUEVM)
No courses currently scheduled.
Writing for Technical Professionals (APPEL-vTW)

Writing for Technical Professionals (APPEL-vTW)

Improving technical communication.
Nov 5, 2020