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					                  MSFC - 2009 PROGRAM PLANNING and CONTROL COURSES
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                                                                                             SSLC (G13-                                             SSLC (G13-
1     RISKM                   Risk Management                      Bill Powell    Feb. 23                   8:00 am - noon                July 7                  8:00 am - noon
                                                                                                C)                                                     C)

                       In-house Projects Baseline
                                                                   D. Warren &               SSLC (G13-                                             SSLC (G13-
2      PBT *            Tool    (XML Connect &                                    March 3                   8:00 am - noon                July 14                 8:00 am - noon
                                                                   G. Harrison                  D)                                                     D)
                               wInsight)

                                                                   D. Warren &               SSLC (G13-                                             SSLC (G13-
3     WSW *                       wInsight 6.3                                    March 5                   8:00 am - noon                July 21                 8:00 am - noon
                                                                   G. Harrison                  D)                                                     D)


                        Overview of Earned Value                   J. Kerby &                SSLC (G13-                                             SSLC (G13-
4     OEVM *                                                                      March 24                  8:00 am - noon                July 28                 8:00 am - noon
                              Management                           Greg Smith                   D)                                                     D)


                          Configuration and Data                                             MI-ETF (Rm.                                            MI-ETF (Rm.
5      CADM                                                       Amy Hemken      March 31                  8:00 am - noon                Aug. 4                  8:00 am - noon
                               Management                                                        208)                                                   208)


                                                                                             SSLC (G13-                                             MI-ETF (Rm.
6    PROSCH                  Project Scheduling                    J. Fleming      April 7                  8:00 am - noon                Aug. 18                 8:00 am - noon
                                                                                                C)                                                      208)


                        Introduction to MS Project                                           SSLC (G13-                                             SSLC (G13-
7      MSP *                                                       J. Fleming     April 14                  8:00 am - noon                Aug. 11                 8:00 am - noon
                               Scheduling                                                       D)                                                     D)


                                                                                             MI-ETF (Rm.                                            MI-ETF (Rm.
8    CONADM              Contract Administration                   Mark Stiles    April 21                  8:00 am - noon                Aug. 25                 8:00 am - noon
                                                                                                 208)                                                   208)


                                                                  J. Black & K.              MI-ETF (Rm.                                            MI-ETF (Rm.
9      WBS             Work Breakdown Structure                                   April 28                  8:00 am - 10:00               Sep, 1                  8:00 am - 10:00
                                                                      Poole                      208)                                                   208)


                           NASA / MSFC Budget                                                MI-ETF (Rm.                                            MI-ETF (Rm.
10    NMBO                                                         C. Gearhart     May 4                    8:00 am - noon                Sep. 15                 8:00 am - noon
                               Overview                                                          208)                                                   208)


                                                                                             MI-ETF (Rm.                                            MI-ETF (Rm.
11      OR              Contract Overhead Rates                   Efrem Hanson    May 11                    8:00 am - noon                Sep. 22                 8:00 am - noon
                                                                                                 208)                                                   208)


                                                                    Barbara                  MI-ETF (Rm.                                            MI-ETF (Rm.
12     SPCE          Space Project Cost Estimating                                May 18                    8:00 am - noon                Sep. 29                 8:00 am - noon
                                                                  Stone-Towns                    208)                                                   208)

                     Earned Value Management for
                                                                   J. Kerby &                MI-ETF (Rm.                                            MI-ETF (Rm.
13    EVMTM           Technical/Control Account                                    June 2                   8:00 am - noon                Oct. 6                  8:00 am - noon
                                                                   Greg Smith                    208)                                                   208)
                              Managers

                       Earned Value Management                    J. Flemming &              SSLC (G13-      8:00 am - 4:30                         SSLC (G13-     8:00 am - 4:30
14    EVMDA *                                                                      June 9                                                 Oct. 20
                             Data Analysis                            J. Kerby                  D)                pm                                   D)               pm


                         Schedule Assessment &                     K. Poole &                MI-ETF (Rm.                                            MI-ETF (Rm.
15     SAA                                                                        June 16                   8:00 am - noon                Oct. 27                 8:00 am - noon
                               Analysis                            Greg Smith                    208)                                                   210)


                                                                   J. Black &                MI-ETF (Rm.                                            MI-ETF (Rm.
16     SRAS            Schedule Risk Assessment                                   June 23                   8:00 am - noon                Nov 3                   8:00 am - noon
                                                                   Greg Smith                    208)                                                   208)




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                      MSFC Program Planning & Control Course Descriptions
                                                                  Description                                                                                          P
       Course ID                           Course Name                                                                                        Course Length
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                                                            This course is one of the Program Planning & Control Series and will
                                                            cover the fundamental concepts of earned value management. How
                                                            work is planned (organized, budgeted, scheduled, earned value
                                                            methods), and progress assessed will be covered. The importance
                                                            and value of the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) process will be
  1        OEVM         Overview of Earned Value Management address also. How earned value management data analysis can                            4 hours
                                                            improve project management will also be covered. Earned value
                                                            management data analysis for addressing ongoing problems as well
                                                            as its usefulness for accurate forecasting of cost and schedule at
                                                            completion of a project will be taught also.

                                                                  This course is one of the Program Planning & Control Series. XML
                                                                  Connect is a NASA In-house project earned value baseline tool
                                                                  capability. It provides a means to enter earned value data into an
                                                                  excel based spread sheet. It can then be used to establish your
                          In-house Project Baseline Tool (XML     budget baseline in wInsight. XML Connect can be used if your project
  2         PBT                                                   does not have an earned value engine. This class will focus on                   3 hours
                               Connect & wInsight Web)
                                                                  getting your data loaded into XML Connect and the steps to have it
                                                                  electronically imported into wInsight. There will be a demo and hands
                                                                  on training.


                                                                  This course is one of the Program Planning & Control Series.
                                                                  wInsight is the preferred tool for analyzing, sharing, consolidating, and
                                                                  reporting earned value management data. wInsight functions as a high-
                                                                  end earned value management system for engaging technical
  3        WSW               wInsight 6.3 (EVM Analysis Tool)     managers, senior managers, and program control professionals in                  2 hours
                                                                  proactive project management. You will learn how to access and,
                                                                  navigate wInsight Web sort windows, reports, and charts along with
                                                                  wInsight companion self training capability. There will be a demo and
                                                                  hands on training.
                                                                  This is a course in the Program Planning & Control Series. The
                                                                  objective of the course is to provide an understanding of the concepts
                                                                  and principles of Continuous Risk management and to understand the
  4       RISKM                        Risk Management            considerations involved in planning and implementing Continuous               1 1/2 hours
                                                                  Risk Management. The class will benefit anyone requiring a greater
                                                                  understanding of the continuous risk management process.

                                                                  This course is one of the Program Planning and Control Series and is
                                                                  an overview course that provides the participants an introduction to
                                                                  the data management and configuration process performed at MSFC.
                                                                  Included in this course are data types, data management life cycle,
  5        CADM           Configuration and Data Management       data manager's responsibilities and MSFC requirements and                        4 hours
                                                                  processes. The class will benefit anyone requiring a greater
                                                                  understanding of the MSFC configuration and data management
                                                                  requirements and processes.
                                                                  Students will get hands-on experience using the tool by learning how
                                                                  to navigate through the main features, and developing a simple
                                                                  schedule using proven scheduling techniques. The course covers the
                                                                  fundamentals of project management to set the stage for using the
                                                                  tool. Then the students will learn how to navigate through the menu,
                                                                  toolbar, and shortcut features, before developing a simple schedule
  6         MSP          Introduction to MS Project Scheduling    from a task list, linking task/milestones, assigning resources,
                                                                                                                                                   4 hours

                                                                  baselining, statusing, etc. The course is intended to provide a basic
                                                                  understanding of the tool (for non-schedulers) with the understanding
                                                                  that more advanced courses will be offered in the future to cover the
                                                                  many other features and functionality.

                                                                  Project Scheduling is one of the courses in the Program Planning &
                                                                  Control Series. This course will provide students with an overview of
                                                                  how schedules are developed, their value and use. The course will
                                                                  also familiarize participants with scheduling terminology, acronyms,
                                                                  processes, approaches and techniques. It is designed to provide
  7      PROSCH                       Project Scheduling          information on WBS correlation, task level of detail, schedule logic,
                                                                                                                                                   4 hours

                                                                  durations, critical path, resources and maintenance and updating of a
                                                                  schedule.Through class exercise, participants will learn how to
                                                                  calculate the project critical path. No prior scheduling experience is
                                                                  required.
                                                                  This course is one of the Program Planning & Control Series. It is an
                                                                  introduction to the fundamentals of pre- and post-award processes,
  8      CONADM                    Contract Administration        with a focus on program/project interfaces with the contracting officer.         4 hours
                                                                  The class will benefit anyone requiring a greater understanding of the
                                                                  contract administration process.




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                      MSFC Program Planning & Control Course Descriptions
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                                                                    Introduction to Work Breakdown Structure is a course in the Program
                                                                    Planning & Control Series and will provide students with an overview
                                                                    of how work breakdown structures are developed, their value and use.
                                                                    WBS types and techniques are emphasized, as well as the importance
  9        WBS                  Work Breakdown Structure            of the involvement of both technical and business personnel who                  4 hours
                                                                    support the project. This class will benefit anyone requiring a greater
                                                                    understanding of the WBS process, especially support team members
                                                                    for projects that are in the formulation phase.


                                                                    NASA / MSFC Budget Overview will provide participants with an
                                                                    overview of the agency's budget structure, key terminology and
 10        NMBO               NASA / MSFC Budget Overview           budget formulation process. The class will benefit anyone requiring a            4 hours
                                                                    greater understanding of the budget process.
                                                                    This course is part of the Program Planning & Control Series. It
                                                                    covers introductory overhead concepts, providing a sequence of
                                                                    instruction that is appropriate for personnel being assigned to program
                                                                    projects where contract overhead is an important element of cost.
 11         OR                    Contract Overhead Rates           Emphasis is on the overhead process, cost principles, rate                       4 hours
                                                                    development and contract pricing applications. Introduction to
                                                                    Overhead Rates lays the foundation for the study and practice of
                                                                    Intermediate Overhead Analysis.
                                                                    This course is one of the Program Planning & Control Series, it is an
                                                                    introduction to Cost Estimating & Analysis. It will provide participants
                                                                    with an overview of how cost estimates are developed, their purpose
 12        SPCE               Space Project Cost Estimating         and use. This course will familiarize participants with cost estimating          4 hours
                                                                    terminology, acronyms, processes, methods, and techniques. The
                                                                    class will benefit anyone desiring an understanding of the cost
                                                                    estimating process.
                                                             This is one of the courses in the Program Planning & Control series.
                                                             The course is designed to provide technical managers with
                                                             information concerning: -Earned Value Management (EVM) concepts; -
                                                             Integration of cost and schedule; -Means to quantatively measure the
                       Earned Value Management for Technical
 13       EVMTM                                              performance of contracts and projects; -Better independent                              4 hours
                                     Managers                projections of Estimate at Completion (EAC) costs; -And the
                                                             identification of risks. This course is meant for technical personnel
                                                             who have not taken any of the other EVM courses offered at MSFC.

                                                             The Earned Value Management (EVM) Data Analysis class will cover
                                                             EVM analysis techniques allowing the student to integrate information
                                                             from a contractor's Cost Performance Report (CPR), schedule and
                                                             technical performance data. Students will identify the principal cost
                                                             and schedule drivers from available information, bearing in mind the
                                                             technical risk aspects of the contract. Attendees will use cost,
 14       EVMDA        Earned Value Management Data Analysis technical and schedule performance information, analyze cost and                        8 hours
                                                             schedule performance trends for all levels of the contract work
                                                             breakdown structure. Using this information, the student will be able
                                                             to assess the contractor's estimate at completion and develop their
                                                             own independent estimate(s) at completion.


                                                                    This is one of the Program Planning & Control Series. The objective
                                                                    of this course is to provide a methodology for determining a schedule's
                                                                    credibility and usability for managing a project. To that end, this
                                                                    course will provide guidance in determining if a schedule is complete,
 15         SAA             Schedule Assessment & Analysis                                                                                           4 hours
                                                                    has the correct basis and structure, determine schedule validity, and
                                                                    provide guidance in schedule analysis. The course is for both
                                                                    scheduler and non-scheduler personnel.

                                                                    Managing risk is a daily challenge for project managers. This
                                                                    discussion focuses on management of schedule risk, in particular.
                                                                    The discussion will begin with reasons why this assessment is so
                                                                    beneficial. A basic flow chart will illustrate the process for conducting
                                                                    a schedule risk assessment. Various methods for collecting,
                                                                    calculating and utilizing schedule risk data will be presented. In
                                                                    particular, the Latin Hypercube Sampling and Monte Carlo methods
 16        SRAS                 Schedule Risk Assessment            will be compared and contrasted. There will be a brief discussion on             4 hours
                                                                    "special conditions" such as conditional processing and probabilistic
                                                                    branching. Interpretation of the schedule risk data will also be
                                                                    discussed. The course objective is to familiarize those in attendance
                                                                    with the schedule risk assessment process and techniques to better
                                                                    enable their use in this valuable tool in managing projects of all types
                                                                    and sizes.


                               Instructors from CS40 Organization


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