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					                           MSFC Program Planning & Control Course Descriptions
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            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 budget
                              In-house Project Baseline Tool (XML     baseline in wInsight. XML Connect can be used if your project does
      2         PBT                                                   not have an earned value engine. This class will focus on getting your         3 hours
                                   Connect & wInsight Web)
                                                                      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 Risk          1 1/2 hours
                                                                      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.
                                                                      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
      6       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,
      7      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.
                                                                      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
      8         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.


                                                                      This course is one of the Program Planning & Control Series. It will
                                                                      provide participants with insight into the difference between managing
                                                                      technology programs and flight hardware programs. It will discuss the
                                                                      importance of establishing an external advisory group, and the
                                                                      importance of having access to the appropriate technical skills in order
                                                                      to accurately establish initial requirements. The course will address
      9         MTP              Managing a Technology Program        Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessment, and describe a                    4 hours
                                                                      process for establishing the degree of difficulty in advancing to higher
                                                                      TRLs. It will also address how to layout technology roadmaps, and
                                                                      implementation plans. The importance of setting appropriate
                                                                      milestones will also be discussed along with the relation of TRL
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                           MSFC Program Planning & Control Course Descriptions
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                                                                        NASA / MSFC Budget Overview will provide participants with an
                                                                        overview of the agency's budget structure, key terminology and budget
      10       NMBO               NASA / MSFC Budget Overview           formulation process. The class will benefit anyone requiring a greater           4 hours
                                                                        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 projections                 4 hours
                                          Managers                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 will be compared
      16       SRAS                  Schedule Risk Assessment           and contrasted. There will be a brief discussion on "special conditions"         4 hours
                                                                        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.



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