Lifecycle, Processes and Systems Engineering (APPEL-LPSE)
This course is designed for NASA's technical workforce, including systems engineers and project personnel who seek to develop the competencies required to succeed as a leader of a project team, functional team, or small project.
This three-day course introduces systems engineering processes, NASA life-cycle phases, key technical reviews, and systems engineering management techniques. The course helps you realize the value of well-established systems engineering processes and deliverables.
Lectures, discussions, exercises, and other activities including structured systems engineering processes and management undertakings enhance the learning experience.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define and demonstrate engineering of systems processes as illustrated in the NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) for systems engineering (NPR 7123.1A) and project management (NPR 7120.5D*).
- Explain operations concepts, their development and their impact on the system of interest.
- Define system architecture functions and analyze their functional performance.
- Define system technical solution options and describe how trade studies are performed.
- Map architecture functions to subsystems and define the relationships among the subsystems.
- Describe internal and external interface definitions, designs, and changes for products and product components.
- Explain the importance of establishing a technical planning process for a given system of interest.
- Identify tools used for systems engineering activities.
Competencies and Technical Areas Addressed
- NASA Project Management and Systems Engineering Procedures and Guidelines
- Project Planning
- Systems Engineering
The American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended that 1 transferable graduate level credit be awarded for the successful completion of this course.