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FAC-P/PM Certification: Applications in Project and Program Management Training Course (FPM 231)



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Successful government program managers are adept at developing a plan for total project life cycle system management - an Integrated Master Plan. In this FAC-P/PM project management certification course, you gain knowledge in managing complex programs, software engineering principles, requirements development, management and traceability methods, testing and system validation processes.

Learning Tree’s FAC-P/PM training has been fully verified by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI).

You Will Learn How To:

  • Plan for the successful delivery of a complex government project
  • Define the requirements and manage the development of IT systems
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and a plan for total life cycle system management - an Integrated Master Plan (IMP)
  • Develop a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) estimate
  • Apply a process to identify, analyze and manage threats and opportunities

Important Course Information


  • Two years of program or project management experience within the last five years.

FAC-P/PM Certification Information

  • All Federal employees (non DoD) who work in a Program/Project Management role are required to be FAC-P/PM certified. Private industry/contractors are eligible to attend FAC-P/PM training, but are not eligible to become certified.
  • FAC-P/PM certification is awarded at the agency level and requirements vary by agency. Check with your Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) for information on certification requirements.

Course Outline

  • Introducing the FAC-P/PM Program
  • Clarifying the FAC-P/PM initiative 

  • Describing acquisition reforms 

  • Establishing a culture of accountability 

  • Identifying government and contractor equities
  • Project Management Fundamentals

Managing projects 

  • Defining project and program management
  • Outlining the project management process
  • Evaluating project objectives and planning

  • Defining the project goals 

  • Planning the work that needs to be completed
  • Project scope and schedule 

  • Determining the project scope 

  • Applying estimating techniques 

  • Assessing scheduling tools and methods 

    • Building an Integrated Master Plan (IMP)

    Building a product-oriented Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 

  • Commonly found products 

  • Decomposing the WBS 

  • Best practices checklist 

  • Standardizing the WBS within your agency
  • Developing the Integrated Master Plan (IMS)

  • Events, accomplishments and criteria
  • Evaluating an IMP

    • Developing the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)

    Developing an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) 

  • Benefiting from an Integrated Master Schedule 

  • The relationship between the IMP and IMS 

  • Activities, sequences, and scheduling
  • The network and the critical path
    • Managing the Contractor
  • Defining the procurement process 

  • Source selection and evaluating the proposals 

    • Evaluating contract types 

  • Defining the procurement process
  • Source selection and proposal evaluation
  • Analyzing different types of contracts and associated risks
    • Applying Software Engineering to the Software Development Process

    Developing and managing a process

  • Enterprise analysis
  • Appraising decision analysis methods for software architecture
  • Evaluating Agile development methodologies
  • Developing and managing requirements

  • Developing a requirements model
  • Writing a use case
  • Managing changes to requirements

  • Designing and implementing

  • Identifying multitier architecture

  • Incorporating the implementing phase into the project
    • Implementing a Program/Project Quality System

    Ensuring project quality

  • Charting the quality and grade of the software product
  • Differentiating project quality theories

  • Planning and controlling quality

  • Describing the quality plan
  • Recognizing the seven quality planning tools
  • Improving the process
  • Evaluating performance quality data to execute
  • Quality assurance
  • Analyzing the tools and techniques used to control quality
    • Managing Risks and Opportunities

    Identifying and analyzing risks

  • Drafting a program/project risk management plan
  • Identifying program/project risks and opportunities
  • Assessing impacts and probabilities
  • Evaluating risk response strategies

  • Monitoring and controlling risks

  • Implementing a risks/opportunities management plan
  • Evaluating strategies

  • Estimating Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

  • Factors impacting the TCO
  • Applying estimation techniques
  • Performing cost-benefit trade-offs
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    Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    *Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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