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Progressive Concepts in Program Management

COURSE TYPE

Advanced

Course Number

1331

Duration

4 Days

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An Integrated Master Plan is key to successfully managing large-scale government projects. Through a complex case study in this FAC-P/PM certification training course, you gain the skills to coordinate the development of, oversee, evaluate and critique a systems engineering approach, Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule.

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

You Will Learn How To:

  • Conduct total life cycle management for government projects using an Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
  • Manage and evaluate decision analysis methods, systems engineering processes and a complex requirements development process
  • Direct and estimate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) 

  • Establish a risk, threats and opportunities management process 


Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Four years of program or project management experience, which shall include a minimum of one year of experience on Federal programs and projects, within the last ten 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

  • Core Project Management Processes

The Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)

  • Overseeing the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 

  • Creating cost-estimation metrics 

  • The role of earned value management 

  • Cost, schedule and performance trade-offs 

  • Performing technical reviews


Tools for evaluating the IMP and IMS 


  • Applying work loading methods 

  • Benefiting from project management software 

  • Estimating Total Cost of Ownership

Estimating techniques 


  • Recognizing the “Cone of Uncertainty” 

  • Making decisions using the Life Cycle Cost Estimate

Cost-benefit trade-offs 


  • The Government Accounting Office (GAO) 12-step best 
practice model 

  • Documenting the relationship between interrelated budgets and cost terms
  • Managing Risks and Opportunities 


Identifying risks 


  • Recognizing potential risks and threats 

  • Evaluating responses


Analyzing risks and opportunities

  • Strategies for mitigating risk 

  • Maximizing opportunities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Risks

Integrating risks into the management plan

  • Assessing risk in the real world 

  • Employing the risk management process

Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment 


  • Ranking the probability and impact of risk 

  • Questioning acceptable and unacceptable risk

Working with risk management software 


  • Demystifying simulation tools 

  • Generating risk analysis results 

  • Leading the Development of a
Program’s Systems Engineering


Reviewing systems engineering approaches


  • Implementing systems engineering methodology
  • Evaluating processes and approaches

  • Establishing configuration management
  • Managing technical data and interface issues

Developing requirements


  • Transferring a functional diagram into a physical architecture
  • Analyzing trade studies

  • Balancing independent variable costs
  • Building traceability matrices
  • Reviewing Requirements

Requirements analysis

  • Clarifying requirements by focus
  • Classifying requirements by type
  • Prioritizing requirements

Defining traceability and design

  • Writing the traceability matrix
  • Documenting change requests
  • Selecting a design
  • Testing and Evaluation Processes

Managing a test and evaluation program

  • Charting the potential cost of inadequate testing
  • Incorporating verification and validation
  • Selecting the integrated product team

Critiquing a realistic or operational test

  • Categorizing the test/verification tools
  • Testing documents vs. testing process
  • Applying Acquisition Principles to Contracting
  • Reviewing contract types to determine the risks/rewards
  • Aligning negotiation stages for procurement

  • Handling contract management issues

  • Recognizing staffing issues on sizable contract awards
  • Evaluating government-furnished equipment
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Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online at any time after class and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

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

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)

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I recently attended a Learning Tree course and found it invaluable. It has helped me gain a focus in my career, and I believe I can apply a great deal of the course content to my current job. I am looking forward to my next course at Learning Tree!

- Kate Hyland, Senior Consultant
FTI

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