FPM 333 Training: Progressive Business, Cost & Financial Management

Course 1333

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Language: English
  • 24 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Advanced

Successful projects rely on comprehensive, integrated management principles, tools, and techniques. In this FAC-P/PM Progressive Business, Cost & Financial Management certification training course, you gain the practical skills to coordinate the development of, oversee, evaluate and critique an Earned Value Management (EVM) program linked to risk management. This FAC-P/PM EVM course will also teach you to apply best practices in planning, programming, and budgeting.

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

Progressive Business, Cost & Financial Management Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Progressive Business, Cost & Financial Management Course Benefits

In this FPM 331 course, you will:

  • Direct and manage the application of Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques to federal projects.
  • Integrate technical, cost, and schedule performance measurements.
  • Oversee the program cost-estimating and budget process.
  • Institute EVM baselines and interpret EVM performance trends.
  • Manage the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) process.


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.

Certification Information

FAC-P/PM certification is awarded at the agency level, and requirements vary by agency.

Progressive Business, Cost & Financial Management Course Outline

The value of EVM

  • Evaluating the importance of EVM and cost estimating
  • Estimating the benefits of EVM and cost estimating
  • Establishing a plan to implement advanced EVM and cost-estimating techniques

Assessing EVM readiness

  • Evaluating advanced EVM Senior/Expert competencies
  • Planning the resource needs for management
  • Planning for an EVM program linked to risk

Improving performance

  • Eliminating defects with BPR methods
  • Instituting EVM baseline reviews
  • Conducting financial planning and execution reviews

Analyzing the 12 critical steps

  • Defining the purpose of the estimate
  • Developing the plan and defining program characteristics
  • Outlining ground rules and assumptions
  • Developing a point estimate and comparing it to an independent cost estimate

Gathering data

  • Identifying ground rules and assumptions
  • Conducting sensitivity, risk, and uncertainty analyses
  • Documenting the estimate
  • Presenting the estimate for management approval
  • Updating the estimate to reflect actual costs and changes
  • Comparing methods of cost estimating
  • Discussing life cycle cost-estimating methods

Adopting EVM policies and standards

  • Translating an EVM legal and regulatory framework
  • Recognizing and applying OMB policies
  • Reviewing and applying ANSI/EIA-748 standards
  • Understanding, assessing, and evaluating EVM methodologies

Implementing advanced EVM techniques

  • Applying EVM to integrate technical, schedule, and cost performance
  • Creating program status reports for stakeholders
  • Interpreting graphic trend analysis

Conducting data analysis

  • Evaluating the data selection
  • Collecting, processing, maintaining, transmitting, and reporting data on financial events
  • Supporting financial planning and budgeting activities

Improving complex reporting

  • Accumulating and reporting cost information
  • Reporting to senior management

Effective EVM and cost estimates to guide planning, programming, and budget systems processes

  • Appraising the program budget development process
  • Critiquing allocation of funds within appropriations categories

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Progressive Business, Cost & Financial Management Course FAQs

This course provides the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to master the concepts covered in and provides some of the necessary prerequisites for earning FAC-P/PM mid-level certification.

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.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available online, in person, or as Private Team Training.

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