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Course Length:

3 Days

Course Price:

$1,350 for non-government
$1,125 for government employees

Course Dates:

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Course Description

This course covers the basics of how acquisition professionals balance risk, cost, schedule, performance, lessons learned, and the necessary management metrics to deliver quality systems/products. This course is specifically developed to support Project Managers who need to meet the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Management (FAC-P/PM) program core training requirements.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the requirements development process
  • Define concept selection
  • Identify a technology development process
  • Perform a business strategy for market research (FAR Parts 10 and 12) to include socio-economic considerations

Course Content

Lesson 1: The Requirements Development Process
Identifying Needs
Prioritizing Needs

Lesson 2: Defining the Concept Selection Process

Lesson 3: Defining the Preferred System Selection Process
Performance Measures
Technology Development Strategy Inputs
When to Initiate an Acquisition Process

Lesson 4: Evaluating Possible Solutions
Performance Measure Selection
Performance Measure Analysis
Selecting a Preferred System Concept

Lesson 5: Technology Development Strategy Features
Analysis of Alternatives
Studies to Date
Draft Plans
Selected Material Concepts

Lesson 6: Considering Customer Needs
Performance Parameters
Affordability Constraints
Scheduling Constraints
Technical Constraints
Environmental Issues
Joint and Combined Interoperability

Lesson 7: Deriving a Baseline
Understanding Baselines
Studying Performance and Schedule Requirements
Establishing a Baseline

Lesson 8: Project Coordination with Users
Milestone Decision Authority
Planning & Preparing

  • Company / Organization