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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 key intermediate project management skills needed to progress beyond a basic level: developing master schedules, estimating total cost of ownership, and product life cycle plans. 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.


Students should have taken the Basic Project Management I course.

Course Objectives

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

  • Develop and document an integrated master schedule
  • Assist in the development of an estimate of Total Ownership Cost (TOC)
  • Define requirements, clearly, to meet needs, including, where appropriate, performance-based outcomes and setting performance standards
  • Formulate the key features of a risk/opportunity management process
  • Create a requirements development process that provides traceability back to user-defined capabilities
  • Formulate the key features of the Test and Evaluation (T&E) program/project, including modeling and simulation
  • Develop life cycle plan for delivering, maintaining, & retiring a product with supply chain considerations

Course Content

Lesson 1: Analyzing Program / Project Needs
Performance parameters objectives
Affordability constraints
Scheduling constraints
Technical constraints
Environmental issues

Lesson 2: Develop/Document Integrated Master Schedule
Schedule network tools and techniques
Work loading methods
Process Inputs

Lesson 3: Preparing Total Life Cycle Management Plans
Phased inputs &outputs
Deliverables for phases
Project technical reviews
Program/project functions planning

Lesson 4: Estimating Total Cost of Ownership
Rough estimating techniques and tools
ECP & Modification Costs
Program / Project Cost
Life Cycle Cost
Associated risk levels
Assumption validation
Business case analysis

Lesson 5: Structuring a Requirements Development Process
Establishing Operational Needs
Performance Parameters
Confirming Completeness

Lesson 6: Testing and Evaluation (T&E)
Planning & Monitoring
Conducting Tests
New Systems
Relating testing to requirements
Developing Metrics

Lesson 7: Risk/Opportunity Management
Analyzing Risk Events
Reviewing Risk Status
Integrating risk status into project routines
Managing risk at project and o
Standardizing risk management practices

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