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Mar 23—26, 2020
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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About the course

Today’s Federal environment requires agencies to be capable of handling challenges, shifting priorities, and public demand to deliver high-quality results. A foundation in the requirements development process sets the stage for furthering your skills in decision analysis methods and technical assessments—all in support of systems management. You will apply what you learn by participating in hands-on, experiential exercises. This course is verified to meet the requirements for the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) at the Mid-Level.

Learning Objectives

  • Illustrate the federal acquisition process and the key planning documentation used by program managers
  • Analyze the role of the program manager in developing and managing requirements
  • Discuss key technical management processes and tools used in systems engineering
  • Evaluate the importance of the test and evaluation (T&E) process in acquisition decisions
  • Discuss the application of Total Lifecycle Systems Management (TLCSM)
  • Create an on-the-job (OTJ) action plan

Course Topics

Federal Acquisition Overview

  • Federal Acquisition Process
  • Key Regulations and Policies
  • Acquisition Strategy
  • Acquisition Plan (AP)
  • Integrated Project Team (IPT)
  • Communication Methods

Requirements Development and Program Management

  • Requirements Overview
  • Requirements Planning and Gathering
  • Requirements Management
  • Prioritizing Requirements
  • Program Costs
  • Risk Management
  • Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)

Systems Engineering

  • Why Do Projects Fail?
  • What Is Systems Engineering?
  • Life Cycles
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Systems Engineer (SE)
  • Product Development Methods
  • Requirements and Program Success Criteria
  • Technical Management Processes
  • Decision Analysis
  • Technical Performance Management
  • Design Considerations
  • Technical Engineering Specialties
  • Risk Management in Systems Engineering

Test and Evaluation (T&E)

  • Product Life Cycle
  • T&E
  • Customer Review
  • Developmental Test and Evaluation (DT&E) and Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)
  • Layers for Analysis and Testing
  • T&E Strategy

Lifecycle Logistics

  • Implementing Total Lifecycle Systems Management (TLCSM)
  • Lifecycle Planning
  • Product Support
  • Logistics
  • Creating Change

Putting It All Together

  • Lesson Overview
  • Exercise: Apply Government and Agency Policies
  • Exercise: Determine the Systems Development Approach
  • Exercise: Develop and Manage Requirements
  • Exercise: Manage Change
  • Exercise: Develop Product Support Requirements
  • Exercise: What Did I Learn?

Who should attend

This course is intended for program and project management professionals seeking their FAC-P/PM mid-level certification.

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