Management Concepts

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Feb 10—12, 2020
3 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 889
USD 296 per day
Mar 16—18, 2020
Online
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May 13—15, 2020
3 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 889
USD 296 per day
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About the course

The Federal Government spends over $80 billion on information technology (IT) each fiscal year—in support of national health, security, the economy, and more. Given this significant investment and the criticality of these IT systems, Federal agencies must carry out acquisitions in an effective and responsible way. You will cover planning, procuring, and managing IT acquisitions and also address special considerations such as accessibility and security. You will return to work ready to support future IT challenges at your agency.

Learning Objectives

  • Interpret the regulations, processes, and challenges specific to IT Acquisition
  • Analyze the planning phase of the acquisition cycle and distinguish the challenges unique to IT acquisition
  • Analyze the contract formation phase of the acquisition cycle and distinguish the challenges unique to IT acquisition
  • Analyze the contract administration phase of the acquisition cycle and distinguish the challenges unique to IT acquisition

Course Topics

Overview of IT Acquisition

  • IT Acquisition Laws, Regulations, and Policies
  • IT Acquisition Life Cycle

IT Acquisition Process: Planning for IT Acquisitions

  • Using Agency Strategy to Guide Your Decisions
  • Planning for IT Acquisitions
  • Acquisition Strategy, Plan, and Implementation
  • Developing Requirements Documents

IT Acquisition Process: Reviewing Contracting Methodologies and Options

  • Selecting Alternatives That Satisfy the IT Need
  • Post Source Selection Actions

IT Acquisition Process: Contract Administration

  • Performance Measurement, Management, and Improvements
  • Maintenance and Support

Who should attend

This course is appropriate for personnel involved in the acquisition of information technology resources, including program, technical, financial, and contracting professionals.

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