Progressive Contracting Strategies for Programs

Management Concepts

How long?

  • 3 days
  • in person, online

What are the topics?

Management Concepts

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Who should attend

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

About the course

Program and project managers may have the experience to successfully manage projects, but many lack the knowledge and skills to manage a Federal contract. You will learn to develop statements of work, concept of operations, cost, schedule, scope, and support documents to provide best planning for the intended procurement of programs or projects. This course is verified to meet the requirements for the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) certification at the Senior-Level.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate contracting challenges in the Federal system environment
  • Appraise the program strategy and acquisition plan
  • Adapt the preaward and source selection process to program needs
  • Lead and appraise contract execution efforts
  • Formulate contract approaches

Course Topics

Managing the Federal Systems Environment

  • Total Life Cycle Systems Management (TLCSM) and the Program Manager
  • Managing Contract Risk
  • Contracting Analyses and Performance Affordability
  • Performance Objectives Inventory

Orchestrating the Acquisition Plan

  • Managing, Integrating, and Facilitating the Acquisition and Contracting Strategy
  • Managing Contract Risk
  • Performance Objectives Inventory

The Preaward and Source Selection Process

  • Solicitation Inputs
  • Performance Based Acquisitions
  • Contracting Officer Representative (COR) Skills
  • Performance Objectives Inventory

Executing the Contract

  • Contracts Changes and the Contracting Officer Representative (COR)
  • The Importance of Good Technical Requirements
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting
  • Performance Objectives Inventory

Service and IT Contracting Needs

  • Contract Compliance
  • Meeting User/Mission Requirements and Supporting System Development
  • Performance Objectives Inventory

Putting It All Together

  • Lesson Overview
  • Exercise: Managing the Federal Acquisition Environment
  • Exercise: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Exercise: Define the Process for Defining the Program/Project
  • Exercise: Total Project Life Cycle Management
  • Exercise: Source Selection Process (Commensurate with the Complexity of the Procurement)
  • Exercise: What Did I Learn?

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