Project Description


This course explores the fundamentals of project and program management in the Federal domain, how to initiate, plan, implement, monitor and report, and close out federal government projects. FPM‒131 is based on four competencies: (1) Requirements Development and Management Processes, (2) Systems Engineering, (3) Life Cycle Logistics, and (4) Test and Evaluation competencies and performance outcomes, as defined by the FAC-P/PM policy and competency model. During the course each competency will be presented, and students will apply the knowledge in Case Study to gain hands on experience with the principles and practices of successfully managing a project.

The course also shows how the Federal acquisition process makes use of key planning documents, describes the roles and responsibilities of project managers across the project life cycle, defines and develop the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated master Schedule (IMS), Work breakdown structure (WBS), and developed a risk management plan to increase to probability of project success.

Learning Objectives

  • Illustrate how the Federal Acquisition Process and the interrelationship of Governance, Budgeting and Requirements
  • Introduce the general Lifecycle Model for acquiring products and services
  • The importance of Systems Engineering as the basis of project success
  • How to development a risk informed Integrated Master Plan based on needed capabilities and the Integrated Master Schedule for delivering those capabilities
  • How to develop a Test & Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) and execute that plan
  • How to develop the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) plan once the product or service is ready to move into the Operation phase of the project

Course Details

  • Course Length –4 days
  • Graded Materials Include: Attendance of all Instructional Hours, Participation, and Course Exercises, Culminating Assessment
  • Pre-course work Required: None


Course ID

FPM 131

Course Length

4 Days



Delivery Method

Course is available In-Person and Virtually

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