Project Description


The intent of this course is to provide further instruction on the principles of requirements development and systems management. The lessons presented are intended to help students gain a more thorough understanding of requirements development and management processes, systems engineering, test and evaluation, and lifecycle logistics performance outcomes necessary for intermediate level Program & Project Managers.

Learning Objectives

  • Developing Requirements based on Project Needs
    • Overview of Strategic Planning
    • Overview of Capital Programming
    • Development of Key Performance Parameters
  • Participating in Concept Selection & Market Research
    • Understanding FAR Part 10 & 12 guidance on use of commercial items and non-developmental items and Socioeconomic considerations
    • Overview of Analysis of Alternatives including difference in IT development approaches and Business Process Reengineering
  • Core Management Skills and Processes
    • Understand the tools and techniques of building an integrated master plan
  • Risk and Opportunity Management
    • Understand the nature and terminology of risk
    • Effectively plan for identify, assess, develop responses for, and monitor risk
  • Communications management
    • Identify and effectively manage stakeholder’s communication needs
    • Manage the effective dissemination of information internally and externally
  • Working Groups and Teams
    • Manage the development of the members in a working group / IPT
    • Demonstrate knowledge of team development functions
  • Overview of total life cycle systems management
    • Understand basics of the TLCSM process
    • Provide a Systems Engineering/T&E Overview
    • Provide an Overview of Technology Development Strategy (TDS) and Technology Development approaches
    • Explain the objectives, performance requirements, documents and seven steps of PBA
    • Provide an Overview of SE and the Technical Processes
    • Evaluate the answer to the question, “Did you build the right thing?”
    • Ensure selection of the right design and development approach
    • Oversee the use of advanced decision analysis methods
    • Manage technical assessment and technical performance measurement
    • Manage life cycle processes using systems engineering discipline
    • Manage risk and opportunity
    • Manage interfaces and configuration
  • Test and Evaluation
    • Manage a comprehensive, integrated T&E process, including effective use of modeling and simulation
    • Review and assess the Test and Evaluation Strategy and a Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
    • Ensure the management of a realistic Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) process
  • Life Cycle Logistics
    • Review the management of a Life Cycle Logistics process for effective product support and interoperability
    • Evaluate the Use of effective supply chain management and the latest commercial practices
    • Understand Performance Based Logistics components and concepts

Course Details

  • Course Length –4 days
  • Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) – 32
  • Graded Materials Include:  Attendance of all Instructional Hours, Participation, and Course Exercises
  • Pre-course work Required: Successful completion of FPM 131A & FPM 131B
  • Does SCC offer this course virtually? Yes, via WebEx, Adobe Connect, Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, or Zoom for Government.

*It is recommended that FAC-P/PM courses are taken in order.


Course ID

FPM 231

Course Length

4 Days



Delivery Method

Course is available In-Person and Virtually

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