Project Description


This course focuses on systems management within the federal environment. Participants will assess how systems development, including requirements, system engineering, test and evaluation, and logistics, fits into the overall Total Life Cycle Systems Management (TLCSM) environment. With the use of real-life examples, in-depth discussions, and analyses of current events, participants will navigate through federal department/agency decision support systems and learn key strategies to evaluate systems development challenges; lead the transition and assessment of strategic goals into executable project/program requirements; gain a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of a Project Management Office (PMO); and use systems engineering, life cycle logistics, and formal plans for managing systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate systems development challenges in the Federal system environment
  • Lead the transition and assessment of strategic goals into executable project/program requirements
  • Evaluate the benefits of a project/program management office
  • Evaluate and evolve the development and application of a systems engineering approach to develop IT and non-IT products
  • Evaluate when life cycle logistics approaches are appropriate
  • Formulate an approach using integrated master plan (IMP)/integrated master schedule (IMS) processes
  • Appraise the importance of making informed decisions across the Total Life Cycle Systems Management (TLCSM)

Course Details

  • Course Length –4 days
  • Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) – 32
  • Graded Materials Include: Attendance of all Instructional Hours, Participation, and Course Exercises, Culminating Assessment
  • Pre-course work Required: None

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


Course ID

FPM 331

Course Length

4 Days



Delivery Method

Course is available In-Person and Virtually

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