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 [...]
Project leaders introduce change and innovation, manage technical requirements and team challenges. Moreover, they influence, motivate, and persuade the project team to work toward a common objective. This course allows professionals to discover and define the leadership skills that are necessary for program and project managers to fulfill the mission and vision of their program and agency. The course covers a broad range of organizational leadership skills that are focused on the challenges that government employees face. It focuses on the importance of communication, adaptive leadership, conflict management, accountability, ethics and culture. Email email@example.com to register.
This course is designed for experienced Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs). COR Level III: Advanced Workshop looks deeper into the requirements of the COR, including knowledge related to COR roles and responsibilities; ethical and legal factors that impact COR responsibilities; and information necessary to effectively evaluate situations as a COR. More authentic exercises are given in the COR Level III: Advanced Workshop that are pertinent to an expert COR to help make correct decisions and carry out their responsibilities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Project leaders introduce change and innovation, manage and build high performing teams and lead through internal and external political challenges. Moreover, they influence and determine strategies and are decision makers within the project team. Their role ultimately determines the type of culture that the team will aspire to. This course allows professionals to discover and apply the leadership skills that are necessary for program and project managers to fulfill the mission and vision of their program and agency. The course covers a broad range of organizational leadership skills that are focused on the challenges that government employees face. It focuses on [...]
This course provides the foundation for basic concepts required by the Contracting Competency and fundamentals needed to effectively manage Federal contracts and acquisitions and satisfies the contracting performance outcomes necessary for the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) at the entry level. Program and Project Managers (P/PMs) are required to have a thorough understanding of federal contracting actions and the policies that apply to the acquisition process. This course is an introduction to federal contracting and focuses on the different phases of the acquisition life cycle. Email email@example.com to register.
Leaders must be able to look from the balcony and build perception and insight into the road ahead that can impact the viability of programmatic success. The course is designed for project leaders to culminate their understanding and evaluate the tools and methods for them to be successful in the federal environment. Project leaders not only have to lead the long-term vision, but they must inspire others to follow them. They will be faced with external pressures and must forge mutually beneficial relationships to meet their program mission and vision, namely leaders are not successful on their own. Ultimately adopting and [...]
Project Management Basics (FPM 120A) is a five-day, entry level certification course providing the basic knowledge and comprehension skills that entry-level program and project managers (PMs) in the Federal sector require to manage a small project or to participate as an effective member of an integrated project team (IPT). The target audience for this training is entry-level project managers within the Federal civilian agencies desiring to complete the training requirements for the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM). Using a scenario-based approach, FPM 120A covers project management roles, responsibilities, decision points, and key deliverables required for effective project [...]
This course is specifically designed to provide contracting professionals with the basic knowledge required to perform the tasks required of a FAC-COR Level 1 Certification. The Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) is essential to the efficient and effective management of acquisitions and acts as the eyes and ears of the Contracting Officer. Students will learn the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform your duties as a Level I COR, such as proper communication, documentation, contract monitoring, payments, and ethics. You will attain a better understanding of the overall acquisition process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Designed for individuals earning their senior level FAC-P/PM certifications, FPM 333 is fully FAI-verified as meeting all OFPP / FAI v2.1 for the "Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management” Competency. This course introduces students to scheduling and cost control for Federal Government projects and provides participants with the information to estimate cost and time input to generate a WBS and then monitor projects using earned value management. Email email@example.com to register.
This course provides an overview of managing federal contracts with a focus on the acquisition plan, the pre-award and source selection process, leading and appraising contract execution and formulating contract approaches. Participants participate in interactive exercises and discussions to assess and evaluate how to effectively and efficiently apply federal and acquisition policies such as concept of operations, cost, schedule, and scope to meet the program’s needs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.