GUARANTEED TO RUN! This course focuses on the fundamentals of contract formation and management principles, as well as regulatory fundamentals and their application within the Federal government. It also provides practical applications that can be applied immediately in the workplace across the Federal acquisition community. The first week focuses on the development of critical skills necessary to locate, interpret, and apply regulatory guidance in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Agency-level FAR supplements; and Class Deviations. Subsequent weeks focus on the fundamentals of contract formation and management principles, to include the practical application of the FAR and associated regulations and documentation [...]
This course is the first in the Defense Acquisition University’s new four-part course series of the Contracting Certification Program and focuses on the foundational skills necessary to acclimate to the acquisition profession. This course is specifically designed for acquisition professionals and covers the contracting lifecycle and associated contracting principles, understanding regulations including the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Agency-specific FAR supplements, the construction of solicitations and contracts, and fundamental guiding principles of the acquisition profession. This course is conducted as a hybrid of live and self-paced instruction with exercises, case studies, lecture, and discussion facilitated by our Virtual instruction platform and Learning [...]
CON 244 focuses on unique construction contracting issues such as: acquisition planning, contract performance management, funding, environmental concerns, construction contract language, and construction contracting in the commercial setting, the Construction Wage Rate Requirements Statute, design/build, basic schedule delay analysis, constructive changes, acceleration, and construction contract quality management. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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.
This course thoroughly explores FAR Part 15 and the meaning of “best value” with emphasis on best practices. This is an interactive course including case studies, which yield authentic outcomes for students to evaluate. Interactive exercises will illustrate for students the best-value continuum and provide real-world application of this source selection process to enhance instruction. Students will focus on how to best select a trade-off and the steps in constructing, planning, conducting and fully executing a Best Value Acquisition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This course is designed to provide team leaders of varying levels tools, techniques and strategies to enhance their leadership abilities. Participants will learn to understand individual motivators, recognize the importance of teamwork and agreeance, and develop skills related to collaboration. The course will provide an overview of the 12 basic working styles, how working style impacts office interactions and team collaboration, and how to best allocate resources in accordance with working styles. This course will also cover the importance of credibility in leadership, influence and persuasion, and political savvy in organizational cultural. Email email@example.com to register.
This course is designed for Program Management Professionals seeking a stronger understanding in the principles of Federal Acquisitions. This course differentiates between private & public sector contracting, discusses the mission, purpose, vision, and goals of Federal contracting, discusses the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and acquisition life cycle, and reviews the roles and responsibilities of the acquisition team. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This course focuses on the specialized knowledge and abilities unique to IT projects areas. The student will focus on technical performance outcomes to satisfy competencies related to IT management, security, and performance assurance. The student will learn these skills and techniques through robust content, Federal examples, and be assesed through a rubric at the end of each section. Email email@example.com to register.
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 [...]
The course starts with the FITARA roadmap to guide the deployment of sustainable IT reform, providing CIOs with specific budgetary and acquisition authority for enterprise IT infrastructure projects. The students will learn to apply the principles, practices, and processes of agile acquisition framed by FAR 15.201. As part of FITARA implementations, success starts with portfolio reviews of the current projects and paths forward to deliver needed business and public facing Capabilities, consistent with the department’s Mission and Vision. Applying Capabilities Based Planning, the students will learn the Principles, Practices, and Processes needed to increase the probability of success of IHS projects. [...]