FPM 231 Training: Applications in Project and Program Management

Course 1321

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Language: English
  • 32 NASBA CPE Credits (live, in-class training only)
  • 32 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Intermediate

Successful government program managers are adept at developing a complete project life cycle system management plan - an Integrated Master Plan. This FAC-P/PM FPM 231 project management certification course teaches you to manage complex programs, software engineering principles, requirements development, management, traceability methods, testing, and system validation processes. Plus, this FPM 231 course will help you in achieving FAC-P/PM Mid-Level certification.

Learning Tree’s FAC-P/PM training has been fully verified by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI).

Applications in Project and Program Management Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Applications in Project and Program Management Course Information

In this FPM 231 course, you will:

  • Plan for the successful delivery of a complex government project.
  • Define the requirements and manage the development of IT systems.
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and a total life cycle system management plan - an Integrated Master Plan (IMP).
  • Develop a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) estimate.
  • Apply a process to identify, analyze and manage threats and opportunities.


Two years of program or project management experience within the last five years.

Certification Information

FAC-P/PM certification is awarded at the agency level, and requirements vary by agency.

Applications in Project and Program Management Course Outline

  • Clarifying the FAC-P/PM initiative
  • Describing acquisition reforms
  • Establishing a culture of accountability
  • Identifying government and contractor equities

Managing project

  • Defining project and program management
  • Outlining the project management process

Evaluating project objectives and planning

  • Defining the project goals
  • Planning the work that needs to be completed

Project scope and schedule

  • Determining the project scope
  • Applying estimating techniques
  • Assessing scheduling tools and methods

Building a product-oriented Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Commonly found products
  • Decomposing the WBS
  • Best practices checklist
  • Standardizing the WBS within your agency

Developing the Integrated Master Plan (IMS)

  • Events, accomplishments, and criteria
  • Evaluating an IMP

Developing an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)

  • Benefiting from an Integrated Master Schedule
  • The relationship between the IMP and IMS
  • Activities, sequences, and scheduling
  • The network and the critical path
  • Defining the procurement process
  • Source selection and evaluating the proposals
  • Defining the procurement process
  • Source selection and proposal evaluation
  • Analyzing different types of contracts and associated risks

Developing and managing a process

  • Enterprise analysis
  • Appraising decision analysis methods for software architecture
  • Evaluating Agile development methodologies

Developing and managing requirements

  • Developing a requirements model
  • Writing a use case
  • Managing changes to requirements

Designing and implementing

  • Identifying multitier architecture
  • Incorporating the implementing phase into the project

Ensuring project quality

  • Charting the quality and grade of the software product
  • Differentiating project quality theories

Planning and controlling quality

  • Describing the quality plan
  • Recognizing the seven quality planning tools
  • Improving the process
  • Evaluating performance quality data to execute
  • Quality assurance
  • Analyzing the tools and techniques used to control quality

Identifying and analyzing risks

  • Drafting a program/project risk management plan
  • Identifying program/project risks and opportunities
  • Assessing impacts and probabilities
  • Evaluating risk response strategies

Monitoring and controlling risks

  • Implementing a risks/opportunities management plan
  • Evaluating strategies

Estimating Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

  • Factors impacting the TCO
  • Applying estimation techniques
  • Performing cost-benefit trade-offs

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Applications in Project and Program Management Course FAQs

This course provides the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to master the concepts covered in and provides some of the necessary prerequisites for earning FAC-P/PM mid-level certification.

All Federal employees (non-DoD) who work in a Program/Project Management role are required to be FAC-P/PM certified. Private industry/contractors are eligible to attend FAC-P/PM training but are not eligible to become certified.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available online, in person, or as Private Team Training.

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