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FPM 511: Managing IT Projects

This four-day class will prepare you to manage IT projects and programs using processes based on modular procurement. You will learn to craft a contract strategy that accommodates rapid changes in technology, multiple contractors, interoperability, and integration risk. This course will begin with strategy development, and then progress through business re-engineering, Agile development, integration, and measurement of technical performance. Compliance with IT-related Federal laws, regulations, and guidance will be highlighted throughout the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement information technology (IT) strategies and metrics to support fulfillment of agency strategic objectives
  • Develop a comprehensive acquisition strategy, business case, concept of operations, and cost-benefit analysis for a contemporary IT program
  • Demonstrate the principles and methods of IT capital investment analysis
  • Develop change management strategies
  • Comply with IT-specific Federal laws, regulations, and guidance
  • Implement modular contracting methods and Agile delivery
  • Apply quantitative methods of financial analysis to modular development efforts
  • Use IT market research and technology awareness to stay up-todate with industry trends and alternative technologies
  • Integrate IT projects into programs and cross-agency initiatives, including dynamic schedules
  • Assess the quality and applicability of prototypes and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions
  • Manage, prioritize, and deliver customer-centric requirements
  • Translate IT initiatives in business terms for stakeholders and set expectations
  • Plan and incorporate automated-quality checking, testing, and evaluation into Agile delivery and DevOps

Pre-Requisites

Must satisfy the competency requirements for FAC-P/PM Mid-Level.

Course ID

FPM 511

Length

4 Days

CLPs

32

Testimonials

“This is a great refresher of PM with an introduction to the challenges with IT.” – 2021 participant

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