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FPM 331: Progressive Concepts in Program Management

Course ID

FPM 331

Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)


Course Length

4 Days






"Good class I learned how to deal directly with PM instead of working around it." – 2019 participant

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This four-day course transitions the technical knowledge and abilities required in project management to those needed to orchestrate more complex projects collectively as programs. Participants engage and solve problematic issues by synthesizing requirements into viable acquisition strategies and evaluating those strategies as programs evolve. Technology management processes are explored and evaluated with the goal of implementing a balanced system design, as well as tracking asset developer technical progress and reporting. Test and evaluation approaches are evaluated as a primary means to manage technical risk. Viable approaches to product support and supply chain management are addressed as a roadmap to increased system readiness, affordability, and a reduced logistics footprint.

Learning Objectives

• Design the charter and functions, select and assign membership, and lead integrated project teams and other program-oriented working groups
• Manage the analyses of user requirements to optimize system performance relative to cost and schedule
• Facilitate the development of the program acquisition approach, define program scope, and coordinate an Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule
• Manage the integration of business and technology management strategies―accounng for cost, schedule, and performance risks―that delivers best value and meets capability requirements
• Synthesize the efforts and output of cross-functional teams in preparation for and execution of milestone and stakeholder reviews of the program
• Collaborate with the office of the agency chief information officer (CIO) to define information technology (IT) metrics and strategies to support fulfillment of agency strategic objectives
• Manage development and application of effective system performance measures that provide early indication the selected design solution will meet user requirements
• Formulate, implement, and evolve a rigorous systems engineering management program that tracks engineering and specification requirements back to user and agency mission requirements.
• Evaluate technical management processes and tools used in system engineering, including configuration management, technical performance measures, and technical design reviews that ensure consistency of a product’s attributes with its requirements


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