Mid Level Course Descriptions - Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)
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Mid Level Course Descriptions

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The Mid-Level FAC-P/PM training curriculum consists of a three-course training series.

Mid Level Concept Definition (FPM 260)

Concept Definition is the first component of the 14-day series designed to provide program/project management skills. Following a best practices model, the VA Enterprise Program/Project Management Training Model (EP/PMM) aligns FAC-P/PM competencies to the actual program/project life cycle.

Participants will be guided through the major accomplishments of the first phase of EP/PMM, Concept Definition, practicing what they learn in a threaded case study. At the completion, participants will have a clear understanding of where programs/projects come from and how they support business needs.

Concept Definition for Mid-Level Program/Project Managers is designed to help participants obtain a complete understanding and awareness of activities in the Concepts Definition phase. Participants will examine program/project management and leadership practices as they relate to the mid-level program/project manager.

Additionally, this course answers for the mid-level program/project manager the question, “Where do programs/projects come from?” by examining the Concept Definition phase.

The VA curriculum meets the FAC-P/PM certification mandate with a holistic training program that incorporates Program Management, Acquisitions, Earned Value Management and Cost Estimating, Leadership, and Government Specific coursework areas with the EP/PMM. Participants will gain necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to apply program/project management practices in real world situations.

Course Type: Instructor-led
Courses Length: 32 hours; 4-days
Upcoming Courses: View Schedule and Register via FAITAS

Mid Level Concept Planning (FPM 261)

Concept Planning is the second component of the three-course, 14 day series designed to provide program/project management skills. Following a best practices model, the VA Enterprise Program/Project Management Training Model (EP/PMM) aligns FAC-P/PM competencies to the actual program/project life cycle.

Concept Planning for Mid-Level Program/Project Managers is designed to help participants obtain a complete understanding and awareness of activities in the Concept Planning phase. Participants will examine program/project management, acquisitions, earned value management and cost estimating, and leadership practices as they relate to the mid-level program/project manager.

The VA curriculum meets the FAC-P/PM certification mandate with a holistic training program that incorporates Program Management, Acquisitions, Earned Value Management and Cost Estimating, Leadership, and Government Specific coursework areas with the EP/PMM. Participants will gain necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to apply program/project management practices in real world situations.

Course Type: Instructor-led
Courses Length: 40 hours; 5-days
Upcoming Courses: View Schedule and Register via FAITAS

Mid Level Development Through Closeout (FPM 262)

Development through Closeout is the final component of the three-course, 14 day series designed to provide program/project management skills. Following a best practices model, the VA Enterprise Program/Project Management Training Model (EP/PMM) aligns FAC-P/PM competencies to the actual program/project life cycle.

Participants will be guided through the major accomplishments of the last 4 phases of the EP/PMM, Development through Closeout, practicing what they learn in a threaded case study. At the completion, participants will have a clear understanding of how to execute programs/projects to successfully accomplish business needs.

Development through Closeout for Mid-Level Program/Project Managers is designed to help participants obtain a complete understanding and awareness of activities in the Development through Closeout phases. Participants will examine program/project management, acquisitions, earned value management and cost estimating, and leadership practices as they relate to the mid-level program/project manager.

The VA curriculum meets the FAC-P/PM certification mandate with a holistic training program that incorporates Program Management, Acquisitions, Earned Value Management and Cost Estimating, Leadership, and Government Specific coursework areas with the EP/PMM. Participants will gain necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to apply program/project management practices in real world situations.

Course Type: Instructor-led
Courses Length: 40 hours; 5 days
Upcoming Courses: View Schedule and Register via FAITAS

The Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy does not provide certification. Certification is not automatic after training. Students seeking any FAC-P/PM certification must initiate their request in FAITAS to complete their certification request through the Acquisition Human Capital Management Service. This FAC-PPM Program Virtual Guide provides a quick reference for those individuals interested in, or pursuing certification.