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 series.

Mid Level Concept Definition (FPM 260)

The Concept Definition course is the first 4 days of a 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:  Classroom
Courses Length:  4-days
Upcoming Courses:  View Schedule and Register via FAITAS

  • October 8-11, 2019 - Frederick, MD
  • November 5-8, 2019 - Frederick, MD
  • December 3-6, 2019 - Frederick
  • January 28-31, 2020 - Orlando (preference for VISN 8 employees)
  • January 7-10, 2020 - Washington D.C. (1100 First St. NE) (local D.C. participants only)
  • March 10-13, 2020 - Frederick (** Three Week Series)
  • March 17-20, 2020 - Topeka, KS (Course Full)
  • April 28-May 1, 2020 - Salt Lake City, UT (** Three Week Series)
  • May 5-8, 2020 - Milwaukee, WI (preference to VISN 12 participants)
Mid Level Concept Planning (FPM 261)

The Concept Planning course is the 2nd course and 5 days in length of a 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:  Classroom
Courses Length:  5-days
Upcoming Courses:  View Schedule and Register via FAITAS

  • October 21-25, 2019 - Frederick, MD
  • November 18-22, 2019 - Frederick, MD
  • February 3-7, 2020 - Washington D.C. (1100 First St. NE) (local D.C. participants only)
  • February 24-28, 2020 - Orlando (preference for VISN 8 employees)
  • March 16-20, 2020 - Frederick, MD (** Three Week Series)
  • April 13-17, 2020 - Topeka, KS (Course Full)
  • May 04-08, 2020 - Salt Lake City, UT (** Three Week Series)
  • June 22-26, 2020 - Milwaukee, WI (preference to VISN 12 participants)
Mid Level Development Through Closeout (FPM 262)

The Development through Closeout course is the last course and 5 days in length of a 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:  Classroom
Courses Length:  5-days
Upcoming Courses:  View Schedule and Register via FAITAS

  • September 23-27, 2019 - Milwaukee, WI (Course Full - Waitlist only)
  • December 9-13, 2019 - Frederick, MD
  • March 2-6, 2020 - Washington D.C. (1100 First St. NE) (local D.C. participants only)
  • March 23-27, 2020 - Frederick, MD (** Three Week Series)
  • March 30-April 03, 2020 - Orlando (preference for VISN 8 employees)
  • May 11-15, 2020 - Salt Lake City, UT (** Three Week Series)
  • May 18-22, 2020 - Topeka, KS (Course Full)
  • July 20-24, 2020 - Milwaukee, WI (preference to VISN 12 participants)
** Three Week Series

For a three-week course series offered consecutively in the same regional or local facility, the VAAA will give preference to participants registering for the entire series.  (Please refer to the bottom of page 1 of the VAAA travel policy (vaww.acquisitionacademy.va.gov/docs/vaaaTravelInstructions.pdf) for specific instructions on attending a multiple week training session.)

Registration

Please contact Robert Speicher, (240-215-0818), if you have any questions about the Mid-Level FAC-P/PM training schedule.

If you are outside of one of the regional preference areas for course registration, you may request the training, and be put on a Pending List. About 5-6 weeks prior to the class start date, if the class is not full, the VA Acquisition Academy may contact you to be moved into the class.