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Core Project Management Processes

The Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)

  • Overseeing the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 

  • Creating cost-estimation metrics 

  • The role of earned value management 

  • Cost, schedule and performance trade-offs 

  • Performing technical reviews


Tools for evaluating the IMP and IMS 


  • Applying work loading methods 

  • Benefiting from project management software 


Estimating Total Cost of Ownership

Estimating techniques 


  • Recognizing the “Cone of Uncertainty” 

  • Making decisions using the Life Cycle Cost Estimate

Cost-benefit trade-offs 


  • The Government Accounting Office (GAO) 12-step best 
practice model 

  • Documenting the relationship between interrelated budgets and cost terms

Managing Risks and Opportunities 


Identifying risks 


  • Recognizing potential risks and threats 

  • Evaluating responses


Analyzing risks and opportunities

  • Strategies for mitigating risk 

  • Maximizing opportunities

Monitoring and Controlling Risks

Integrating risks into the management plan

  • Assessing risk in the real world 

  • Employing the risk management process

Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment 


  • Ranking the probability and impact of risk 

  • Questioning acceptable and unacceptable risk

Working with risk management software 


  • Demystifying simulation tools 

  • Generating risk analysis results 


Leading the Development of a
Program’s Systems Engineering


Reviewing systems engineering approaches


  • Implementing systems engineering methodology
  • Evaluating processes and approaches

  • Establishing configuration management
  • Managing technical data and interface issues

Developing requirements


  • Transferring a functional diagram into a physical architecture
  • Analyzing trade studies

  • Balancing independent variable costs
  • Building traceability matrices

Reviewing Requirements

Requirements analysis

  • Clarifying requirements by focus
  • Classifying requirements by type
  • Prioritizing requirements

Defining traceability and design

  • Writing the traceability matrix
  • Documenting change requests
  • Selecting a design

Testing and Evaluation Processes

Managing a test and evaluation program

  • Charting the potential cost of inadequate testing
  • Incorporating verification and validation
  • Selecting the integrated product team

Critiquing a realistic or operational test

  • Categorizing the test/verification tools
  • Testing documents vs. testing process

Applying Acquisition Principles to Contracting

  • Reviewing contract types to determine the risks/rewards
  • Aligning negotiation stages for procurement

  • Handling contract management issues

  • Recognizing staffing issues on sizable contract awards
  • Evaluating government-furnished equipment
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