Project Management

(Workshop for Emerging Leaders)

This course is available for On-Site Training only. We will bring this course to your agency or company.
Contact Don Dickson, On-Site Training Manager at (301) 455-5633 or


This class counts toward the FAC-COTR or FAC-P/PM Certification.

This training workshop is recommended for 24 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) toward DAWIA, FAC-C and FAC-P/PM requirements. For information on fulfilling core, elective and continuous learning requirements, Click here to view OMB Policy Letter.

Course Description

Project leadership is fast evolving into a primary area of managerial competency.

The reasons are:

i) the greater frequency of using project teams to accomplish organizational tasks,
ii) more emphasis on effective planning,
iii) greater need for systematic approach to identify and solve problems,
iv) influence of past failures to indicate project management techniques for stronger future successes and
v) program manager functions are acquiring more project management skills.

This three-day seminar will introduce participants to the lifecycle of project management in strengthening their understanding of the ideas and applications herein oriented to specific program management concerns. This class counts toward the FAC-COTR or FAC-P/PM Certification.

Major topics help participants

  • Develop current insights on the hows and whys of project management using the PMBOK “lifecycle” approach.
  • Strengthen managerial skills in planning, organizing, teaming, problem-solving & communication.
  • Increase ability to prepare project baselines and monitor those baselines throughout project execution.
  • Know how to end a project, assess lessons learned and use them for future efforts.
  • Raise ethical awareness throughout the project lifecycle

Partial List of Take Aways

  • Checklists to ensure strong Requirements Descriptions for new or revamped projects
  • Means to ensure greater accountability in doing Cost Estimates
  • Exercises that demonstrate application of Best Practices throughout the project
  • Case Studies of Lessons Learned for smarter project execution-both communication & technical
  • Project control practices that work and how to apply them
  • How to recognize and better handle contingencies

Example Attendees Include

  • Program/Project Management Personnel
  • Contracting Officers
  • CORs and COTRs
  • Procurement Specialists/Analysts
  • Financial Managers