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					FAA Program and Project                                      Federal Aviation
                                                             Administration
Management Development
and Certification


    Implementing Best Practices, Training and Certification
      Standards for Program and Project Management



          Presented to the FAA PMIWDC Community
                      September 22, 2008



                             Candis Travers
               ATO Leadership and Professional Development
                      Federal Aviation Administration
Agenda

• Overview of FAA Acquisition Program/Project
  Management Certification Order (1811.5)

• Program Management Best Practices in the FAA

• FAA Program/Project Management Training




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         FAA Order 1811.5 Overview




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 Scope
• Defines four levels of acquisition program/project
  management development and certification
   –   Pre-entry
   –   Level I
   –   Level II
   –   Level III
• Ties program/project manager level to the level of the
  acquisition program/project being managed
• Provides certification of FAA acquisition program/project
  managers based on fulfillment of core competencies,
  experience, training, and certification requirements


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Target Audience
•   Individuals officially designated as an acquisition
    program/project manager with authority and responsibility for the
    management of FAA Capital Investment Plan (CIP) projects

•   Individuals responsible for major and non-major acquisition
    programs/projects

•   Individuals participating as a project team member in one or more
    phases of the acquisition process who aspire to become an
    acquisition program/project manager




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FAA PM Certification Levels

         Pre-entry Level                                    Level I

 •   Developmental level                   •   Typically, a project manager for
                                               projects of low risk and complexity
 •   Typically, individuals on a project
     team involved in one or more phases   •   Requirements
     of the acquisition process                 –   2 years of project management
                                                    experience within the last 5 years
                                                –   Completion of Level I coursework
 •   Individuals who aspire to become a
     project manager
                                           •   Equivalencies
                                                –   DAWIA Level I certification + 40 hrs
                                                    continuous learning within last 2 yrs
                                                –   PMI PMP certification




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FAA PM Certification Levels (cont)
                 Level II                                          Level III
•   Typically, a project manager for projects of   •   Typically, a project/program manager for
    low to moderate risk and complexity                projects of moderate to high risk and
                                                       complexity or a major acquisition as
•   Requirements                                       defined by FAA
     – 3 years of project management
        experience within the last 5 years         •   Requirements
     – Completion of Level II coursework                – 5 years of project management
     – PMI PMP or DAWIA Level II                           experience within the last 7 years
                                                        – Completion of Level III coursework
•   Equivalencies                                       – PMI PMP certification or DAWIA Level
                                                           II or III
     – DAWIA Level II certification + 40 hrs
        continuous learning within last 2 yrs           – DOT FAC-P/PM (“majors only”)
     – PMI PMP certification + coursework in
        leadership, government-specific, EVM       •   Equivalencies
        and cost estimating                             – DAWIA Level III certification + 40 hrs
                                                           continuous learning within last 2 yrs


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Certification Maintenance Requirements

• Program/Project managers are required to earn 80
  continuous learning (CL) points of skills currency training
  every two years.
• Skills currency activities may include:
    – Training
    – Seminars
    – Conferences
    – Special projects
    – Education
    – Other developmental activities related to project management


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 Implementation Timeline

• Order 1811.5 was implemented March 31, 2008

• Implementation Schedule:

Target Audience            Implementation       Certification Target
                           Timeline             Date
PMs responsible for        March 31, 2008       September 30, 2008
“major” acquisitions
PMs responsible for        January 2009         January 2010
CIP projects/non-major
acquisitions




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 PM Best Practices within the FAA




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    ATO PM Best Practice Work
•    Established a Subject Matter Expert (SME) workgroup to develop best
     practices for program/project managers

•    Aligned PM best practices with the Project Management Institute’s
     Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and
     the FAA’s Acquisition Management System (AMS)

•    Created a website that contains practical “how to” assistance for
     implementing best practices, specifically on NAS Modernization
     initiatives.




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ATO PM Best Practice Website




https://employees.faa.gov/org/linebusiness/ato/
technical_operations/best_practices/program_
mgmt/


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                FAA Program/Project
                Management Training




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Training Topic Areas
•   Program/Project Management

•   Earned Value Management

•   Human Factors


•   Systems Engineering


•   Investment Analysis


•   Acquisition Management Systems (AMS)

 For a list of available FAA/ATO Project Management Training and Development Opportunities visit:
 http://atoexperience.faa.gov/acqbus/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=247&Itemid=60


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Where to Get More Information
•      FAA Order 1811.5, Acquisition Career Development and Certification Program for
       Program/Project Management Professionals –
       https://employees.faa.gov/tools_resources/orders_notices

•      OFPP Policy Letter 05-01, Developing and Managing the Acquisition Workforce –
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement/policy_letters/05-01_041505.html

•      OFPP Memo dated April 25, 2007, The Federal Certification for Program and Project
       Managers (FAC-P/PM) –
       http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement/workforce/fed_acq_cert_042507.pdf

•      FAA/ATO Project Management Training and Development Opportunities –
       http://atoexperience.faa.gov/acqbus/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=247
       &Itemid=60

•      FAA/ATO PM Best Practices -
       https://employees.faa.gov/org/linebusiness/ato/technical_operations/best_practices/

•      For questions or additional information contact
                   Candis Travers, 202-267-9281 or candis.travers@faa.gov



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Q&A




                       Questions?
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