Training & Events Lineup


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CPIC Boot Camp

Four Days & 36 Continuing Professional Learning Credits Offered


Recommended for those pursuing Capital Planning Professional (CPP) certification or those looking for a deeper level of exposure to the CPIC Life Cycle Methodology, how CPIC ties to Project/ Investment/ Program/ Portfolio Management, in-depth exposure to required artifacts, and deeper dives into the content required to present a compliant business case justification for ongoing or new investments.


Candidates to Analysts Initiative (C2AI) candidates may upgrade to this course to complete course requirement.

This 4-day intensive course covers the comprehensive nature of CPIC-in-practice, guidance, and specifics relating to required artifacts and how to do them; augmented with guest speakers and media presentations. The course includes:


  • CPIC Exam-recommended reading list
  • CPIC Body of Knowledge (BOK)
  • Capital Planning Professional Exam access for one exam completion

Throughout the course, The instructor will explain the common compliance challenges for contractor-led work versus government-led work, which efforts may be appropriately designated for contractor support versus “inherently governmental” roles, and how tools may support or enhance reporting efforts at the portfolio, program and project levels.

Each course is facilitated by at least one certified Capital Planning Professional Certified Instructor(CPP-I) and counts towards:

  • C2AI requirements
  • Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) electives
  • The Capital Planning Professional Certification (CPP) application and/ or electives
  • Can be self-reported with the attendance certificate for other professional, project and program management certification continuing education requirements.

Learn about the on-going budget guidance changes announced annually by the Office of Management & Budget (OMB); The course is updated annually to reflect the most recent changes in guidance.

This course introduces the annual, most recent changes to the process and reviews the current versions of Exhibits or Reports. It delves into the reporting requirements which now accompany the budget justification and submittal processes. This course is designed to review the current guidance and requirements, to include monthly reporting requirements to the IT Dashboard.

The course is designed to teach attendees the key tenets behind OMB Circulars and the General Accountability Office (GAO) Information Technology Investment Management (ITIM) Guide as requiring the use of CPIC. During this lecture-based and discussion-enriching course, the instructor will discuss which types of projects are defined as “Major” investments and how the Administration has changed the way we are gathering, measuring, reporting and monitoring performance via the IT Dashboard.

We will discuss the requirements and compliance issues surrounding the laws driving and enabling Capital Planning, investment control, performance-based contracting, enterprise architecture and portfolio management. Attendees will learn the importance of establishing and reporting credible cost, schedule and performance data for reporting within the context of demonstrating performance in the required reports.

Throughout the seminar, The instructor will explain the common compliance challenges for contractor-led work versus government-led work, which efforts may be appropriately designated for contractor support versus “inherently governmental” roles, and how tools may support or enhance reporting efforts at the portfolio, program and project levels.

Capital Planning Professional (CPP) Certification seekers: With requisite knowledge, skills and experience, completing this full course, the survey, and a passing exam score could be sufficient credentials to complete a Capital Planning Professional (CPP) Certification. Application fees for the CPP may be included, see your course for particulars. Retake exam fees are not included. Students have up to three months to use the one-time exam access from the date the course is successfullycompleted.

Register for October 2019 - Dunedin/Clearwater Florida

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The Agnostic Introduction to Technology Business Management (TBM) for Federal Compliance

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The Agnostic Introduction to Technology Business Management (TBM) for Federal IT Compliance (1 Day). This one day overview and introductory course allows the attendee to be eligible for eight (8) Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) for continuing professional education towards a variety of certifications and practices.

Technology Business Management means different things to different people... it can be:

  • A proprietary software solution implemented by consulting firms with a council that may or may not truly represent the variety of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) options and vendors (yet)
  • A framework for assigning costs to information technology in certain "cost towers" that does NOT have to be vendor-specific
  • An approach that has been successfully implemented in the private sector but faces real cultural and financial obstacles in the federal market
  • A best practice that fits into the Technical Reference Model (TRM) component of a compliant federated architecture approach; enabling clearer insight into how resources are expended in service-driven technologies that more accurately can depict how the fed spends money beyond operations, maintenance, development, modernization or enhancements.

Our instructors will provide an "agnostic" overview to assist attendees with how to undertand the intent, the compliance-driven mandate from the Office of Management & Budget (OMB). We will review what has been incorporated into mandatory financial and project/ program/ portfolio/ investment reporting during 2017 (for Budget year 2019) as well as a review of what is prognosticated to be rolled out in terms of reporting for 2018 (budget years 2020 and 2021).

As we continue to refine the requirements and emerging information we will continue to post updates to course agenda, information and content. Insructor(s):

  • Shawn Battle, CPP-I
  • Janelle Moore, MSIM, CPP, CPP-I, GRC-IT, CGEIT

What we will cover:

  • What is TBM?
  • When are our due dates for compliance activities?
  • Where do we derive our guidance? Do we find help?
  • Why must we consider the application of this Framework?Who are the key players & stakeholders?
  • How do we make this successful?
  • Current Budget Guidance from Office of Management & Budget and the TBM compliance roll-out, to include cost pools, IT cost towers, definitions, framework and timeline.
  • Legislative Drivers, Enablers, & Considerations
  • How does this relate to IT Capital Planning & Investment Control (CPIC) and mandatory compliance reporting?

General

Each course is facilitated by at least one certified Capital Planning Professional Certified Instructor(CPP-I) and counts towards:

  • C2AI requirements
  • Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) electives
  • the Capital Planning Professional Certification (CPP) application and/ or electives
  • can be self-reported with the attendance certificate for other professional, project and program management certification continuing education requirements.

The instructor may elect to modify course content at any time, such as to include additional time to focus on special class needs, or organizational requests; such as to cover PortfolioStat, Earned Value, Enterprise Architecture, Governance, or specific exhibit support. A minimum of six (6) paid, confirmed students are required for a location to be confirmed for a public course. If six students do not register, the vendor is within their rights to re-schedule or cancel & refund registered students for courses.

Register for March 2019 - Metro DC Area