NOVA Advanced PM Seminar - The Integrated Baseline Review

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Event Date
Start At : Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 5:30am
End At : Friday, April 30, 2010 - 10:00pm
NOVA Advanced PM Training Seminars

The Integrated Baseline Review
Preparing for and Conducting It

Advanced Project Management Training Seminar
Presented by Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development
A PMIWDC Strategic Partner

14 PDUs for Certified PMs


This seminar provides 14 PDUs for certified PMs.

Dates and Location

Thursday and Friday, April 29 and 30, 2010

Course Length: 14 hours – 2 class days from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Providing 14 PDUs

NOVA Community College
Reston 2 Center, Room 307
1831 Wiehle Ave
Reston, Virginia 20190
Driving Directions

Registration and Costs

$785 per person

Register online or by phone at calling 703-450-2551. Reference course code BUSC 1656 70L
Please register early: The Advanced PM Training series is very popular and space is very limited.

About the Course

Is your program executing a sound contract baseline? What requirements drive contract baseline review and evaluation? What tools are available to conduct a contract baseline evaluation? How would the Program Manager prepare for and conduct the baseline review? These questions are examined in detail through this two-day intensive workshop on the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR). This workshop is designed for both the Customer’s and the Prime Contractor’s stakeholders tasked with executing the IBR.

Through the first day of this workshop, participants concentrate on preparing their contract for the IBR. Through lecture and interactive activities, students will learn the history, regulations, agency guidance, and best practices associated with planning an IBR. They will learn the IBR participants, planning schedule, training regimen, documentation set review, and other preparatory tasks necessary to ensure all relevant stakeholders are ready to participate in the IBR.

Through the second day of this workshop, participants concentrate on executing the IBR itself. Through lecture and interactive activities that include role-playing, observing, and feedback, each participant will learn and apply the skills necessary to ensure successful conduct of the IBR. This includes opening the IBR, reviewing applicable documentation, conducting interviews, identifying and briefing-out Findings, concluding the IBR, and next steps following the IBR.

Through lecture, discussion, and activities, participants will review and expand their expertise in the following areas:

  • IBR directives, guidance, criteria, and contract clauses
  • IBR definitions, terminology, methods, and templates
  • IBR-related agency offerings, consultancies, information sources, and best practices
  • IBR planning and execution activities and schedules, and
  • Relevant stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities in preparing for and executing the IBR

By the end of the workshop, participants will have the information and resources they will need to plan and execute a successful IBR, the outcome of which is the validation of a program’s contract baseline.

Register online or by phone at calling 703-450-2551. Reference course code BUSC 1651 70L

About the Instructor

Blair Alan Knapp Jr., MSPM, PMP
Robbins Gioia

Blair Alan Knapp Jr., MSPM, PMP holds a MS in Project Management from Boston University, a BA in International Affairs/International Economics from The George Washington University, a Masters Certificate in Unix System Administration from The George Washington University, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Boston University. He also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Mr. Knapp is a Senior Consulting Manager with Robbins Gioia, where he initially supported the US-VISIT Program Office as a program control analyst. Here, he developed and maintained the program's Earned Value Plan, Policy and Procedures. Additionally, he planned, scheduled, and guided the program’s Integrated Baseline Review process. He also developed and maintained the Program's Program Management Review Plan, Process and Procedures. Currently, Mr. Knapp supports the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Here, he drafted the TSA EVMS and OA Policy, MD 300.11, and the TSA Office of Security Operations Program Planning and Evaluation Review Board (PPERB) portfolio directive, OD-400-30-12. He supports the Office of Security Operations staff in their program portfolio management, process development, and program outreach.

Mr. Knapp has been engaged in program and project management for the past seventeen years, consulting in it for the past ten. He has specialized in IT integration, Program Management Office support, and program control. During this time, he has worked for McDonnell Douglas Aerospace and, subsequently, The Boeing Company installing and supporting systems at such US commands as EUCOM, JAC, SHAPE, and JICPAC. While at Boeing, he also served as the Configuration Manager for a significant IT program. He followed these efforts as a consulting manager with Verity, Inc., a Sunnyvale California-based software company, managing its projects in its Federal market space.

Mr. Knapp is a veteran of the US Navy, where he served first as the aviation squadron Intelligence Officer, then on staff in the Pentagon's Desert Shield/Desert Storm Joint Intelligence Center.


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