Tomas Tarr

Presentation: Considerations for FAC-P/PM Application Review

Abstract: FAC-P/PM is a Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) certification for P/PM competencies that involve acquisitions. When considered and viewed through the PMIAA implementation lens, there is an opportunity to assess the FAC-P/PM certification process and determine if that process can be re-engineered to align it to the following mutually beneficial outcomes:

  • Professionalizing the critical federal P/PM workforce
  • Standardizing agency P/PM practices (holding FAC-P/PMs to this standard)
  • Standardizing the process of certifying FAC-P/PM applications
  • Supporting the agency with FAC-P/PM application review, certification, and competency and experience assurance

This session will discuss an approach to the FAC-P/PM application review process including the benefits, challenges, and successes.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management (Business Acumen)

Biography: Tomás F. Tarr, IT Program Manager, Office of the Chief Information Officer | Program Management Division, U.S. Department of the Interior