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Course Catalog: Mission Support

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NOTE: This course was formally called WKSP 0658 – Data Analytics for the Rest of Us.” This two-day instructor-led course is designed for Air Force personnel as a foundational hands-on course. Students will apply Data Analytics techniques to solve case-based problems in a laboratory environment. Students will gain a basic understanding of conducting statistical analysis using Microsoft Excel® and several representative case studies/exercises on using data analytics to describe, diagnose, and predict various operations management challenges. Students will learn how to manipulate a large data set, including d descriptive statistics, pivot tables, charting and visualization techniques, formulas, text manipulation, data tables, concatenation, and parsing. Graduates will obtain immediate tools they can use to increase their job performance and Data Analytics acumen.

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This is a web-based course that provides students with a basic understanding of the project management framework, best practices and in some instances, methods of application for key knowledge areas of project management.

IPM 350


9 Offerings

The Industry Standard Project Management Workshop is a four-day instructor-led class that provides students with an understanding of the differences between Air Force and industry project management. This class teaches industry-standard project management as defined by the Project Management Institute PMI in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK, which includes the project management framework, the ten knowledge areas, and the five process groups.

LOG 117


Online

This is a web-based course providing an introduction to process improvement methodologies Lean, Six Sigma,and benchmarking. The course will provide the education required by potential members of a team charged with process improvement.

LOG 238


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The Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) Foundational Concepts course provides students with an introduction to critical chain project scheduling procedures, management tools and processes, and organizational requirements. Topics are presented in sufficient depth to allow students to successfully participate in the transition to and sustainment of CCPM as a primary workload planning, scheduling, and execution tool for Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) and other project management activities. The course is designed for mid and upper level managers responsible for coordinating and directing the organizational resources, policies, and metrics necessary to implement and sustain CCPM. This course educates managers on the general theory of CCPM rather than providing training on any particular CCPM based scheduling software. In three class days, the course presents a detailed CCPM model and relates it to the Theory of Constraints, classical project scheduling, and continuous process improvement. Concepts are introduced through lecture, videos, and illustrated/reinforced through a number of simulations, exercises, and daily homework.

SYS 106


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This course is designed to enhance the interaction of the Acquisition Workforce in the workplace and in teams. It will provide students an understanding of generational expectations, their potential impact on the changing workplace and tools to influence generational behavior in a positive manner. We will define the generations including myths and then delve into generational expectations and preferences in the areas of Communication and Engagement, Work- life Flexibility, Continual Development, Leadership of and by Generations.

SYS 108


1 Offerings

This course is designed to provide participants with a forum for awareness, understanding, and promotion of effective interaction between members of an Integrated Product Teams IPTs, program offices, and other organizations. The course focuses on selfawareness, attitudes, and behaviors that create conflict and provide skills for managing and resolving conflict positively. The topics and exercises in this course are designed to enhance cooperation through proven conflict resolution approaches, group dynamics, dealing with difficult people, communication skills, and team building for group unity. Note: We can provide out-of-cycle classes and the structure of the course is such that it can be tailored so that we can train your entire team or a specialized group. Please contact AFIT School of Systems and Logistics for details.br /br /

SYS 118


Online

The purpose of this course is to provide students fundamental knowledge to begin understanding Air Force AF Life Cycle Risk Management LCRM. Fundamental knowledge includes basic definitions required to understand LCRM jargon, comparisons of LCRM taxonomy with other risk management taxonomies, and an overview of the AF LCRM process and guidance. Course Objectives: After completing this course, students will know the DoD definition of LCRM comprehend the differences between the DoD LCRM taxonomy and other popular taxonomies know the steps in the AF LCRM process comprehend the intent of each step and know AF policy on reporting Risk and performing LCRM.

SYS 166


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Interest Based Negotiations develops students’ interest-based negotiation skills and strengthens their knowledge of intellectual property rights. The education combines faculty lectures with student participation in a role-playing scenario stimulating a realistic DoD acquisition. The scenario is designed to illustrate many issues that commonly arise in real procurement negotiations. Students are assigned one of six roles, which include both government and contractor characters. The students will gain knowledge of intellectual property rights, interest-based negotiation, interactive exercises, and debriefing sessions after each round of negotiation in the scenario.

SYS 175


Online

The internet based Contract Depot Maintenance Repair Process course is composed of various modules and exercises to demonstrate the contract repair process employed by AFMC and the Air Logistics Complexes ALCs. The Contract Depot Maintenance Repair Process course addresses the objectives of the process, what types of contracts and incentives to use, how the results should be measured and who the responsible parties are for various elements of the process.

SYS 208


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***COMPLETION OF SYS 118, INTRODUCTION TO LIFE CYCLE RISK MANAGEMENT, IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BEFORE ATTENDING THIS COURSE*** This course covers the basics of acquisition/program risk and how to effectively manage risk throughout a program's life cycle to achieve program goals within cost and schedule constraints. New DoD and Air Force regulations and guidance related to Life Cycle Risk Management (LCRM) are covered. The five-step LCRM process is introduced and tools and techniques associated with this process are explained. Students work in simulated Integrated Product Teams on a real-world acquisition exercise to apply these techniques to help reinforce the concepts and importance of program risk management.

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This workshop demonstrates the impact of an organization’s culture on its strategy, its execution, and ultimately its performance. The workshop provides some common terminology and several frameworks to examine, discuss, and ultimately reinforce or change an organization’s culture and/or production systems to achieve organizational alignment. A complimentary topic emphasizing systematic leadership is also covered. Each subject begins with an academic treatment of the subject and follows with students analyzing several case studies in the form of popular movie clips that illustrate the concepts. Finally, each subject is closed with a facilitated group discussion asking students to apply the concepts to their own unit. Block 1, Organizational Culture: Topics include how Organizational Culture impacts Organizational Performance, Cultural Frames of Reference, Schein’s Levels of Culture, and Johnson’s Cultural Web. Block 2, Production Systems: Topics include how Organizational Structure impacts Organizational Performance, Leadership Behaviors, Integrated Operating Systems, and Key Unifying Processes. Block 3, Achieving Alignment: Topics include how Achieving Alignment impacts Organizational Performance, Strategic Drift, and Kotter's Change Process Model. Block 4, Leading Systematically: Topics include Benefits of an Effective Leadership System, the Organizational Health Model, Leadership Behaviors, and Leadership Team Meetings.

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