IPM 301 - Intermediate Project Management Skills Course

Students will learn how to successfully apply project management knowledge and skills during project planning through readings, lectures, exercises, quizzes, and discussions. The primary audience of the course is Air Force military 63XX and civilian 1101 project managers at the 30-36 month point in their acquisition careers. It begins with a focused review of introductory project management principles and concepts drawn from the Project Management Institute’s PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK. More advanced project management topics including comparative analysis, project planning, stakeholder management, communications management, time management, interest based negotiation, critical path management including alternatives to critical path, and earned value management are addressed through lecture, individual practice, and group exercises and discussions. The centerpiece of the course is a virtual project management simulation that allows students to practice and apply many of the concepts discussed in the course. The Air Force Defense Acquisition Career Manager DACM has deemed IPM 301 a fulfillment of the APDP Level II Program Manager requirement for DAUs PMT 252/257 courses as well as the APDP Level III Program Manager requirement for DAU EVM 263. Although this course does have a primary audience, it is open to all acquisition personnel on a space available basis.

To Apply

Grade Restrictions: GS-11 through 13, 1Lt-Maj. Some exceptions/waivers may be granted. Contact School for more information

Special Requirements: Limited Funded Seats Available. Signup will close out 30 days prior to class start date. If you must cancel a reserved seat, please do so at least 15 days prior to class start date or you will be entered as a no- show. To cancel, please go through the same steps as when you applied. You will not be reserved a seat until supervisor has approved so please notify him/her when you apply.



Offering #

Start Date

End Date

Live Internet 22A 25 Oct 2021 19 Nov 2021
Live Internet 22B 10 Jan 2022 04 Feb 2022
Live Internet 22C 22 Feb 2022 18 Mar 2022
Live Internet 22D 28 Mar 2022 21 Apr 2022

Meet the Instructors

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Jose Menchaca
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Julia Sedlock

Course Information

Delivery Method: In-Residence/ On-Site Course and VIRR

Course Length: 19 Days

Event Type: Training (Functional, Technical)

Primary Audience: 63X, 1101

CL Points: 60


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