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How to Make Effective Bid/No Bid Decisions When Pursuing Federal Contracts - Partner Content In this video you will learn about the best practises and processes that you should consider, when you are trying to decide whether or not to pursue an opportunity for growth.

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Cost Accounting for Small and Medium Contractors - The Basics - 2020 Series - Partner Content This is session 1 of 2 in the FPS Cost Accounting for Small and Medium Contractors series.

Many contracts contain the FAR clause 52.230-2 Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Most small businesses are exempt from CAS Coverage under 48 CFR 9903 but are preparing for growth - meaning they will likely be covered soon. Many medium firms do not have a CAS-covered contract yet or are preparing to complete their first Disclosure Statement. In both instances, Government contractors may become subject to CAS with just the right contract award.

CAS is a set of standards that are designed to achieve uniformity and consistency in cost accounting practices and deals with the allocability of costs. To achieve the consistency that auditors look for and that contractors can adhere to, we will examine the applicable cost principles as well as defining the homework necessary to easily prepare for disclosure. Walk with us as we talk about the basics of what is required to prepare for a Disclosure Statement, as well as know when CAS should be on your radar. This is the first webinar in the Cost Accounting Standards for Smalls & Mediums Series.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn what's behind Cost Accounting Standards
- Know CAS Disclosure Statement applicability thresholds….and when they are not applicable
- Find out the "basics” of CAS that all contractors need to adhere to
- Discover elementary cost accounting principles
- Understand accounting system requirements to ensure compliance with the Standards
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Cost Accounting for Small and Medium Contractors - Preparing for CAS Coverage - 2020 Series - Partner Content This is session 2 of 2 in the FPS Cost Accounting for Small and Medium Contractors series.

As small and medium-sized organizations win more business, they almost certainly can become subject to Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) on certain Federal Government contracts. The facts of the specific contract awards may make them CAS-covered contracts. Often, that coverage is only modified coverage to start and sometimes, it means full CAS coverage - rapidly.

To most contractors, winning a CAS-covered contract is good news. It also carries with it the responsibility of completing that first CAS Disclosure Statement in what may seem overnight. Take a journey with us as we explore what is in store when you win that contract that triggers your first Disclosure Statement. This is the second webinar in the Cost Accounting Standards for Smalls and Mediums Series.

Learning Objectives:
- Know the basics of modified CAS coverage
- Learn how and when to manage Disclosure Statement submittals
- Find out how to determine CAS applicability and Disclosure Statement requirement
- Understand accounting principles related to CAS
- Discover how you assess your accounting system design for compliance with CAS
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Federal Bid Protest Mitigation, Avoidance and Defenses - Partner Content The U.S. government's process for procuring goods and services involves specialized procedures, with procurements subject to numerous federal statutes and thousands of pages of regulations. Bid protests are unique to public procurements, involving challenges to award (or a proposed award) for goods or services or the terms of a solicitation.

The webinar will address common issues that lead to protests of procurements conducted by the U.S. government. The webinar will examine actions offerors can take to (a) avoid or reduce the risk of elimination from competition, (b) avoid or reduce the prevalence of protests, and (c) defend their interests in the protest process.

Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to recognize unique features of U.S. government procurements that result in protests; know how to identify actions to take to avoid or mitigate protests; and become familiar with protest defenses. The webinar will include discussion of lessons learned from recent bid protest decisions.
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Subcontract Compliance Requirements for Small and Emerging Businesses - Partner Content More and more small businesses find themselves in the role being a prime contractor. Although there are a few requirements that do not apply to small businesses, from an audit standpoint, small business prime contractors are subject to oversight in the same manner as large businesses. Is your firm's subcontracting function ready for a visit from the auditors? The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontract management.

Topics will include:
1. Primary Role of a Prime Contractor when Subcontracting
2. Government Oversight of Subcontracting:
- Advanced Notification and Consent Requirements
- CPSR and other Business System Reviews
3. Non-Disclosure Agreements
4. Statements of Work
5. Source Justification
6. Negotiating Terms and Conditions
7. Price Analysis
8. Subcontract Management
9. Documentation Requirement
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Procurement University - Truthful Cost or Pricing Data - 2020 Series - Partner Content A negotiated contract (or procurement) allows the government to select a contractor based on criteria other than solely a formal price competition. The FAR provides guidance for conducting these types of procurements and the contract types that can be used by both the federal government and its contractors (e.g. fixed price, incentive, or cost-reimbursement). In this session, learn how these types of contracts can be both a challenge and an opportunity for contractors and about the extra steps necessary to justify the proposed price.

Learning Objectives:
- Differentiate between cost and price analysis and understand the appropriate times to apply each method;
- Define cost or pricing data, certified cost or pricing data, and data other than cost or pricing data;
- Understand defective pricing and how to prevent it; and
- Utilize the six-step process to develop a compliance process that fits the needs of your firm.
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The Government Contractor's COVID-19 Survival Guide - Partner Content As the impact of COVID-19 continues to re-shape our daily lives, government contracting business leaders and owners need an action plan to manage the future of their businesses and contracts. In this webinar, Christine Williamson and Jason Fleetwood, Partners at CohnReznick LLP, will bring you up-to-date on the latest information and help you navigate the right course for your business in the weeks, months and year ahead. Additionally, Robert Moss, CohnReznick's National Director of Governmental Affairs, will provide updates on federal legislation impacting government contractors.

Topics to be discussed include:
- Financial and tax concerns
- Mitigating and documenting any delays on government contracts
- Payroll Protection Plan Updates
- Cost Reduction Tactics
- Updates on tax law, stimulus packages, and memorandums and regulations
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Are You Prepared for a Contractors Purchasing System Review - Partner Content Congratulations! You just received notice from your Government customer that your firm will be the subject of a Contractors Purchasing System ""Review"" (CPSR). Your leadership is not concerned about an unsuccessful outcome, because your firm has passed every Government audit imaginable. Let's face it, if Accounting can pass an Accounting System Review, surely Purchasing can pass a CPSR? Isn't a CPSR just another audit?

The purpose of this webinar is to engage in a conversation about the myths, rumors, and truths regarding how to prepare for a CPSR. The session will explore the process that DCMA is currently utilizing to conduct reviews and will in turn, identify some of the most challenging aspects of a CPSR. J.A. White & Associates Inc. will provide both a strategic overview as well as a tactical review of the major aspects of CPSR preparations.

Topics will include:
- Responding to Pre-CPSR Risk Assessments
- Developing a CPSR Win Strategy
- CPSR Pre-Site Visit Data Call
- What to Expect While Hosting the CPSR Team
- Post CPSR Activities
- Developing Effective Corrective Action Plans
- Several Recent CPSR Trends
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Contract Closeout - DCMA Series - Partner Content Contract closeout is a growing challenge for DCMA and industry as a result of DCAA getting current with indirect rate audits. The number of contracts subject to closeout is significant as multiple rate years have been audited and negotiated. An extensive number of contracts can be associated with each rate year, many of which have been physically complete for years and are now required to be closed out. DCMA is primarily responsible for administering and closing out a significant portion of these contracts. At the same time, industry is facing big challenges with old data and a surge in demand for capable resources to prepare the contract closeout documentation. This webinar will look at how DCMA and industry can coordinate to address the contract closeout challenge.

Learning Objectives:
- The importance of contract closeout
- A look at the current environment and the extent of contracts awaiting closeout
- DCMA's role in contract closeout
- A high-level overview of the contract closeout process and differences between contract type
- Challenges industry is encountering
- Current DCMA initiatives and guidance
- Successful strategies and coordination between DCMA and industry
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Accounting Systems and Administration - Partner Content If you are a cost-based contractor, the Government's cognizant auditor may be conducting audits of your accounting system. The breadth of these audits include both pre-award and post-award accounting system and administration audits ranging from accounting controls to your indirect cost rates. This webinar provides an overview of these selected accounting-related audits describing triggers and key requirements and shares practices to help manage some of the risks contractors experience during these audits.

Learning Objectives:
- Session participants will gain knowledge about:
- The key accounting-related audits;
- Triggers for these audits; and
- Key audit requirements emphasizing the three accounting system audits and two indirect rate audits conducted by the government cognizant auditors.
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Contrasts in Accounting - Navigating the Differences - Partner Content As a cost-based government contractor, the use of full absorption accounting is required. While Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) serves as our foundation for contract accounting and is a requirement for an "adequate accounting system, FAR Part 31, contract cost principles and procedures and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) layer additional requirements upon a government contractor's accounting system. This webinar will introduce some of the key differences between government contract cost accounting and financial accounting; explain some reasoning behind the divergence in accounting practices; and establish the foundation for this 4-part webinar series.

Learning Objectives:
- Identify key differences between US GAAP accounting and Government contract accounting;
- Understand the reasoning for the divergence in accounting;
- Become familiar with full absorption accounting; and
- Become familiar with the accounting implications of cost-based acquisition and FAR Part 15, Contracting by negotiation.


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ITAR Basics - An Overview of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations - Partner Content ITAR, as it is called, can be a daunting and complex regulation. Its regulations control the export and temporary import of defense related articles and services under the United States Munitions List (USML).

This 60-minute program conducted by the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP will give you a better understanding of the ITAR regulations, what is covered, and whether your goods or services might fall under ITAR regulations.

Learning Objectives:
- Regulations
- What is covered
- Whether your goods, technical data, or services might fall under the U.S. Munitions List.
- Licensing requirements
- Deemed exports
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CAS 420  - 2019 - Partner Content This is session 12 of 12 in the FPS CAS series. This webinar will cover CAS 420 which includes the following subjects of: accounting for independent research and development costs and bid and proposal costs (420). This webinar also includes a recap of the series.

Learning Objectives:
- Better understand the stated purposes and what those mean in layman's terms for CAS 420.
- Better understand some nuances and potential violations through discussion and real examples that can exist with CAS 420.
- Be able to identify the significant overlap between FAR and CAS for CAS 420.
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CPSR- 2019 Year in Review - Partner Content The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the top CPSR related topics and trends that we observed as areas of focus during 2019.

During this webinar, Jeffery White of J.A. White & Associates provides a strategic and comprehensive overview of the key elements that CPSR Analysts focused on when conducting a CPSR. Topics will include:
- Pre-CPSR Risk Assessments Concerns
- Major Compliance Topics Observed During Actual CPSR's
- Key CPSR Trends
- Managing the CPSR
- Impact of Audit Trends on Contractors Procurement Operations
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DCAA/DCMA- Reviews and Audits -PU 2019 - Partner Content Session is 9 of 9 in our 2019 Procurement University series.

This session will provide an overview of the reviews and audits conducted by the DCMA and DCAA. Learn about the types of audits, how to address the audit process and how to deal with audit positions and written findings. 90 Minutes.

Learning Objectives:
- By the end of the webinar you should be able to:
- Be able to describe the similarities and differences between a review and an audit.
- List information that the DCMA maintains in a Contract Business Analysis Repository (CBAR).
- Understand the current DCMA and DCAA initiatives and how they impact the contracting industry.
- Recognize potential challenges and corresponding mitigation strategies for auditees.
- Describe the basics on how to prepare for a CPSR.
- Understand current auditor expectations regarding access to records.
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Lessons Learned from Federal Organizational Conflict of Interest Protests - Partner Content In Federal government contracting, organizational conflicts of interest (""OCI"") may arise when
(a) a person or organization is unable or potentially unable to render impartial assistance or advice to the U.S. government;
(b) the objectivity of the person or corporation performing a contract is or might be impaired; or
(c) an entity has an unfair competitive advantage arising from access to a competitor's proprietary information.

Federal procurement regulations require the U.S. government and contractors to identify, avoid, neutralize, or mitigate OCIs. For companies that want to do business with the U.S. government, an OCI-or merely the appearance of an OCI-can result in elimination from the competition. Or a competitor may have an OCI-or appearance of an OCI-that companies can use to challenge award to the competitor.

This program will describe OCIs, strategies for detecting, mitigating, and eliminating OCIs, and challenging and defending awards where actual or potential OCIs are present.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the webinar, you will be able to:
- Recognize the three types of OCIs and the federal procurement regulations addressing OCIs;
- Identify work that triggers OCIs and procedures contractors can implement to detect, prevent, or mitigate OCIs; and
- Understand actions the federal government takes to detect OCIs.
- The webinar will include discussion of lessons learned from recent bid protest decisions addressing OCIs, including challenges where competitors have potential OCIs.
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REAs, Claims and Disputes - Partner Content This is the fourth and final webinar in our First Year Contract Administrator webinar series. In this session, we will identify what to do when things go "wrong" during performance of a Government contract. We will discuss the circumstances under which a request for an equitable adjustment (REA) to the contract should be made, and what to do if the request is not granted. We will outline the dispute resolution process, with particular focus on how to make a proper claim to a Government Contracting Officer, and what obligations the contractor and Government have during that process. Finally, we will cover the appeals process, including the unique fora available for disputes arising from Government contracts.

Learning Objectives:
- Be prepared to identify when a change to the contract should be the subject of an REA, and will know how to correctly prepare such requests
- Understand the contract disputes resolution process, and
- Be able to evaluate the pros and cons of pursuing a claim through the appeals process.
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FAR - Part 49, Termination of Contracts - Partner Content This is Session 21 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series.

This 90 minute session covers Part 49 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Steven Tomanelli will cover Terminaton of Contracts.

Part 49 - Scope
This part establishes policies and procedures relating to the complete or partial termination of contracts for the convenience of the Government or for default. It prescribes contract clauses relating to termination and excusable delay and includes instructions for using termination and settlement forms.
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Construction Contract Risk Management - The Subcontractor's Perspective- 2019 - Partner Content Focusing on the Subcontractor's perspective and its interests, this course provides an in-depth analysis of pass-through aspects of construction contracts and the methods of recognizing and accounting for the risks arising from the construction project, including the claims and notice requirements associated with changes, differing site conditions, delays, disputes, and payment terms. The course addresses methods of perfecting and presenting Subcontractor claims and disputes whether they arise from General Contractor conduct, other Subcontractor's conduct, or from the Owner's conduct. The discussion focuses on the contract terms as they impact the Subcontractor in recognizing the risks and properly account for them in negotiating the subcontract and administering it during performance.

Learning Objectives:
- Understand the Subcontractor's perspective regarding the language and parts of the Changes clause under the FAR government contract clause and the private construction AIA contract clause.
- Recognize how flow-through among the Owner, General Contractor and the Subcontractor(s) affects the rights and obligations of Subcontractor.
- Understand the Disputes Clause and how the concept of flow-through and contract drafting can protect the Subcontractor.
- Understand how bond claims can be addressed through contract drafting and flow-through.
- Identify the Subcontractor's position on the basic risk assignment issues among the Owner, the General Contractor, and the Subcontractor(s).
- Identify potential language to amend and adjust the clauses according to your risk assessment.
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Rights in Computer Software Made Easy - 2019 IP Series - Partner Content This is session 2 of 3 in the FPS Intellectual Property Series.

If you thought there were misconceptions about rights in technical data, be assured there is even greater confusion about rights in noncommercial and commercial computer software. In this Webinar, W Jay DeVecchio of Morrison & Foerster LLP will address the fundamental aspects of the software clauses and point out the commonalities and the differences between those clauses and the technical data provisions.

Learning Objectives:
- The definitions of when development occurs, how one has to mark software (including software within a silicon chip), the notable absence at DOD of any clause for commercial computer software and the corresponding use under the FAR of a peculiar commercial clause.
- The proper contents of software license agreements - how one prices commercial software, and how uniquely-governmental software can be or become commercial.
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Business Immigration- Legal and Cultural Concerns in the America First Era - Partner Content One of the fundamental principles guiding the U.S. immigration system has been admitting foreign workers with skills that are valuable to the U.S. economy. Current U.S. immigration law provides several paths for foreign workers to enter the United States for employment purposes on a temporary or permanent basis.

Immigration law issues have become an increasingly important to U.S. businesses: on the one hand, high percentages of the top graduates of U.S. universities, especially in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields, are foreign nationals, and U.S. businesses are competing with foreign companies for these talents; on the other hand, the administration has increased scrutiny and enforcement in hiring foreign workers. Human resources professionals and hiring managers are required to navigate the immigration law system to ensure compliance. There are also cultural aspects of the business immigration process. Foreign workers were born and raised in different cultural environments and they bring cultural diversity and their life experience to the workplace. However, misunderstanding frequently occurs in transcultural communications.

Hiring and retaining qualified foreign workers are deceptively simple yet challenging tasks. Finally, two competing and ever-emerging phenomena in our immigration law system: the rising and real threat of economic espionage, and the related rise of racial profiling of Asian workers resulting in dubious accusations. Some U.S. businesses are forced to decrease foreign worker hiring, which could lead to a disadvantage in global competitiveness.

This seminar will provide an overview of the current state of the business immigration system in the US; detailed explanations of the obligations of the U.S. businesses hiring foreign workers and the practical matters involved in preparing and processing work-related documentation. Potential cultural miscommunication and misunderstanding issues in working with foreign workers in the immigration law process will also be covered.
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CAS 404 and 409 - 2019 - Partner Content This is session 4 of 12 in the FPS CAS series. This webinar will cover two of the CAS standards that focus on cost measurement and assignment of costs to accounting periods: CAS 404 and 409. Each standard handles a different aspect in the accounting for assets, with CAS 404 detailing the requirements and criteria for the capitalization of tangible assets and CAS 409 the criteria and guidance for assigning the cost of tangible capital assets to a cost accounting period through depreciation.

After completing this webinar, you will be able to:
- Better understand and implement the techniques for application of CAS 404 and 409, including the criteria and requirements associated with asset capitalization, and the formula for depreciating capital assets.
- More easily navigate the complexities of FAR and CAS, and how the capitalization and depreciation requirements contained within relate to or differ from GAAP.
- Get current on changes to the compliance and accounting landscape as it relates to recent FASB accounting standards updates and recommendations to/from the CAS Board.
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OFAC's Compliance Framework - What It Means for Companies and Enforcement - Partner Content By issuing the Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) now has provided guidance regarding what it considers an effective Sanctions Compliance Program (SCP) to consist of, putting companies on notice of its expectations and signaling that OFAC may impose changes on a company's SCP if it finds it to be deficient.

The guidance, which is the most detailed OFAC commentary to date regarding the essentials of an SCP, sets out several key factors comprising an SCP, including management commitment, risk assessment, internal controls, auditing and testing, and training. OFAC notes that an SCP should be continuously updated in response to the dynamic nature of sanctions and in order to ensure that the SCP is functioning as designed.

Thus far in 2019, OFAC has issued a flurry of enforcement actions and settlement agreements across a wide range of industries, and it has now indicated that the existence of an SCP will be a factor it considers in determining whether and to what extent to impose penalties in the event of sanctions violations, drawing a direct connection between a company's effort at compliance and its exposure to enforcement.
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Risk Mitigation Strategies for DCAA Audits of Gov't Contractor Bus. Systems - Partner Content Did you know the DCAA announced a strategy to significantly increase audits of Government contractor business systems? Contractors can take steps to prepare for the potential of business system audits with some due diligence.

Our compliance experts have outlined key strategies for critical risk mitigation measures to help enhance the likelihood that the government determining contractors' business systems are adequate. These strategies can support organizational goals to reduce contractors' related compliance risks and be prepared in case an audit happens.

Join our experts as they provide a state of audits, a future outlook and key strategies that will help assure compliance. This webinar is sponsored by JAMIS Software Corporation.
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FAR Part 25 - Foreign Acquisitions - Partner Content This is Session 11 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series.

This session will cover Part 25 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Presenters Amy Fuentes, Eric Crusius, and Mitchell Bashur of Holland & Knight will discuss acquisition of foreign supplies including the Buy American Act, trade agreements, prohibited sources, and other international agreements and coordination.

Part 25 Scope
This part provides policies and procedures for- (1) Acquisition of foreign supplies, services, and construction materials; and (2) Contracts performed outside the United States. It implements 41 U.S.C. chapter 83, Buy American; trade agreements; and other laws and regulations.
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The Importance of an RFP Review for Contractors - Partner Content For many new and aspiring government contractors, reading through RFPs can be confusing, time consuming, and intimidating. This course will demystify the complexities of these documents and help you review RFPs more effectively, and submit compliant and convincing proposals to the U.S. Government.

An RFP (Request for Proposal) is a document soliciting bids on a government contract for supplies or services. Reviewing an RFP is an essential first step in the bidding process, providing full understanding of the contract scope from a technical and pricing perspective, as well as ensuring compliance with contract clauses and Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR).

In short, developing a quality proposal starts with a thorough and careful review of the RFP. In this course, we will explain the major sections of a standard RFP and their contents, as well as sample exhibits and attachments. We will clarify the intricacies of these documents and provide techniques for thorough and effective review. With these techniques and improved understanding, you will produce more effective, accurate, and competitive proposals for submission, and as a result be more likely to win government contracts.

If you've ever pondered what it's like to pursue business with the government, then this webinar is for you!
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Effective Leadership for Contract Professionals - Partner Content From Norwich University's Leadership and Change Institute, Stacie Morgan and Rex Marks discuss the essence of effective leadership.

This program will discuss what makes an effective leader and how you can better lead groups and organizations to enhance the team's performance. As contracting professionals or government acquisition personnel, leadership is a valuable asset to get things done.

Please join us for this valuable and thought provoking program.
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GSA Schedule Compliance - Changes and Challenges - Partner Content GSA Schedule compliance used to be so "easy". A little data disclosure there, Price Reductions Clause tracking here. Making sure that none of your products came from China... Now, though, the Schedules program is changing.
- Will GSA's Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) program get off the ground?
- Will CO's resist the urge to ask for commercial sales data?
- What will happen with audits - both "traditional" and TDR?
- Does your company know the difference between GSA's FPT and TDR?
It's time for the 2017 edition of "Tales From the Darkside of GSA Schedule." As the General Services Administration moves ahead with controversial programs intended to enhance transparency and lower prices, contractors are left to ponder how all of this will impact them. While the answers to all questions aren't yet known, its undeniable that the "Risk-Reward" paradigm on being a GSA Schedule contractor has shifted.

Get the latest information from a leading MAS expert. Larry Allen has followed the MAS program for 27 years. He served as President of the Coalition for Government Procurement, was a member of the MAS Advisory Panel, and is a contributing author to the "GSA Schedule Handbook." Join Larry as he takes the class through all of the compliance and risk mitigation issues Schedule contractors need to know now.
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Intellectual Property Series 2020 - Patents - Partner Content Basics of Protecting IP in Government Contracting: Whether developing an airplane or selling commercial software, it is essential to understand the basic legal principles governing intellectual property ownership and licensing when the Government is your customer or partner. Although this 3-part course is focused on beginners, it is a good refresher for experienced practitioners as well.

This webinar series is designed to simplify the intellectual property frameworks in the FAR and DFARS and to provide helpful tips on IP protection from experienced practitioners. After completing this series, you will better understand:
- Ownership and license rights in technical data and software at the DoD and civilian agencies,
- Licensing commercial software, reporting and taking title in subject inventions made under government contracts, and
- IP considerations specific to other types of government agreements, such as grants, cooperative agreements, CRADAs, and other transaction agreements ("OTAs").

This series is a must for anyone looking to protect their IP when selling to or working with the Government. Developed to address topics from the perspective of the contractor, this series is also valuable for Government personnel needing to understand these same legal principles.


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How to Make Effective Bid/No Bid Decisions When Pursuing Federal Contracts - Partner Content In this video you will learn about the best practices and processes that you should consider, when you are trying to decide whether or not to pursue an opportunity for growth.

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Accounting for Change Orders - Partner Content This 2-hour interactive online course concentrates on the accounting for change orders - how change orders can be "kept track of” in an accounting system, and how their cost might be captured and their revenue recognized and realized. At the conclusion of this course you will:

Understand the capturing of change order costs in a job cost system
Be able to distinguish between the four types of accounting change orders
Know how to recognize change order revenue
Know how to collect or turn change orders into cash

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Business Ethics - Partner Content Ethics is defined as "the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation. Practising proper business ethics can be more simply stated as "doing the right thing at work. Once you become an employee of the company, you become a part of many relationships that require that you behave in a manner that benefits you, those around you, and the company. This 30-minute module will cover the ethics of your behaviour involving relationships within the company and your behaviour involving entities outside the company.


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Construction Project Management: Construction Practices and Systematic Project Management - Partner Content In this 2 hour course, we're going to present and discuss the management of field construction projects. We'll also cover management techniques for controlling cost, time, resources, and project finance during the construction process. Emphasis is placed on practical and applied procedures that have been proven effective.

Effective management of a project also requires a considerable background of general knowledge about the construction industry. This interactive online course will familiarize you with certain fundamentals of construction practice.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

- Explain how time control during the design stage is aimed at minimizing construction time while maintaining quality, safety, and cost
- Identify why a successful project requires management of many components including time, quality, cost, and safety
- Describe the phases of the Critical Path Method and how it is used to manage projects while considering safety, quality, cost and schedule
- Discuss how construction projects are individually unique to be well suited for their environment and function

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Essentials of I-9 Compliance - Partner Content This interactive, 30-minute online course contains valuable information on how to complete Form I-9, an important document used for employment eligibility verification. The Form I-9 is a valuable and easy-to-use tool. The use of Form I-9 helps protect jobs for authorized workers and ensure a legal workforce. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify who is legally authorized to work in the United States
- Select the correct acceptable documents given a scenario
- State what to do if you discover a mistake or if you are missing a Form I-9 for an employee
- Explain Form I-9 storage and retention requirements

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Finance & Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager - Partner Content This 4 hour online course is designed for the professional who needs to develop a working knowledge of finance and accounting in order to be a better manager. One cannot run any part of a business without having a working knowledge of finance and accounting. Having this knowledge enables you to do something with the reports that come out every month, to work with vendors and customers in negotiating payment terms and credit, and in planning for the future. I suspect that along the way we will dispel some notions and myths, and hopefully ingrain in you a new perspective on your day to day decisions as well as a better appreciation of what your boss is up against. At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
- Be more knowledgeable in the different kinds of financial statements, their uses, and the limitations of financial accounting.
- Understand cost and cost accounting.
- Have covered cash flow statements, managing accounts receivable and accounts payable, cash management and debt.
- Be able to define what is an asset, a liability and a capital asset.
- Master the concepts of operating budgets, capital budgets, creating budgets, pro forms and projections, payback periods and return on investment.
- Learn how to control and monitor spending, project expenses during the year and identify problem areas.

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Financial Management 1: Negotiating Contracts - Partner Content Cash flow is the life blood of your firm and lack of cash is the primary cause in 92 percent of all bankruptcies. Increasing cash flow, managing cash, and using cash to your best advantage is as important to your business as superior architecture or design work. This 1-hour interactive online course helps you develop the skills needed to price your services to ensure profitability on every job. There is a test at the end.

This is the first chapter of the "Financial Management for the A/E/C Firm" course series from PSMJ Resources, Inc. offered through RedVector.com in its entirety. We strongly recommend that you take all nine chapters of this course series. At the conclusion of this course, you will know how to:
- Choose the most effective of the five basic contract types for any type of job
- Negotiate as many provisions as you can into your contracts to generate the most cash
- Ensure that you get paid for changes
- Avoid language in contracts that is unfavorable to your firm
- Utilize contract and letter of agreement templates

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Financial Management 2 & 3: Pricing for Profits, Generating Cash and Getting Paid - Partner Content Cash flow is the life blood of your firm and lack of cash is the primary cause in 92 percent of all bankruptcies. Increasing cash flow, managing cash, and using cash to your best advantage is as important to your business as superior architecture or design work. This 2-hour interactive online course helps find new ways to generate cash and get your clients to pay quickly.
This is the second and third chapter of the "Financial Management for the A/E/C Firm" course series from PSMJ Resources, Inc. offered through RedVector.com in its entirety. We strongly recommend that you take all nine chapters of this course series. After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Track down and utilize alternative sources for securing working capital
- Negotiate an efficient fee collection system with your clients
- Develop an easy-to-use system for tracking down outstanding fees
- Employ cash discounts when and where appropriate
- Utilize worksheets and sample rate calculations
- Determine a price that will be agreeable to your clients and profitable for you
- Leverage the concept of value pricing to get your clients to pay you a premium for your services
- Use a seven-step strategy to prepare clients for your price
- Get your clients to pay for reimbursables
- Utilize worksheets and sample rate calculations
This course includes a multiple-choice test to gauge your understanding of the material.

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Financial Management 4: Accounting & Cash - Partner Content Cash flow is the life blood of your firm and lack of cash is the primary cause in 92 percent of all bankruptcies. Increasing cash flow, managing cash, and using cash to your best advantage is as important to your business as superior architecture or design work. This 1-hour online course helps you choose the appropriate type of accounting system to optimize your firm's cash flow.
This is the fourth chapter of the "Financial Management for the A/E/C Firm" course series from PSMJ Resources, Inc. offered through RedVector.com in its entirety. We strongly recommend that you take all nine chapters of this course series. After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages to your firm of cash vs. accrual accounting
- Use key ratios to benchmark your firm's financial performance to similar firms
- Forecast cash flow effectively and optimize your use of credit and other cash generation methods
- Evaluate alternative cash management techniques
- Utilize worksheets and sample rate calculations
This course includes a multiple-choice test after each section to gage your understanding of the material.

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Financial Management 5: Strategic Planning & Budgeting - Partner Content Cash flow is the life blood of your firm and lack of cash is the primary cause in 92 percent of all bankruptcies. Increasing cash flow, managing cash, and using cash to your best advantage is as important to your business as superior architecture or design work. This 1-hour interactive online course helps you master the strategic planning process and control your financial operations effectively.
This is the fifth chapter of the "Financial Management for the A/E/C Firm" course series from PSMJ Resources, Inc. offered through RedVector.com in its entirety. We strongly recommend that you take all nine chapters of this course series.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Focus your strategic planning process on the most crucial areas of your business
- Coordinate the six critical elements of strategic planning and govern them effectively
- Design an annual business plan designed to meet your short-term goals
- Develop a simple, realistic long-term (three to five years) planning process
- Understand the difference between planning and budgeting
- Utilize worksheets and sample rate calculations
This course includes a multiple-choice test after each section to gage your understanding of the material.

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Financial Management 6 & 7: Financial Controls, Monitoring & Project Budgeting - Partner Content Cash flow is the life blood of your firm and lack of cash is the primary cause in 92 percent of all bankruptcies. Increasing cash flow, managing cash, and using cash to your best advantage is as important to your business as superior architecture or design work. This 1-hour online course gives you the knowledge you need to choose a budget method that will control your firm's project costs.
This is the sixth and seventh chapter of the "Financial Management for the A/E/C Firm" course series from PSMJ Resources, Inc. offered through RedVector.com in its entirety. We strongly recommend that you take all nine chapters of this course series.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Clearly define the factors critical to establishing a project budget
- Avoid common project budgeting pitfalls across all budget methods
- Effectively prepare subconsultants' contracts for your project budgets
- Develop a project expenditure curve to monitor manpower requirements, schedule, and budget status
- Utilize worksheets and sample rate calculations
- Monitor manpower utilization, revenues, project completions, and overruns
- Protect your firm against careless record keeping and dishonest employees
- Design an annual business plan designed to meet your short-term goals
- Use financial performance indicators as a motivating tool for good performers
- Utilize worksheets and sample rate calculations
This course includes a multiple-choice test to gage your understanding of the material.

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Financial Management 8: Controlling Labor Costs - Partner Content Cash flow is the life blood of your firm and lack of cash is the primary cause in 92 percent of all bankruptcies. Increasing cash flow, managing cash, and using cash to your best advantage is as important to your business as superior architecture or design work. This 1-hour interactive online course helps you control labor and overhead costs and increase your likelihood of profitability on every project.
This is the eighth chapter of the "Financial Management for the A/E/C Firm" course series from PSMJ Resources, Inc. offered through RedVector.com in its entirety. We strongly recommend that you take all nine chapters of this course series.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Increase efficiency and reduce the costs of labor
- Use prudent employee bonuses to motivate top performers
- Use alternative methods to cut costs in a business downturn
- Identify the danger signals of overhead costs getting out of line
- Utilize worksheets and sample rate calculations
This course includes a multiple-choice test to gage your understanding of the material.

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Financial Management 9: Purchasing - Partner Content Cash flow is the life blood of your firm and lack of cash is the primary cause in 92 percent of all bankruptcies. Increasing cash flow, managing cash, and using cash to your best advantage is as important to your business as superior architecture or design work. This 1-hour interactive online course helps you develop the attributes necessary to create a good purchasing, leasing, and renting system for your firm.
This is the ninth and final chapter of the "Financial Management for the A/E/C Firm" course series from PSMJ Resources, Inc. offered through RedVector.com in its entirety. We strongly recommend that you take all nine chapters of this course series.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Increase the efficiency of your accounts payable system
- Avoid using your firm's own money for your purchasing service
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of buying, leasing, and renting
- Utilize worksheets and sample rate calculations
This course includes a multiple-choice test to gage your understanding of the material.

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From Project Manager to Principal 6: Financial Management - Partner Content The evolution to senior management requires both a broad range of skills, including marketing, financial management and leadership, as well as great expertise within each area. The leader who has excelled while dealing with projects and design issues must now learn to deal with people issues and leadership challenges. This course series developed by PSMJ Resources, Inc. and offered through RedVector.com in its entirety, tutors the newly minted executive in every aspect of these new skills, including strategy, team development, financial management, and more.
This 1-hour interactive online course is the sixth and final chapter of the "From Project Manager to Principal" course series This course looks at the financial responsibilities of the project manager. Topics such as choosing the appropriate accounting method and improving cash flow are presented. The course also includes an in depth look at over 100 ways to cut overhead costs.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the difference between cash and accrual accounting, and the impact of each of these methods on the firm
- Know common financial management terms and key financial ratios
- Use value pricing to earn more profit for your firm
- Improve cash flow and accounts receivable
This course includes a multiple-choice test to gauge your understanding of the material.

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Managing a Buyout Program - Partner Content Natural disasters are inevitable. We have all seen the emotional and financial devistation associated with them.

There are three FEMA sponsored mitigation programs to help communities take proactive steps to reduce the effects of these disasters: Section 404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA), and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM).The processes and requirements of the three funding sources are very similar.For simplicity, the course is written primarily to address HMGP.

This 2-hour interactive online course will lead you through the process of implementing one form of Mitigation - property acquisition (aka buyouts), from grant award through demolition of the acquired structure(s) to closing out your mitigation project. Property acquisition is considered effective because it is a permanent form of mitigation.
This course is intended for community personnel responsible for implementing a buyout program. At the end of this course, you will:
- Be knowledgeable of the various federal programs that may provide funds to execute acquisition projects;
- Be capable of planning acquisition projects, including involving the public;
- Be able to decide how best to manage the workload;
- Be able to organize to implement an acquisition project;
- Be capable of overseeing and managing the day-to-day activities of a buyout project; and
- Be able to keep the paperwork and financial accounting straight.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 01-Project Management Overview - Partner Content In Managing Projects within Organizations Video Training, you'll see how the concepts of project management have been applied throughout history -- from the building of the pyramids of Egypt and the moon landing to the smaller-scale projects handled by businesses every day. This course will help students develop skills and understand fundamental concepts that will enable them to deliver projects with greater levels of proficiency and optimization.
At the end of this 1 hr, 30 minute course, you will be able to:

- Understand fundamental concepts regarding the delivery of projects.
- Earn hours that contribute to the educational requirements set forth by the Project Management Institute for both CAPM and PMP certification exams.
- Apply various project management techniques.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 02-Managing Projects within Organizations - Partner Content In Managing Projects within Organizations Video Training, you'll see how the concepts of project management have been applied throughout history -- from the building of the pyramids of Egypt and the moon landing to the smaller-scale projects handled by businesses every day. This course will help students develop skills and understand fundamental concepts that will enable them to deliver projects with greater levels of proficiency and optimization.
At the end of this 1 hr, 30 minute course, you will be able to:

- Understand fundamental concepts regarding the delivery of projects.
- earn hours that contribute to the educational requirements set forth by the Project Management Institute for both CAPM and PMP certification exams.
- apply various project management techniques.
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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 03-Project Management Process Groups - Partner Content Project management has helped deliver some of mankind's biggest achievements. And while project management permits effective delivery of products and services, there are plenty of examples where projects have missed their mark and delivered less than stellar results. The reason for this is process. In order for a project to be managed successfully, the project manager and team must adhere to processes that will drive the project through its life cycle in a way that will meet specifications and the expectations of the project's sponsor. In Project Management Process Groups, you will see that, while project processes provide the manner in which a project can produce a successful project, there are other key elements: knowledge, experience, expertise, and ability to lead a team - all of which the project manager must be able to deliver in conjunction with project processes.
At the end of this 1 hr, 30 minute course, you will be able to:

- describe the processes contained within each process group
- explain the processes which the project manager and team must follow in order to drive the project through its life cycle in a way that will meet specifications and the expectations of the project's sponsor
- clarify the key elements necessary to lead a team: knowledge, experience, expertise, and ability

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 04-Execution, Monitoring and Controlling - Partner Content In Execution, Monitoring and Controlling, students will learn about two significant processes that are part of the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®): the Direct and Manage Project Execution and the Monitor and Control Project work processes. Activities related to these processes represent the bulk of a project manager's duties during a project. At the conclusion of this 1 hour course, you'll more fully understand the intricacies of leading a project team through project activity execution, monitoring and control.
The students will be able to define the activities related to the Direct and Manage Project Work and the Monitor and Control Project work processes. Students will more fully understand the intricacies of leading a project team through project activity execution, monitoring, and control. The student will be able to describe what is involved in leading a project team through project activity execution, monitoring, and control.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 05-Project Change Control and Closure - Partner Content Project managers and project team members develop subject matter expertise as a result of project development. This expertise, in turn, helps to drive necessary changes in project activities. One activity a seasoned project manager always plans for is change. In Project Change Control and Closure, you'll learn how to manage changes to project through a formal change control process. You'll also pick up guidance on properly closing a project or a phase of a project. The course incorporates the procedures and processes of the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), specifically the Perform Integrated Change Control and the Close Project or Phase processes.
At the end of this 1 hr, 30 minute course, you will be able to:

- manage changes through a formal change control process
- explain how to properly closing a project or a phase of a project
- describe the procedures and processes of the Perform Integrated Change Control and the Close Project or Phase processes.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 06-Initiation Basics, Developing a Project Charter and Project Management Plan - Partner Content A project consists of many different tasks and phases that must be integrated and managed to successfully complete the project. Keeping track of all activities that must be accomplished is no small undertaking; a well-planned and professionally integrated project pulls all of these activities together, enabling all participants to progress through their tasks and meet milestones. In Initiation Basics, Developing a Project Charter and Project Management Plan, you'll learn about project integration management, why a project is initiated and potential pitfalls that can derail a project at any step. You'll also learn the purpose of a project charter and how to create one for your project. Plus, you'll learn how to develop a project management plan
At the end of this 1 hour, 15 minute course, you will be able to:

- Describe the different facets of project planning and initiation techniques.
- Explain why a project is initiated.
- Describe potential pitfalls that can derail a project at any step.
- List the purpose of a project charter and how to create one for your project.
- Explain how to develop a project management plan.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 07-Collecting Requirements and Defining Scope - Partner Content One of the more important tasks that a project manager performs during the management of a project is identifying the project's requirements. Determining what is required of a project is necessary to identify work that has to be performed, and to establish metrics that are used to evaluate whether the work is acceptable and successful. In Collecting Requirements and Defining Scope, you'll learn why it's critical for project managers to properly and completely identify the requirements for a project as soon as possible. You'll also learn how project managers identify a project's requirements, including processes dictated by the Project Management Institute.
At the end of this 1 hour, 15 minute course, you will be able to:

- Explain why it's critical for project managers to properly and completely
- identify the requirements for a project as soon as possible.
- Identify a project's requirements, including processes dictated by the Project Management Institute.
- Identify the requirements of a project.
- Describe how the requirements of a project relate to ultimately determining the scope of that project.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 08-Monitor and Control Project Scope - Partner Content A critical factor in the success of a project is the project manager's ability to monitor and control the scope of the project. During the implementation of processes within the Planning Process Group, a great amount of effort and planning goes into the collection of project requirements, the creation of a work breakdown structure, and the definition of the project's scope. Monitor and Control Project Scope will teach you about the important principles and best practices employed by project managers to safeguard the scope of their projects. In addition, you'll learn about the Project Management Institute's Verify Scope and Control Scope processes, and how these processes are related to the Project Scope Management Knowledge Area.
At the end of this 1 hour, 15 minute course, you will be able to:

- List the important principles and best practices employed by project managers to safeguard the scope of their projects.
- Describe the Project Management Institute's Validate Scope and Control Scope processes.
- Explain how these processes are related to the Project Scope Management Knowledge Area.
- Describe how to accept deliverables and manage change, perform scope variance analysis and important strategies to avoid the dreaded "scope creep."
- Monitor the scope of your project and anticipate and manage change so that your project has a successful outcome.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 09-Defining and Sequencing Project Activities - Partner Content Time management is a knowledge area that takes into the consideration project constraints that pertain to time. It incorporates all the processes that are required to ensure the effective and timely completion of projects. The processes that make up project time management occur at least once within every project, in one or more of the project phases. These processes also overlap and interact with processes from the other knowledge areas to help develop and deliver components of a project. The concept of time management permits the project manager and team to develop a schedule by which project activities will be managed. Depending upon the size, scale, and scope of a project, scheduling may be an activity that could take one resource less than a day to complete or, for more complex projects, may require scheduling software to ensure that activities and resources are synchronized throughout the life cycle of the project.


Materials in this class are based on the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)
At the end of this 1 hour course, you will be able to:

- List the processes that are required to ensure the effective and timely completion of projects.
- Explain how to apply Time Management Concepts to Develop a schedule by which project activities will be managed.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 10-Developing and Controlling the Project Schedule - Partner Content Developing the schedule of a project is the product of analyzing activities like sequence, duration, resource requirements, and project constraints. Scheduling tools typically assimilate data in regard to the analysis provided to promote a project schedule. Activities such as plan start and completion dates, milestones and dependencies are among the outputs provided by scheduling tools. The project schedule can then become the project's baseline for tracking purposes. In Developing and Controlling the Project Schedule, you will learn how iterative revisions and maintenance of the schedule are tasks that the project manager must adhere to for the life of the project.
At the end of this 1 hour course, you will be able to:

- Explain how to develop a project schedule through analyzing activities like sequence, duration, resource requirements, and project constraints.
- Describe how to plan: start and completion dates, milestones, and dependencies as outputs of scheduling tools.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 11-Estimating Activity Resources and Duration - Partner Content One of the more compelling issues that a project manager needs to deal with is a constant reminder to do more with less. Over time, the luxury of having resources in place without conflicts due to other project activities diminishes substantially. The project manager will need to engage sponsors and stakeholders to ensure the appropriate level and types of resources required to get the job done are available when needed. In this course, you will see how the project manager and team use the Estimate Activity Resources process to help determine resource requirements - in the form of cost or time.

Materials in this class are based on the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)
At the end of this 1 hour course, you will be able to:

- Estimate a project's resources.
- Explain how the project manager and team use the Estimate Activities Resources process to help determine resource requirements-in the form of cost or time.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 12-Controlling Costs - Partner Content Cost management is one of the most integral components of the project management process. Controlling Costs shows how the project manager assumes full responsibility for cost oversight and delivery of the project within budgetary constraints. Financial tools and analysis enable the project manager to oversee activities and the cost associated with delivering the project's product. Control Costs is the process of monitoring your project status to ensure that your budget is up to date that the project's value is being delivered to meet expectations.
At the end of this 1 hour course, you will be able to:

- Explain the need and reasons why the importance of value is critical to the cost management of a project.
- Describe why it is important to ensure that the full value of a project is recognized.
- Explain why it's important for a project manager to monitor expenditures that are relevant to the value of the work accomplished.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 13-Estimating & Budgeting Project Costs - Partner Content Project Cost Management is perhaps the most comprehensive knowledge area in regard to determining the scope of a project, how it will be funded, and the steps that will be taken to ensure that funds appropriated for the project are managed and used correctly. Essential to every good plan are the thoughts and processes that will enable the plan to proceed. Cost management drives project deliverables in line with project constraints. For example, if project costs are limited, a project manager may have to scale back on subject matter experts. If the cost of quality is higher than expected, the project manager needs to realign project deliverables to ensure the level of quality delivers against requirements. This course provides an in-depth look at the processes associated with cost management.


Materials in this class are based on the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)
At the end of this 1 hour, 45 minute course, you will be able to:
- Explain cost management Describe how cost management determines the scope of a project
- Describe how cost management drives deliverables in line with project constraints
- Define cost management and how it is required to complete a project of any size

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 14-Project Quality Planning - Partner Content Project Quality Management is about the managing of quality for the project. This knowledge area incorporates many of the best practices and approaches of the larger quality management discipline; but only to the extent to which it supports the project. Project Managers are responsible for quality in terms of their project. The Project Management Body of Knowledge is a guide to apply quality management best practices to the needs and expectations of your project. Project Quality Planning teaches you to learn and apply this knowledge, so you can keep it in the framework of a project and its management. All the approaches, best practices, tools and techniques, and processes revolve around meeting the quality needs of the project.
At the end of this 1 hour course, you will be able to:

- Explain how to apply Project Quality Management knowledge.
- Describe how Project Quality Management applies in the framework of a project and its management.
- List the approaches, best practices, tools and techniques, and processes that revolve around meeting the quality needs of a project.

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PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition: 15-Quality Assurance and Cost Control - Partner Content A good project manager should apply processes, best practices, and tools to ensure that all aspects of development incorporate quality standards as a project's product is being produced. The project manager should always look to the past to garner lessons learned and apply that knowledge so as not to repeat history where negative impacts were sustained. This course shows how the Project Quality knowledge area promotes those processes, tools and techniques that assist the project team in planning, delivering and controlling the right levels of quality throughout all project development processes.


Materials in this class are based on the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)
At the end of this 1 hour, 45 minute course, you will be able to:
- Define Manage Quality and Control Quality
- Describe the correlation between inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs of project activities
- Define key terms and phrases used throughout these processes to help drive quality initiatives
- Answer test questions comparable to those you may encounter when taking a project management professional certification exam

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Pricing as a Professional - Partner Content This will not be a course in accounting. It will not rely on technical terms. It will be a common-sensical look at pricing with a keen eye to being practical and usable, using experienced-based methods.

This 2-hour interactive online course provides an in-depth look at the elements of pricing that you as a contractor must consider if you are to operate on a successful professional level. Though the more prevalent common standard pricing considerations will be touched upon, the primary thrust of this course is to also consider the full panoply of pricing factors, including subjective and judgemental elements, that you must be aware of and use, if you are to be successful. This is a practical look, from an experienced contractors point of view, of often overlooked, but nevertheless important elements, that strongly influence your bottom line, and, perhaps, your ultimate success as a contractor. This course is written from the point of view of a contractor, but it contains information useful to many different professionals who deal with pricing issues. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Apply common consideration factors when pricing work to customers.
- Apply less well known considerations when pricing.
- Utilize subjective considerations when pricing.
- Describe how the nature of the customer may influence pricing.

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Project Management Essentials - Partner Content Are you a successful project manager? Do you know the criteria to prove it? This interactive online Project Management Essentials course provides you an in-depth look at the critical skills and capabilities for Project Management success. We begin by delving into the evolution and history of modern Project Management and how the foundation was established for today's key project elements and life cycle phases. We include the human element of Project Management and how to plan, manage, and control the project and resources to exceed customer expectations.
By the end of this 2 hour course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the fundamentals of Project Management and the benefits of its application
- Identify the three key areas of Project Management
- Discuss project teams through effective team management and communication skills
- Describe project planning and implementation using process, tools, and templates

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Smart Finances: Creating a Budget that Works for You - Partner Content A budget can be a very effective financial tool. If used correctly, it can help you determine where your finances are, and forecast where they need to be. With the economy chugging slowly toward recovery, it's important to get a handle on your spending so you can make the best choices when allocating your money.

A good budget plan is one that makes sense to you, and one that YOU KNOW you will be able to maintain. This 1 hour, interactive online course will help you take a step towards doing just that. By discussing best practice methods and methodologies that have proven fruitful for many formerly harried individuals, you will learn tested strategies for establishing and maintaining a budget that works for you.
- Explain the importance of a financial budget for managing personal expenses
- Discuss common financial mistakes and how they can be avoided
- Describe how to create and maintain a personal budget
- Discuss how to create and maintain a family budget

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Understanding Workers' Compensation for Employees (V15) - Partner Content What would happen if you were injured in an accident on the job? Who would pay your medical bills and compensate you for time lost from work? In the state of Florida, not all employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance. Workers need to understand their rights and know if they are covered in the event of a work-related accident. The purpose of this 1-hour interactive online course is to educate employees about their legal rights under workers' compensation. The class explains what workers' compensation insurance is and who needs coverage. It also discusses proper procedures in the event of an accident, and how implemented preventative measures, such as safety awareness and a drug-free workplace program, can reduce the occurrences of work-related incidents and maintain a healthy workforce.
- Understand what workers' compensation is and why it is important
- Be familiar with Florida Statutes under Chapter 440 regarding workers'compensation
- Be familiar with the Family Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act
- Understand who needs workers' compensation coverage and who may be exempt
- Understand how preventative measures affect workers' compensation claims
- Know what to do in the event of an on-the-job accident
- Understand how to investigate an accident to prevent reoccurrences
- Have knowledge of the benefits available through workers' compensation
- Know what conditions are considered exempt from benefits
- Understand what may be considered an occupational disease
- Be familiar with employer liability and your right to claim benefits
- Know the costs of workers' compensation fraud and how to prevent it

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Understanding Workers' Compensation for Employers V14 - Partner Content Under federal and Florida State Law, employers have a legal obligation to provide workers' compensation benefits for workers injured on the job. Failure of eligible employers to provide compensation for injured workers may result in lawsuits and heavy fines, so employers need to know their rights and responsibilities. This 1-hour online course explains what workers' compensation insurance is and who needs coverage. It also discusses proper procedures in the event of an accident, and how implemented preventive measures, such as safety awareness and a drug-free workplace program, can reduce the occurrences of work-related incidents and control insurance costs.

At the conclusion of this course, you will:
- Understand what workers' compensation is and why it is important
- Be familiar with Florida Statutes under Chapter 440 regarding workers' compensation
- Be familiar with the Family Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act
- Understand who needs workers' compensation coverage and who may be exempt
- Understand how preventive measures affect workers' compensation premiums
- Know what to do in the event of an on-the-job accident
- Understand how to investigate an accident to prevent reoccurrences
- Have knowledge of the benefits available through workers' compensation
- Know what conditions are considered exempt from benefits
- Understand what may be considered an occupational disease
- Be familiar with employer liability
- Know the costs of workers' compensation fraud and how to prevent it
You must pass the test AND spend the requisite amount of time in the course to receive your certificate of completion and be reported to the state board. After passing the test, you can return to the course to spend more time.

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