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PM 103 | 2 Days

Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs)

Course Summary

This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) process and its relationship to Program Management. You will be provided with the framework to prepare and conduct an IBR through hands-on practice and role-playing.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what an IBR is, legacy practices, trends and requirements
  • Describe the purpose and value of the IBR process and its relationship to Program Management during project execution
  • Describe Program and Contract level IBRs
  • Conduct Control Account Manager Interview

Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction to IBRs

This lesson introduces you to the basic concepts of the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) Process. You will learn what an IBR is, its purpose, requirements and trends.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Describe what an IBR is
  • Discuss IBR trends
  • Discuss IBR legacy practices
  • Describe OMB/AMS requirements

Lesson 2: IBR Objectives

This lesson introduces you to the objectives and focus of the IBR. We will discuss Program Baseline Validation, Risk Validation, and Program Performance System Validation techniques.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe the IBR Objective related to Program Baseline Validation
  • Describe the IBR Objective related to Risk Validation
  • Describe the IBR Objective related to Program Performance System Validation

Lesson 3: IBR Process

This lesson introduces you to the IBR Process. You will learn the roles and responsibilities of the program manager, the IBR team, the control account manager and how they prepare for and conduct an IBR.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Prepare an IBR Plan, Schedule, and Agenda
  • Prepare a team to conduct the IBR
  • Conduct and execute an IBR
  • Prepare an IBR Report

Lesson 4: IBR Guidance

This lesson introduces you to the two types of IBRs and when they are used, including the frequency and scope of each.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe Program Integrated Baseline Review
  • Describe Contractor Integrated Baseline Review

Lesson 5: IBR Interview Techniques

This lesson introduces you to IBR interview techniques. You will learn how to conduct an interview including philosophy, approach, methods to avoid, and potential problems to be aware of.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Conduct an IBR Interview