Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Twenty Questions to Assess Your Program's Chances of Success

This online course introduces risk management concepts and explains the 20 key drivers that comprise the SEI risk-based method for assessing complex projects, the Mission Diagnostic Protocol. This course explains what these drivers are and how the assessment of a program using the drivers creates a profile of a program's chances of success.

This hour-long course is part of a series of e-Learning modules to acquaint acquisition staff with key aspects of software-reliant systems acquisition.

Who should attend?

Managers and program staff interested in

  • project and program management
  • understanding how to assess and manage risk in developmental and operation settings


Topics

  • Risk management concepts
  • Tactical and Systemic approaches to analyzing risk
  • Drivers of Program Success explained
  • Drivers of Program Success Applied to your program

Objectives

At the completion of the course, the student will

  • Develop a common understanding of risk management concepts and terminology
  • Understand the key drivers of program success
  • Understand how drivers can be used when assessing a program's systemic risk
  • Be able to use the Standard Driver Workbook to assess a program's success

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

To access the SEI Learning Portal, your computer must have the following:

  • For optimum viewing, we recommend using the following browsers: Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 or above, Safari 4 or above
  • These browsers are supported on the following operating systems: MS Windows 7 and above, OSX, most Linux distributions
  • Mobile Operating Systems: iOS default browsers versions 6 and 7; Android versions higher than 4.2

Materials

This course is presented in the form of narrated instructional pages. Interactive assessments assist with comprehension of the subject matter and application of the diagnostic tools. Learners will also be able to access additional resources related to the subject matter and a downloadable copy of the course presentation slides.

Schedule

Learners will have three weeks to complete the course. Upon completing all course elements, the learner is awarded an electronic certificate of course completion.




Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials.

Course Details

Course Fees [USD]

eLearning: $75

eLearning

This self-paced course is available online via the SEI Learning Portal.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Carnegie Mellon University/Software Engineering Institute offices will be closed for winter break, December 23, 2016-January 2, 2017. SEI course registrations received during this period will be confirmed and enrollment completed on January 3, 2017.

 

If you wish to purchase this course for a group of learners, please email course-info@sei.cmu.edu or telephone at +1 412-268-7622 for group rate details.


The SEI offers this course as instructor-led classroom training and as eLearning.
 

For More Information

E-mail: course-info@sei.cmu.edu
Phone: 412-268-7622