Capability Life Cycle (CLC)—Project Management
Dr Shari Soutberg & Dr Mike Ryan present an edVirtus professional education course that provides attendees with an understanding of the processes and management practices associated with project management in the Defence environment, particularly as part of the Australian Defence Capability Life Cycle (CLC). The course introduces participants to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) and, in particular, to how it can be used to guide Defence project management and develop key Defence CLC project artefacts. On completion of the course, attendees will be able to describe the application of project management in Defence including: CLC project management roles and the place of projects in the Defence Capability Program Architecture (CPA); the meaning of integrated project management in Defence; and when and how project management is applied across the CLC. This course also provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of the principal project artefacts associated with the CLC: the Joint Capability Need Statement (JCNS), the Operational Concept Document (OCD), the Function and Performance Specification (FPS), Project Execution Strategy (PES) and supporting Project plans. A guided walkthrough of the OCD Development Guide is provided and selected important activities are discussed in detail.