Introducing the ATCA-ERAU AMS Workshop
Make the AMS Work for You!

ATCA is excited to offer an exclusive AMS Workshop, a joint-initiative developed by ATCA and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). We have created this professional development curriculum to help aviation professionals like you harness the full capabilities of the FAA Acquisition Management System (AMS). From service analysis and strategic planning to in-service management, this one-day course will equip you with the tools and insight you need to not only effectively navigate the AMS but to maximize your competitive edge.
Our course, led by ERAU associate professor Dr. John Longshore, is designed to engage participants at all levels of AMS experience in both industry and government. At the end of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion, jointly signed by ERAU and ATCA.

The one-day ATCA/ERAU AMS Workshop will take place the Monday before the ATCA Technical Symposium, May 13, at Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The class size is extremely limited—only 30 participants! Registration is $799 for ATCA members ($899 for non-members).

Hurry! We expect this workshop to sell out quickly.

Please note: This event takes place at the ATCA Technical Symposium. Please register through the ATCA Tech Symposium registration portal to access the registration for this workshop. You do not have to register for the ATCA Technical Symposium to attend this workshop. 

 Top 4 Reasons to Attend the May 13 ATCA-ERAU AMS Workshop
 1. Breaks Down Different Contract Structures and Adjudication Process. The workshop will provide the basics of understanding the nuances of the AMS to better navigate the entire process.
 2. Deep Dive on Critical Chain Management. These factors affect how providers propose contracts and for those screening and managing contracts. The workshop engages both industry and government, because according to Dr. Longshore, “it has to work on both ends.”
 3. We’ll Answer Where the AMS is Going. Agile is the name of the game today in the federal government. And it’s much more than a buzzword – the FAA is currently transitioning the AMS to a total Agile environment. Your ability to work in that more dynamic environment will make all the difference in proposals.
 4. Your Certificate Can Be Used for RFPs. Only serious proposals turn into contracts. Your AMS Workshop certificate of completion will be signed by ERAU’s Dean of the College of Business, Dr. Longshore, and ATCA. It can be used in proposals as a record of your certification and professional development. 

Questions? Email
Abigail Glenn-Chase today or call 703.299.2430.

ATCA-ERAU AMS Workshop Agenda
Instructor: John M. Longshore

Monday, May 13, 2019
8 – 8:30 a.m.  Introductions and AMS Agenda Overview
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. What is the AMS and What are its Key Elements?
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Why You Need to Understand the Lifestyle Acquisition Management Policy!
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. How do I Deal with Procurement Policy Requirements?
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Understanding the Special Categories of Contracts That Drive the Procurement Process
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. What You Need to Understand About Critical Lifecycle Management Functions and Disciplines, and How they Drive the Procurement Process
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break 
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. The Agile and Critical Chain Acquisition Management System
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.  How do I Use the FAST Acquisition Systems Toolset to My Advantage? (Interactive Workshop)

last update: May 2, 2019

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