Federal Program and Project Management (FedPM) and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Community of Practice (CoP)

Published on January 20, 2017

The Federal Program and Project Management Community of Practice (FedPM CoP) is the central source for the sharing of program and project management expertise across the entire federal government. The mission of the FedPM CoP is to facilitate the government-wide improvement of project management practices and execution, and to connect federal employees to a wide array of project management resources and to each other. Initiated in 2014, the FedPM CoP provides an informal networking environment where members can exchange best practices and lessons learned, engage in mentoring partnerships, leverage training resources, and develop their careers. The FedPM CoP currently has 350 members from ~90 agencies and departments.

A major goal of the FedPM CoP is to provide peer-to-peer exchange of information so that:

  • No one faces the need to ‘reinvent the wheel’
  • Members’ hard work reaps benefits beyond their own organization
  • Agencies and Departments see commonalities in the challenges that they face, and share existing resources in order to confront those challenges

The FedPM CoP focuses on five major areas of expertise via its working groups which are tasked with discussing recent developments on topics, sharing relevant resources via the FedPM CoP website, and developing deliverables based on best practices. FedPM CoP Working Groups include:

  • Acquisition
  • Capital Asset
  • Cross-Functional
  • Financial Assistance
  • Information Technology

In October 2016, the FedPM CoP Acquisition Working Group worked with FAI to establish the CoP for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (COR) as an extension of the FedPM CoP Acquisition Working Group. The COR CoP already has over 100 members from ~75 federal agencies.

Interested in Joining the FedPM and/or COR CoPs?

The FedPM and COR CoPs are hosted by the OMB MAX system, so registration in the OMB MAX system is required. If you do not have an OMB MAX account, you can create one by completing the OMB MAX Registration Form

Visit the FedPM CoP website today to:

  • Join us! From the CoP homepage, click CoP Membership: Registration Link and Directory, and join Working Groups and the COR CoP
  • Visit the COR CoP homepage
  • Access content that others have shared, and share content from your organization
  • Join a Working Group
  • Nominate yourself as a point of contact
  • Discuss areas for collaboration with program and project management colleagues
  • Suggest lessons learned and new areas for collaboration
  • Nominate yourself or a colleague for the Distinguished Project / Program Management Speaker Series
  • Contact the FedPM CoP Coordinators: Scott Hine and Christie Rewey

Create an OMB MAX account now, and join the FedPM and COR CoPs today! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect, network, and collaborate with colleagues from across the federal acquisition community!