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Program Evaluation of the Training Provided to the Procurement, Materiel Management and Real Property (PMMRP) Functional Community: Management Action Plan

Program Evaluation of the Training Provided to the Procurement, Materiel Management and Real Property (PMMRP) Functional Community

August 2010

This Action Plan identifies the steps management will take to address the recommendations from the Program Evaluation of Training Provided to the PMMRP Functional Community.

Background

The Program Evaluation of the Training Delivered to the PMMRP Functional Community was listed as a commitment for fiscal year 2009-2010 in the Five-Year Evaluation Plan of the Canada School of Public Service (the School). It was conducted between November 2009 and June 2010 to examine the relevance and performance of the training for PMMRP functional specialists. It is expected that the findings of the report will support PMMRP training managers in the Individual Learning Branch as well as the School's Executive Management Committee in determining the future direction of the training designed for this community.

Response to the Recommendations

The evaluation of the PMMRP program was reviewed by staff and management. The report contains valuable information on many aspects of the maintenance and delivery of the program which will be used to improve it.

In general, findings are positive; they confirm the relevance of the PMMRP curriculum to the School's corporate priorities, as well as the clear need for the School to remain involved in providing training to the PMMRP community.

As part of the implementation of the functional community strategy established in 2009 2010, the Functional Area has worked with other parts of the School to develop a new School-wide approach to serving the PMMRP community. Communications will be improved to clarify respective roles and responsibilities.

With the tightening of resources available for design and maintenance, the School's project management approach, including risk management strategies, will be improved to increase efficiency in design activities.

The focus over the past three years has been the development and delivery of the required training program for all PMMRP specialists (over 10,000) within the prescribed timelines. This was achieved successfully. Most respondents to the survey were satisfied with their classroom learning. Ensuring quality products is of the utmost priority for the Functional Area; through the Curriculum Review, a review of all products is underway to ensure content accuracy. A clear quality assurance process is being established to ensure an efficient life-cycle approach to managing products.

All PMMRP specialists across Canada need to have the same level of competence to accomplish their duties efficiently. However, the reality of specialists in the Regions is markedly different than that of specialists in the National Capital Region. The School's training should reflect this reality and a review of the program with a regional lens will be undertaken.

The real property stream of the community does not yet have access to a training program that meets its learning needs in the context of the federal government. Working in collaboration with the Functional Community Office, the Functional Authority Area will determine what can be done to support this stream of the community.

The proposed Action Plan sets out the measures management will take to follow up on recommendations made in the report and identifies the office of primary interest (OPI). In some cases, OPIs may be outside the PMMRP Functional area. These OPIs will work in collaboration with the PMMRP team and management to deliver results.

Recommendation 1a. Clarify roles and responsibilities among internal School stakeholders.

Recommendation 1a. Clarify roles and responsibilities among internal School stakeholders. Read down the first column to the proposed action that interests you. Read across to the right for the forecast completion date and the OPI (Office of Primary Interest)
Proposed Action Forecast
Completion
Date
OPI
Agree.

Building from the MOU with the Office of the Comptroller General and the Functional Community Strategy, the Functional Area will prepare, in collaboration with internal stakeholders, a document that will clarify roles and responsibilities for internal stakeholders involved in the design, administration and delivery of PMMRP training.

December 2010 Director General, Functional Communities and Blended Learning Centre

Pilots will be conducted to evaluate the Integrated Learning Management System Content Management System . The result of these pilots will help clarify business processes and roles and responsibilities for the design, development and deployment of online learning content.

March 2011 Director General, Registration and Reporting

Recommendation 1b. Develop and implement a comprehensive internal communication and reporting strategy.

Recommendation 1b. Develop and implement a comprehensive internal communication and reporting strategy. Read down the first column to the proposed action that interests you. Read across to the right for the forecast completion date and the OPI (Office of Primary Interest)
Proposed Action Forecast
Completion
Date
OPI
Agree.

The PMMRP Functional Area will develop and implement a communication and reporting strategy with key performance indicators.

March 2011 Director General, Functional Communities and Blended Learning Centre; Director General, Registration and Reporting

Recommendation 2. Where appropriate, establish risk management strategies to support effective project management practices.

Recommendation 2. Where appropriate, establish risk management strategies to support effective project management practices. Read down the first column to the proposed action that interests you. Read across to the right for the forecast completion date and the OPI (Office of Primary Interest)
Proposed Action Forecast
Completion
Date
OPI
Agree.

In May, all employees of the PMMRP Functional Area received training on Microsoft Project . The Functional Area is piloting the use of Microsoft Project for PMMRP team employees involved in different types of projects, including the management of new course development, course updates, and project reporting.

Pilot from September to December 2010 for some employees Director General, Functional Communities and Blended Learning Centre

Concurrently, the Functional Community Area will review its standards, processes, and timelines for course design/update and will align with the evergreening process to be developed by Curriculum Review.

January 2011 Director General, Functional Communities and Blended Learning Centre; OPI for Streamlining Curriculum

Risks and mitigation strategies associated with these activities will be identified, as part of the next integrated planning exercise.

March 2011 Director General, Functional Communities and Blended Learning Centre

Recommendation 3. Establish a quality assurance strategy that is responsive to key content issues, and consider assigning a dedicated resource to this function.

Recommendation 3. Establish a quality assurance strategy that is responsive to key content issues, and consider assigning a dedicated resource to this function. Read down the first column to the proposed action that interests you. Read across to the right for the forecast completion date and the OPI (Office of Primary Interest)
Proposed Action Forecast
Completion
Date
OPI
Agree.

A new process has already been implemented for coordinating evaluation products and a resource has been assigned to this task. The process ensures that all evaluation information is compiled and made available promptly to the persons responsible for design and delivery in the PMMRP Functional Area.

September 2010 Director General, Functional Communities and Blended Learning Centre

Through the curriculum review action plan, a new evergreening process will be developed. Once approved, the PMMRP Functional Area will implement the process promptly.

January 2011 OPI for Curriculum Streamlining Director General, Functional Communities and Blended Learning Centre

Recommendation 4. Identify areas for improvement to better align the PMMRP training suite with the learning needs of Real Property Management specialists and consult key stakeholders to determine next steps.

Recommendation 4. Identify areas for improvement to better align the PMMRP training suite with the learning needs of Real Property Management specialists and consult key stakeholders to determine next steps. Read down the first column to the proposed action that interests you. Read across to the right for the forecast completion date and the OPI (Office of Primary Interest)
Proposed Action Forecast
Completion
Date
OPI
Agree.

A new version of the School course Introduction to Real Property (M721) was launched in July 2010. This course was piloted with Real Property community participants and is now better aligned with the community's learning needs. The Functional Area will closely monitor the results of the level one satisfaction surveys and instructor reports for this course.

July 2010 and ongoing monitoring Director General, Functional Communities and Blended Learning Centre

The PMMRP Community Management Office has recently set up a Real Property Advisory Committee Working Group that will meet over the fall months to discuss implementation strategies related to the five-year Capacity Building Strategy, including the professional development of the Real Property stream of this community. The Functional Area will attend these meetings, share the recommendation made in the Evaluation report and determine next steps.

Ongoing Director General, Functional Communities and Blended Learning Centre

Recommendation 5. Engage key stakeholders to develop a strategy tailored to the training needs and resource realities of the Regions.

Recommendation 5. Engage key stakeholders to develop a strategy tailored to the training needs and resource realities of the Regions. Read down the first column to the proposed action that interests you. Read across to the right for the forecast completion date and the OPI (Office of Primary Interest)
Proposed Action Forecast
Completion
Date
OPI
Agree.

A review of the PMMRP Functional Area will be conducted to identify specific regional delivery needs and challenges and areas of priorities.

December 2010 Director General, Regions; Director General, Functional Communities and Blended Learning Centre

The PMMRP Functional Area, together with regional representatives and with the collaboration of the Community Management Office, will examine innovative approaches to the training needs and resource realities of the Regions. These approaches will include addressing issues of accessibility to qualified instructors in the Regions.

March 2011 Director General, Functional Communities and Blended Learning Centre; Director General, Regions

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