Planning, Budgeting and Performance Measurement (BUDG8180)

Planning, Budgeting and Performance Measurement

Planning, Budgeting and Performance Measurement


Examine the relationship between performance measurement, strategic and annual planning, performance budgeting and performance reviews. Understand how performance measurement can improve planning and decision-making, resulting in government services that are more responsive, efficient and effective. Learn how to comply with the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), the GPRA Modernization Act, and Part 6 of OMB Circular No. A-11. Become familiar with the concepts and terminology used in performance measurement.

This course is part of the Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management (MCFFM). It may be taken as an alternative to Planning, Programming, Budgeting And Execution (PPBE) BUDG8000D.

Who Should Attend?

Budget and program analysts, accountants, and operating officials involved in performance measurement, strategic planning, or financial measurements.




24.0 CPE's

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate between mission, goals, objectives, outcomes, outputs, inputs, performance indicators and performance targets
  • Develop appropriate indicators and targets for measuring program performance
  • Describe the requirements for strategic plans, annual performance plans, performance reviews and annual program performance reports
  • Describe the process involved in the development of a performance-based budgeting and measurement system

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Day one of three

  • Introduction and Learning Outcomes
    • Changing budget environment
    • Need for performance-based budgets
    • Benefits of performance measurement
    • Phases of budget process
    • Course Learning Outcomes
  • Federal Budget Overview
    • Definition of a budget
    • OMB budget guidance
    • Information contained in budget
    • Program, object class and performance-based budget formats
    • Purposes of an organizational budget
    • Knowledge check
  • Congressional Call for Performance-Based Budgeting
    • Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
    • Government Performance and Results Modernization Act (GPRAMA)
    • Performance Terminology
    • Discussion Session
    • Knowledge check
    • Exercise

Day two of three

  • Performance Information Needed for a Performance-Based Budget
    • Developing a mission statement
    • Developing strategic goals
    • Developing strategic objectives
    • Preparing performance indicators
    • Preparing performance targets
    • Knowledge check
    • Exercises
  • Role of Accounting in Preparation of Performance-Based Budgets
    • Importance of cost data
    • Sources of cost data
    • Types of costs
    • Knowledge check

Day three of three

  • Integrating Performance and Cost Data
    • Budget format
    • Displaying performance-based data
    • Displaying traditional budget data
    • Budget justification
    • OMB/Agency review
    • Knowledge check
    • Exercises
  • Using the performance measurement system to manage operations
    • Performance monitoring system
    • Workload, efficiency, effectiveness
    • Productivity improvement
    • Conversion of inputs to outputs ands outcomes
    • Knowledge check
    • Exercises
  • Course Summary
    • Review of key learning points
    • Distribution of course completion certificates
    • Course evaluation

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