Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) Army (BUDG8001)

Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) Army

Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) Army


Gain a greater knowledge of how the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Army (DA) PPBE systems work in acquiring, allocating and managing resources. Explore the relationships among the DA budget cycle, acquisition process and mission planning. Gain an understanding of the documents generated during the entire PPBE process, the flow and sequencing of these documents, and the interface of the PPBE documents and requirements among the DA, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Services, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and Commanders of the Combatant Commands.

This five-day course is designed to satisfy the Army Civilian Training, Education and Development System (ACTEDS) CP 11 training requirements established for all financial management positions within the Department of Army.

This course is part of the Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management.

Who Should Attend?

Department of Army budget analysts, financial managers, accountants, management analysts and operating officials who want a greater knowledge of how the PPBE process works and how their organizational budget development and execution are affected by this process.




40 CPE's

Class Type:

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

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the relationships among the components of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process
  • Identify the key officials and organizations, as well as the purpose, content, and timing of key PPBE events
  • Explain the relationship among strategy, war plans, PPBE and acquisition
  • Describe how DA program and budget submissions are derived and the relationship to the overall Defense budget and the President’s Budget
  • Review the congressional enactment process and explain its influence on PPBE
  • Discuss the basic elements of DA budget performance and execution

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Day 1
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Army PPBE

  • Historical background on the evolution of PPBE
  • Understand how the DoD budget is derived and its relationship to the President’s Budget

Lesson 2 – Key DoD and Army Officials, Decision Bodies, and Forums involved in the PPBE Process

  • Key players in the DoD and Army PPBE process
  • DoD Decision Bodies
  • Key Army PPBE Participants

Day 2
Lesson 3 – Planning Phase of the PPBE Process

  • Planning phase of both Army and DoD PPBE
  • Documents involved in the planning phase of PPBE
  • The relationship between strategy, war plans, PPBE and acquisition

Day 3
Lesson 4 – Programming Phase of the PPBE Process

  • Programming phase at the OSD and Army levels
  • Documents used during the programming phase at OSD and Army levels
  • OSD and Army organizations and individuals involved in programming phase

Day 4
Lesson 5 – Budgeting Phase of the PPBE Process

  • Budgeting phase at the OSD and Army levels
  • Documents developed during the budgeting phase
  • Purpose and duration of Army appropriations
  • Purpose and timing of the OSD and OMB joint review process
  • Congressional review of the President’s Budget
  • Documents produced during the congressional review process

Day 5
Lesson 6 – Execution Phase of the PPBE Process

  • Documents used in the execution phase of PPBE
  • Define appropriation, apportionment, commitment, obligation and outlay
  • Processes and procedures used to track and measure performance in DoD and Army
  • How PPBE relates to the President’ management Agenda (PMA)

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