We provided technical support to CAAS to establish their training requirements, followed by design and implementation of a CAAS training and development process for cost engineers and forecasters.
The upskilling and skills transfer programme that had been undertaken by KPMG on the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) CAAS cost engineering and cost forecasting capability streams required metrication and monitoring.
The aim was to demonstrate whether the CAAS technical staff (250 cost engineers and forecasters) were being upskilled in line with the Awareness, Professional Practitioner, Expert (A-P-E) capability scale when they were being assessed annually.
This task progressed onto developing modules to enable this skills training for CAAS and the DE&S Commercial Function.
The work involved developing a process to produce a training tube map that aligned with the capability streams and technical levels required. This defined the training requirements needed for everyone to help them rise through the A-P-E technical capability levels.
This information was combined with the individual’s defined task at hand, following consultation to produce a development plan that delivers well-rounded individuals at each capability level.
The process was implemented through logbooks and an online training planning tool to define training and task development demand. Subsequently, teaching modules were developed to train staff at all three A-P-E levels.
Our team provided technical support to CAAS to establish their training requirements, followed by design and implementation of a CAAS training and development process for cost engineers and forecasters. The specific learning modules were then developed to facilitate CAAS training.
Our consultant was awarded the certificate for CAAS Cost Engineering Practitioner in recognition of the value added to the department by this work.