Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) (BUDG8000)

Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE)

Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE)


Explore the interrelationships of the budget cycle, the acquisition process and the mission planning of the Department of Defense (DoD). Gain an understanding of the documents generated during the PPBE process, the flow and sequencing of these documents and their various interfaces. Learn about the information and requirements of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Services, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Commanders of the Combatant Commands.

This course is part of the Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management (MCFFM) and it may be taken as an alternative to Planning, Budgeting and Performance Measurement BUDG8180D.

Who Should Attend?

DoD civilian and military budget analysts, financial managers and operating officials who will benefit from a greater knowledge of how the PPBE process works and how organizational budget development and execution are affected by this process.




24 CPE's

Class Type:

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

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the relationship between strategic planning, needs determination, PPBE and the acquisition processes
  • Summarize the purpose of PPBE
  • Distinguish between the planning, programming, budgeting and execution phases of the PPBE process
  • Explain the roles of key officials and organizations involved in the PPBE process
  • List the key products and documents generated and used within the PPBE process
  • Participate more effectively in the PPBE and budget development processes

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Day 1
Module 1 – Introduction to the PPBE Process
        Historical background information on PPBE
        Evolution of the PPBE process
        Management Initiative Decision (MID) 913
        Relationship between strategy, PPBE and acquisition

Module 2 – Planning Phase of the PPBE Process
        Key documents involved in the planning phase of PPBE
        Process in developing the national strategy

Day 2
Module 3 – Programming Phase of the PPBE Process
        Key documents used and developed during the programming phase
        Identify the OSD organizations and individuals involved in the programming phase

Module 4 – Budgeting Phase of the PPBE Process
        Key documents developed in the budgeting phase
        Purpose and duration of DoD appropriations
        Purpose of the OSD and OMB joint review process
        Congressional review of the President’s Budget

Day 3
Module 5 – Execution Phase of the PPBE Process
        Define appropriation, apportionment, commitment, obligation and outlays
        Key documents used in the execution phase
        Processes and procedures used to track and measure performance in DoD
        The PPBE as it related to the President’s Management Agenda (PMA)

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