The Results Driven Program® (RDP) is a training management system consisting of processes and tools designed to ensure optimal delivery, integration, and compliance within an adaptive, performance-based training program.
Using standard project management principles, the RDP sets the basis for performance guarantees.
The Results Driven Program (RDP) provides a "turn key" solution for performance based training programs.
The RDP Difference
RDP has a very different scope from the traditional use of simulation in training. RDP provides a Training Support Package (T.S.P.), allowing customers to get the most of their investment.
Implemented properly, the RDP becomes more valuable with each year and pays for itself starting year one. Outcomes should include both increase in capabilities and decrease in time/cost. RDP implements and makes optimum use of synthetic technology, human performance methods (when available), customized courseware, and an evolving set of training applications within the areas of Sustainment, Qualification Preparation, Crew Served, and Enhanced Marksmanship Training. RDP structures the collection of performance data, analysis and improvement routines, and generation of reports that support agility and ongoing relevance. This allows customers to continually adapt their training in response to ever-evolving threats and in support of ever-evolving tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). The adaptive nature of the program must ensure ongoing relevancy, while training materials generated maintain compliance with Instructional Systems Design/Development ISD standards and existing doctrine, along with being interoperable with information management systems. RDP is compliant with Federal Acquisition Regulations Subpart 37.6 - Performance-Based Acquisition. View more at our Contracting page.
Pii The most requested RDP reports focus on unit level activity. However, individual performance data also provides value. The RDP has experience working within Personal Identifyable Information (Pii) contraints of US Government service.
In order to achieve a performance based program, data is required. In order to collect and manage that data, processes are required. This picture shows the start of the login process in a training program accommodating 1000+ personnel annually. With the processes in place, RDP collects the individual roster and unit level data in both electronic and paper backup formats.
RDP provides a complete set of processes and supporting template materials. These processes span from the strategic, to operations, to tactical (training delivery) levels.
Processes are necessary to:
Establish project standards
Measure against those standards
If your organization spends $1 million or more annually on training, consider using the RDP to increase benefits associated with your training investment.
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is a critical component of managing performance in projects and programs. As government decision makers seek efficiency and effectiveness, M&E provides the necessary data to identify factors that contribute to success and to make decisions and adjustments, as required. M&E provides impartial data to support resource allocation decisions and to identify how successes can be replicated.
Unbiased M&E is a key factor in the Results Driven Program® (RDP) and supports the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA).
Whether the training program is large or small scale, some level of M&E is feasible and affordable. The RDP has a proactive and standardized approach for implementation and for M&E.
RDP has been compared to a "CMMI out of the box" solution. RDP can play a valuable role in organizations running CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration), Levels 3 Defined, Level 4 Quantitatively Managed, or Level 5 Optimizing.
If M&E is important to your organization, contact IPC and request a consultant now.
“The Shot Timer Knows No Bias” is a slogan from the course created in partnerhsip
with Rustic Ridge Ludus entitled “The Standard for Concealed Carry”.
This concept is applicable in a discussion about RDP.
For both the shot timer and the RDP; measurable results are what matter.
The shot timer, like RDP, focuses on the measurement of hard performance data, measured against a standard. This allows true skills assessment, and provides a clear criteria for improvement.
IPC uses systems for the collection of performance data. This data in turn is analyzed and turned into actionable intelligence (reports).