The above organization chart depicts the reporting hierarchy for the Chief of Programme.
There are three levels to the organization chart. The first and highest level represents the Vice Chief of Defence Staff at the top. The second level showcases the Chief of Programme reporting to the Vice Chief of Defence Staff. The third level displays the three directorates reporting to the Chief of Programme. They are: Director of Defence Force Planning, Director of Defence Program Coordination and Director Defence Strategy Management.
Coordinates the departmental strategic direction for Defence with the resources allocated and aligns defence goals, objectives within the Defence Services Program (DSP). The DSP is the departmental program which contains departmentally approved activities and projects essential to the delivery of affordable and effective defence services to the Government and Canadians.
DDPC coordinates the in year management of the DSP employing a comprehensive programme management approach through maintaining liaison with L1 organizations, conducting comprehensive project analysis, collaborating closely with DDFP, and providing sound advice to Senior Leadership on the efficient and effective use of departmental resources. It also reviews and assesses the progress of programme implementation and manages the resolution of related issues as anticipated or presented.
DDSM develops and sustains the Department’s integrated strategy management process which includes the Performance Management Framework (PMF), Integrated Risk Management (IRM) and Knowledge Management (KM), all of which suppport and facilitate informed decision-making at the senior level. Organizational Learning continues to be a priority and as such, will be systematically advanced across the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces. The goal is to foster management practices that enable effective Defence strategy execution. Departmental results are then communicated to the Treasury Board to enable informed discourse and decision-making and to demonstrate the Department’s clear accountability to Canadians.