Report 2014-116 Recommendation 15 Responses

Report 2014-116: California Department of Consumer Affairs' BreEZe System: Inadequate Planning and Oversight Led to Implementation at Far Fewer Regulatory Entities at a Significantly Higher Cost (Release Date: February 2015)

Recommendation #15 To: Consumer Affairs, Department of

To make certain that Consumer Affairs has a project team that consists of staff trained in managing IT projects, it should ensure that all the BreEZe project team leads obtain all required project management training.

1-Year Agency Response

The Department has completed a comprehensive project management training schedule to ensure that the project leads have the required project management training, in compliance with Statewide Information Management Manual Section 17E (California Project Management Methodology (CA PMM)). See Attachment 1 for complete training schedule.

  • Completion Date: January 2016
  • Response Date: February 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

To fully implement this recommendation, the Department has put in place a project management training schedule to ensure that the project leads obtain the required project management training, in compliance with Statewide Information Management Manual Section 17E (California Project Management Methodology (CA PMM)). Two of the four identified team leads have been scheduled for the required CA PMM Basic training, which will be completed by the end of September 2015. The remaining two identified team leads' required CA PMM Basic training should be completed by January 2016. Additionally, the Project Director and Project Manager have Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. For the new lead staff identified in the Department's SPR 3.1, the Department has included additional funding to ensure the project is prepared to train those staff.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 1, 2016
  • Response Date: August 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

To fully implement this recommendation, the Department has put in place a project management training schedule to ensure that the project leads obtain the required project management training, in compliance with Statewide Information Management Manual Section 17 (California Project Management Methodology). Additionally, the Project Director and Project Manager have Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. For the new lead staff identified in the Department's SPR 3.1, the Department has included additional funding to ensure the project is prepared to train those staff. (Attachment 1)

  • Estimated Completion Date: TBD
  • Response Date: April 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2014-116

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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