Accession Number:

AD1064222

Title:

A Proposed Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) Database Tool for ERDC CERL

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CHAMPAIGN United States

Report Date:

2018-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Since the Engineer Research and Development Centers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory ERDC-CERL operates within a relatively fast-paced business world, often with short and rigid execution schedules, researchers need to quickly assemble effective teams with the right knowledge, skills, and abilities KSAs to timely complete high-quality work. Persons within ERDC-CERL may have the needed KSAs, but locating them currently and quickly can be challenging. ERDC-CERLs FY17 Level II Leadership Development Program LDP2 team recommends addressing the lack of a central repository for ERDC-CERL employees KSAs, because lack of such information often leads to outsourcing and missed opportunities for in-house teaming among ERDC-CERL personnel. After considering a number of ideas, the LDP2 team developed a database that would enable ERDC-CERL employees to document their unique capabilities and qualifications, and it would also enable project managers, researchers, and others to search the database for persons with KSAs that could be useful on future project teams. The teams concept is compared to past and present ERDC tools and to commercially available KSA database tools. The team concludes that its database concept is superior, but it also identifies needed refinements before laboratory-wide deployment.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Information Science
  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE