Performance Management and Accountability Toolkit (PMAT) is one of the most advanced and user-friendly software suite to help create ‘effective organizations’ that deliver what is expected from them and hold their managers accountable for their performance. It is based on vast accumulated international experience with the design and implementation of performance management systems in public and private sector.
Salient features of the toolkit:
- Based on open standards: PMAT has been designed and developed using Open Source Tools and Techniques. Hence, it can be scaled and extended without any hassles of commercial licenses and terms of references.
- Mobile responsive: The software is web based and responsive in terms of its functionality and accessibility. You may use it on computers or mobile devices as tablets or smart phones etc.
- Secure: PMAT has been developed using regrous web security guidelines and a team of experts ensures its extended security consinuosly.
- International Best Practices: The methodology of drafting Performance Agreements is based on international best practices and the same guidelines is fully embodies in to PMAT hence it makes it based on best practices.
Modules of the toolkit:
Strategic Management System: This modules allows the principal (owner) and agent to collaboratively design a robust Strategy for the organization
Performance Management System: This module is the heart of the software and it has three sub-modules:
Performance Management of Organization: It helps organizations design a Performance Agreement for top three layers of the management in an integrated manner. It produces a set of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and SI (Success Indicators) that are related to the Vision, Mission and Objectives of the organization. Please click here for the Guidelines for Preparing Performance Agreements. Click here for an illustrative Step-by-Step Guide for Designing sub-Performance Agreements.
Quality Assurance of Performance Management System: This module allows the designated person to systematically evaluate the quality of Performance Agreement (PA) document of the organization. The proposed Performance Agreement Evaluation Methodology (PEM) is intended to provide a benchmark against which the design of a PA can be evaluated. It provides an agreed definition of “quality” in the context of designing a PA. In the absence of such a shared understanding, there is a danger that the “quality” of PA, like beauty, could lie in the eyes of the beholder.
Performance Appraisal of Employees: This module allows each employee of the organization to create an Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) that is consistent with the objectives of the organization. It allows synchronization of the individual efforts with the organization vision, mission and objectives.
Risk Management System: Essence of management is ‘risk management.’ As this slide shows when a manager has full control of input outputs, then it is referred to as Administration. The realm of Management covers those areas over which management does not have full control. This modules allows senior managers to assign risk and proactively manage it.
Budget Management System: This module allows the top management of the organization to keep track of the budget and ensure that adequate funding for achieving high priority organizational goals.