The Future is Now

Cabinet has identified the projects that will be part of Project Future.  Some flow from the EY report. Some are new. Some are ongoing. Others will now start with the development of a Strategic Assessment or an Outline Business Case.

All  have been chosen because they will help the government to achieve its political priorities.

At a press conference on 2 November, 2015, the Premier, the Hon. Alden McLaughlin announced the 51 projects to be explored. He explained that Cabinet will decide if they should be implemented after they receive and review business case documents. Chief Officers are responsible for delivering these documents.

The Premier also shared which EY recommendations will not be taken forward.

The Civil Service, led by The Deputy Governor, the Hon Franz Manderson, is responsible for implementing Project Future. At the Press Conference,  Mr. Manderson spoke of the preparations that are underway to create the conditions necessary for Project Future to succeed:

  1. Clear definitions, by Cabinet, of which projects they want the public service to take forward.
  2. Use of best practice approaches for implementation, including the use of business cases and robust project management methods.
  3. Training and capacity-building for civil servants.
  4. Establishing a unit (the SRIU) to support implementation.

A statement from the Hon. Premier:

“Project  Future, for the first time, establishes a comprehensive and far-reaching programme of public sector reform that will drive efficiency and improve the effectiveness of public services….The programme will see the implementation in full or modified form of the majority of EY’s recommendations and a number of other projects.  I am … encouraged by the work already done to ensure civil servants are properly prepared to manage the Programme in the robust manner it deserves.”

A statement from the Hon. Deputy Governor:

“I am determined that we will match international best-practice in Programme and project management as we implement Project Future. We will match the high expectations set for our public servants with equally high levels of training, support and guidance. Although change brings uncertainty, public servants can be assured that we will keep their welfare at the forefront of our minds and ensure that employees who are directly affected by changes are treated equitably and fairly, helped to transition and empowered to succeed.”

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