Q : How many projects are included in Project Future?

A:  Fifty-three projects are being monitored as at November 2016.

Q: The projects have been grouped.  What are these groups?

A: There are 3 groups:

  • Achieving Better Outcomes (ABO)
  • Public Service Innovation (PSI)
  • Civil Service Transformation (CST)

Q: What’s the purpose of the project groupings?

A: Each group has a different focus and their governance arrangements are different:

  • ABO projects include capital projects and other large, complex projects.  They report directly to Cabinet. They have their own bespoke governance arrangements. The SRIU methodologies and templates are recommended.
  • PSI projects focus on improving of an area of government’s operations, like improving debt collection at the HSA. Cabinet makes the decisions on business cases.  The projects are overseen by a Project Future Steering Committee.  The SRIU methodologies and templates are mandatory.
  • ABO projects focus on changes that impact the entire civil service, like improving procurement. The Deputy Governor makes decisions on business cases.  The projects are overseen by a CO Transformation Leadership Team. The SRIU methodologies and templates are mandatory.

Q: What are the key groups in relation to Project Future and their roles?


  1. Cabinet selects the Project Future projects.
  2. The Project Future Steering Committee oversees PSI projects and the CO’s Transformation Leadership Team oversees CST projects. ABO have bespoke governance arrangements.
  3. The Deputy Governor is the overall sponsor for Project Future and responsible for ensuring the civil service delivers the projects successfully.
  4. Chief Officers are responsible for the successful delivery of the projects .
  5. The Business Case Review Committee (BCRP) is responsible for quality control through vetting of Outline Business Cases.
  6. The SRIU’s role is to:
  • establish a framework and methodology for the implementation of Project Future,
  • develop tools and templates for project teams to use,
  • facilitate training and capacity-building of civil servants, and
  • monitor and report on projects.