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?
- Cabinet selects the Project Future projects.
- The Project Future Steering Committee oversees PSI projects and the CO’s Transformation Leadership Team oversees CST projects. ABO have bespoke governance arrangements.
- The Deputy Governor is the overall sponsor for Project Future and responsible for ensuring the civil service delivers the projects successfully.
- Chief Officers are responsible for the successful delivery of the projects .
- The Business Case Review Committee (BCRP) is responsible for quality control through vetting of Outline Business Cases.
- 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.