As defined by Cabinet, the Project Future programme will be taken forward in three distinct project groupings:
Project Group 1: Achieving Better Outcomes (ABO)
Project Group 2: Public Service Innovation (PSI)
Project Group 3: Civil Service Transformation (CST)
Projects within the three groups vary in terms of focus and their governance arrangements, as explained in the diagram below.
Achieving Better Outcomes (ABO)
- These projects are usually large scale changes in the way major areas of public service operate.
- Some flow from EY; others are Cabinet priorities.
- They will require their own, bespoke project governance arrangements.
- They will report directly in to Caucus and Cabinet.
Examples: capital projects, and ongoing projects such as the Airport development and potential new projects on generating local employment.
Public Service Innovation (PSI)
- These projects aim to make government operations more effective and efficient, improving in-house delivery and considering greater private sector involvement in delivery.
- Most flow from the EY report.
- They are overseen by a Project Future Steering Committee.
- Cabinet is the decision-maker.
Examples: To improve debt collection at the HSA; to reconfigure Government Security Services
Civil Service Transformation (CST)
- These projects focus on changes to transform the way the civil service operates in areas that impact the entire civil service.
- They flow from EY or the Deputy Governor’s priorities.
- They are overseen by the Chief Officer Transformation Leadership Team.
- Deputy Governor is the decision-maker.
Examples: Improving performance management; improving government procurement.