As the principal policy-making body, Cabinet is responsible for selecting the potential projects that make up the Project Future programme, informed by the Government’s political priorities. Cabinet is the key decision-maker. It defines the outcomes projects should seek to achieve and approves Outline Business Cases for ABO and PSI projects. For ABO projects, Cabinet will approve bespoke governance arrangements to oversee effective implementation. For PSI projects, Cabinet is supported by the Project Future Steering Committee.
The Deputy Governor is the sponsor and will be accountable overall for the successful delivery of the Project Future programme. He will provide Cabinet with monthly updates on progress so that any slippage can be identified promptly and handled appropriately. The Deputy Governor is the key decision-maker and approves Outline Business Cases for CST projects, supported in his decision-making by a Chief Officer Transformation Leadership Team.
Chief Officers are responsible for the successful delivery of projects assigned to their Ministry or Portfolio. As project sponsors, they will oversee, coach and mentor their project teams and will procure any external resources their Ministries need to support effective project delivery. Chief Officers will be responsible for ensuring the Government’s standard project management methodology is followed and for the preparation of all the standard documentation required including proper businesses cases.
The role of the Business Case Review Panel (BCRP) is to review business case documents for robustness, quality and compliance with the requirements of the Project Future business case templates and processes. The Panel will work to established review criteria, developed by the Strategic Reforms Implementation Unit (SRIU), in order to provide written feedback to Chief Officers and their project teams. The BCRP, which includes private sector representation, will either recommend that a business cases proceeds for consideration and approval by the key decision-makers or be returned for improvements.
The Strategic Reforms Implementation Unit (SRIU) is responsible for:
- Establishing the Framework and Methodology for implementation,
- Delivering tools and templates for Project Future,
- Facilitating capacity-building, and
- Monitoring and coordinating the production of progress reports on programme delivery.